Manchester-based infection control specialist Byotrol has won Best New Product award in The Society of Food Hygiene and Technology’s 2009 awards in the UK.
Byotrol’s technology is used in wipes and sprays to help combat the spread of hospital-acquired infections.
The company claims Byotrol is 30% more effective in combating hospital superbugs than the current NHS gold standard cleaning products following trials at the Manchester Royal Infirmary in June 2009.
Byotrol uses water-based micro-polymer technology, which forms an invisible layer on hands, workstations or hospital floors to increase protection against bugs and bacteria. It protects for a minimum of 24 hours.
David McRobbie, ceo of Byotrol, said: “This award underlines the significant opportunities for Byotrol not just in the food sector, but in healthcare and the consumer markets as well.”