INVIRTU Hand Foam Sanitiser raises bar for alcohol-free hand rubs in healthcare

It is common knowledge that hand hygiene is fundamental in preventing the spread of healthcare associated infection (HAI). It is also increasingly recognised that many hand rubs and sanitisers can dry the skin when used regularly. Byotrol’s Alcohol Free INVIRTU Hand Foam Sanitiser is different. It has been specifically formulated to be kind to skin, without compromising at all on the high-level of efficacy and performance required within healthcare settings. Recent studies show that people demonstrate better hand hygiene protocols if a product feels good on their skin. In a market dominated by alcohol hand rubs, a high quality alcohol-free product has been hard to find. That is until the launch of INVIRTU Hand Foam Sanitiser.

INVIRTU is a luxurious alcohol-free foaming hand sanitiser from the scientists at Byotrol. It is as effective at killing germs as the hand rubs currently available on the market, while being clinically proven to not dry hands after repeated use.

It takes approximately 30 seconds to dry once applied, giving staff ample time to perform the World Health Organisation (WHO) recommended Ayliffe hand rub technique, so ensuring hand hygiene compliance. This compares to many alcohol-based products when skin can become dry and aggravated and where users may then be less likely to adhere to the full hand hygiene protocols expected.

Stringent laboratory testing

HM39 Byotrol image 2INVIRTU Hand Foam Sanitiser has undergone stringent laboratory testing, including a rigorous 96-hour patch test designed to assess irritation to skin. A Transepidermal Water Loss (TEWL) test, which examines levels of skin dehydration, was also undertaken and results proved that the product maintains and supports the natural pH balance of the skin.

The patented product meets key EN European Standards for a hand rub, specifically EN 1500, EN 13624, EN 1650, EN 13727, EN 1276 and EN 14476 against influenza A (H1N1 Swine Flu) and Rotavirus. INVIRTU Hand Foam Sanitiser is formulated to kill 99.99 per cent of common germs and viruses including MRSA and E. coli. It is effective against bacteria such as Listeria monocytogenes, Salmonella typhimurium and Streptococcus pyogenes and yeast Candida albicans.

Our new formulation of hand sanitiser has been developed to be non-drying on the skin and remain efficacious while still providing an exceptional microbial kill.

Dr Chris Plummer,
Chief Microbiologist at Byotrol

Alcohol-free and non-flammable

INVIRTU Hand Foam Sanitiser is alcohol-free and non-flammable reducing risk for use around vulnerable and dependent patients and visitors. The product is colour free, fragrance free and is compatible with all the major brands of glove used in healthcare settings. While it is not just healthcare workers who need to practise good hand hygiene, visitors and patients also have an essential part to play in preventing the spread of infection. Hand rubs are readily available in public and patient areas throughout an NHS Trust and while this is normal practice, it is not without risk. As patient safety is paramount, hand rub that is situated within reach of vulnerable patients and children (who are not under continuous supervision), offers a potential risk of product misuse.


Invirtu listed on NHS Supply Chain Portal

In summer 2017, Byotrol launched INVIRTU Hand Foam Sanitiser into the NHS and it is now listed via the NHS Supply Chain Portal. The product range includes 50ml Bottle, 600ml Bottle, 800ml Pouch (with Free on Loan Dispenser). Bed-End Holders and Retractable and Non-Retractable Belt Clips are also available.

Infection Prevention Society Conference 2017


Byotrol is attending this year’s IPS in Manchester, and welcomes you to meet the team on Stand 52.







For more information about INVIRTU Hand Foam Sanitiser contact +44 (0) 1925 742000 or email

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