Noroclear kills hospital bugs in 60 seconds


Available in three formats of surface wipes, hand wipes and a hand rub

A disinfectant that combats norovirus as well as killing hospital superbugs in 60 seconds has been developed by Arcis Altos in the UK.

The product, which is free from bleaches and other dangerous chemicals, kills MRSA, C. Difficile, E.coli, salmonella, listeria, norovirus and all influenza viruses. It is available in three formats of surface wipes, hand wipes and a hand rub.

Noroclear has been developed by Arcis Altos in laboratories at the Sci-Tech Daresbury science park in Cheshire. It is already in use in clinics and hospitals in Germany and Austria.

“The technology behind the product is revolutionary in its impact because it gives people one product that deals quickly and across the board with superbugs and common globally occurring debilitating infections,” said Arcis Altos’ Chairman Dr Tim Riley, a former Chief Executive of NHS trusts in the North West of England and Head of NHS public health policy in the 1990s. He also led the team that set up the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE).

“We are recommending that people use it as a simple precautionary measure in situations where the risk of infection is raised, such as when entering hospital or when travelling,” he said.

He added that it could also be used to help prevent the spread of infection in families where one or more people has contracted norovirus.

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“We know there are other products out there which claim to be effective in killing these bugs but none of them is proven to act so quickly, so effectively and against such a wide range of pathogens. It is this speed of efficacy which is so important in guarding against infection.”