Antiviral and Antimicrobial Hands and Surface Sanitizer

Touitou Elka, HUJI, School of Medicine - IMRIC, School of Pharmacy- Institute for Drug Research



Viruses play a major role in the occurrence of respiratory diseases. Transfer of virus can occur to and from hands, as well as between hands and fomites. Today alcohol – based sanitizers demonstrate good antimicrobial activity but have poor antiviral activity against non-enveloped viruses such as Norovirus and others (around 90% of all non-bacterial outbreaks in Europe can be attributed to Norovirus).

This novel broad spectrum anti-viral and anti-microbial sanitizer helps to prevent the spread of disease by disinfecting  hands and surfaces against bacteria,  as well as enveloped and non-enveloped viruses.

Our Innovation 

  • Our innovation is an anti-viral and anti-microbial sanitizer which addresses unmet medical needs by providing innovative and highly effective sanitizing solution  to prevent the spread of bacteria and viruses
  • The antimicrobial and antiviral spectrum of the active ingredients include biocidal performance against gram-positive bacteria, gram-negative bacteria, mycobacteria, fungi, enveloped viruses and non-enveloped viruses.
  • Novel compositions exhibiting highly effective anti-viral, anti-microbial and/or anti-fungal activity. The compositions can be used for sanitizing and/or disinfecting surfaces.


  • Ready to use product, short time to market.
  • Wide spectrum anti–microbial activity.
  • Activity against non-enveloped viruses
  • Active ingredients are regarded as safe (GRAS) by the US FDA and are listed in the FDA's EAFUS database.
  • Fast sanitizing effect.
  • Pleasant and non–tacky formulations.




FIG. 1/2 depict the synergistic antiviral activity of formulations tested for their antiviral activity against Vaccinia virus after 30 & 60 seconds exposure respectively as compared to conventional formulations  


Patent Status

Granted US 9,023,374

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