Safeguarding Against Viruses and Microorganisms

Biocel Alcohol Hand Sanitiser Gel is your ultimate solution for hand protection against viruses and other microorganisms. Our sanitiser gel is rigorously tested and complies with EN 13727:2012+A2:2015 and EN 13624:2013 standards. This ensures its full effectiveness in safeguarding your hands.

As part of our initiative to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, Biocel has developed stand-alone hand dispenser units that allow sufficient fluid to maintain complete hand hygiene.


Product Benefits

Biocel's Alcohol Hand Sanitiser Gel's powerful dual antiseptic formula kills pathogens on the hands while simultaneously alleviating dermal problems associated with frequent hand washing.

Our non-rinse alcohol-based hand sanitiser gel is formulated to effectively eliminate 99.99% of germs. Notably, this is without the need for soap and water. It provides convenient and on-the-go hand hygiene, making it an essential companion in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Biocel’s Alcohol Hand Sanitiser Gel has superior efficacy.
  • Formulated with humectants to ensure better skin tolerance and not in any way compromise antimicrobial action.
  • Rapid effective antiseptic action.
  • Leaves hands feeling cool and soft.
  • No rinsing is required.

The anti-microbial activity of Biocel's Alcohol Hand Sanitiser Gel results from its ability to denature proteins. Use this product with our foot-operated hand dispenser units to maintain complete hand hygiene.

Technical Details

For complete usage information, please contact us.

Additional information

Pack Size

5 L

P.C.S. No. 100294

UN 1993


Alcohol-based products remove organisms more effectively. They require less time and irritate the skin less often than hand washing with soap and other antiseptic agents and water.

Some enveloped (lipophilic) viruses such as herpes simplex virus (HSV ), HIV, influenza virus, RSV, and vaccinia virus are susceptible to alcohol when tested in vitro. Other enveloped viruses that are somewhat less susceptible, but are killed by 60 to 70% alcohol, including hepatitis B virus (HBV ) and probably hepatitis C virus. Inactivation of naked (non- enveloped) viruses is influenced by temperature, the ratio of disinfectant to virus volume, and protein load.

If hands feel dry after being rubbed together for less time 10 to 15 seconds, it is likely that an insufficient volume of the product was applied. Washing hands regularly with soap and water immediately before and after using an alcohol-based product is not only unnecessary but may lead to dermatitis


Biocel's Alcohol Sanitiser Gel has excellent in vitro germicidal activity against Gram-positive and Gram-negative vegetative bacteria. This includes multidrug-resistant pathogens such as MRSA and VRE, M. tuberculosis, and a variety of fungi.

Alcohols are not good cleansing agents and their use is not recommended when hands are dirty or visibly contaminated with soil. When relatively small amounts of soil present, Biocel’s Alcohol Hand Sanitiser Gel may reduce viable bacterial counts on hands, but does not obviate the need for handwashing with water and soap whenever such contamination occurs.

Additional Information

Dermal tolerance is one of the main parameters leading to product acceptability that directly influences compliance with hand hygiene. Dermal tolerance of alcohol-based hand rubs is related to the addition of the quality of the emollient in the product.

According to EN 13727:2012+A2:2015, Biocel Alcohol Hand Gel possesses bactericidal activity against all of the referenced strains of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Eschericia Coli K12, Staphylococcus aureus and Enterococcus hirae, when tested neat with a contact time of 30 seconds at 20C under clean conditions.

According to EN 13624:2013, Biocel Alcohol Hand Gel possesses yeasticidal activity against the referenced strain of Candida albicans, when tested neat with a contact time of 30 seconds at 20C under clean conditions.


Bear in mind alcohols such as Biocel’s Alcohol Hand Sanitiser Gel while rapidly germicidal when applied to the skin, has no appreciable persistent (residual) activity.

Regrowth of bacteria on the skin occurs slowly after use of alcohol-based hand antiseptics, because of the sub-lethal effect alcohols has on some of the skin bacteria. Alcohols are flammable, and handling alcohol-based preparations should respect safety standards because alcohol is more volatile, container should be kept closed to ensure evaporation is minimised and initial concentration is preserved.

At present, alcohol-based hand rubs are the only known means for rapidly and effectively inactivating a wide array of potentially harmful microorganisms on hands. WHO recommends alcohol-based hand rubs.

WHO recommended hand drop formulation?

Contains > 70% Ethanol, along with Glycerol, and Hydrogen Peroxide

For external use only

Avoid contact with eyes

Keep out of reach of children

Use: Apply a palm-full of Biocel's Alcohol Hand Sanitiser Gel and cover all surfaces of the hands. Rub hands until dry.

Flammable: Keep away from flame and heat

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