Startup develops hand sanitizer with extended COVID-19 protection

July 27, 2020 |

In California, CAGE Bio Inc. says it has discovered a novel hand sanitizer that kills germs on contact and provides more than four hours of protection against COVID-19.

The sanitizer contains ethyl alcohol to remove contamination and a proprietary ionic liquid technology comprised of natural compounds—called IonLast—that extends antiviral protection. Conventional hand sanitizers only offer a few minutes of protection against the virus.

“Long-lasting protection against the transmission of dangerous pathogens via hands will be helpful in many environments including nursing homes, restaurants, grocery stores, gyms and office workplaces.  Long-lasting protection will play an important role in helping Americans get back to their lives, workplaces and routine activities as the country continues to reopen,” says CAGE Bio Nitin Joshi, CEO.  “The average person touches their face 16 to 23 times every hour, often risking exposure to pathogens.  While washing hands and following CDC prevention guidelines continues to be important, applying IonLAST after each washing or between washings is easy and delivers confidence by minimizing the risk of viral and bacterial transmission.”

CAGE Bio created the proprietary formulation in response to the current COVID-19 pandemic.

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