Torax Biosciences, a leading life sciences and biomedical company, has launched a revolutionary new, clinically approved hand sanitiser proven to kill 99.99% of bacteria and viruses.

ToraSan is formulated and developed by scientists to meet internationally recognised quality standards. Products are manufactured under strict laboratory conditions at the company’s headquarters in Northern Ireland, led by Managing Director and esteemed clinical researcher and published scientific author, Dr Lawrence McGrath PhD, MSc, T.D.

“ToraSan products are manufactured to the World Health Organisation’s recommended formulation and are independently tested and verified to ensure the integrity of antibacterial and antiviral properties”, explains Dr McGrath.

ToraSan’s unique formula provides a minimum concentration of 75% isopropyl, certified by the World Health Organisation to provide the optimum level of protection against bacteria and viruses.[1] Many hand sanitisers only provide between 60-70% alcohol concentration which can be incapable of killing viruses.

“ToraSan is formulated using isopropyl, which is the gold standard in antibacterial and antiviral defence. Not only does isopropyl provide optimal protection but it’s also kinder to skin. Ethanol-based sanitisers, whilst being potentially less effective, can also cause dry and cracked skin, or lead to more severe skin conditions with prolonged use. ToraSan also contains Tea Tree Oil, which helps protect the skin, providing its own well-known anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and antibacterial qualities”, added Dr McGrath.

In a major move for the company, leading medical supply distributor HDM Marketing, based in Tobermore, recently signed a new deal with Torax Biosciences to supply ToraSan hand sanitiser to 300 pharmacies across the island of Ireland.

Harry Dunlop Director of HDM Marketing, said:

“Since the beginning of the pandemic, consumer awareness of hand sanitisers has not only increased, but we are seeing a switch now to more educated consumers actively researching products to ensure they are buying the best, most effective formulations on the market. Safety is at the forefront of everyone’s minds and for us, ToraSan is leading the way in providing that reassurance we all need as the pandemic continues into the autumn and winter months.

Not only does ToraSan offer the highest levels of protection on the market, but the light-weight mist formula ensures quick drying on the hands without any residual stickiness and its fresh aroma and slick design makes this a first-class product. For us, no other hand sanitiser compares.

Co-Director at HDM Marketing, Jarlath Hegarty, commented:

“We’re delighted to partner with Torax Biosciences and to bring the ToraSan range of hand sanitisers to new customers across the island of Ireland. We look forward to supporting the company’s ambitious growth plans and to providing export opportunities in the future.”

ToraSan is available as an Instant Hand Sanitiser Spray in a range of volumes, from 50ml handbag bottles to 500ml desk bottles. In addition, ToraSan is available in 5 litre quantities as a liquid or adapted gel for commercial use,

With a strong focus on research and development, the company is retaining all ToraSan profits to fund new scientific posts focused on research into the production of diagnostics for preeclampsia for use in developing countries where the condition can affect up to 16% of pregnancies [2] and is often fatal.

Established in 2014 and headquartered in Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland, Torax Biosciences is one of the fastest growing bioscience companies in the United Kingdom, exporting internationally to over ten countries.

Torax Biosciences Ltd. designs, develops and manufactures in vitro diagnostic (IVD) reagents and novel quality controls for clinical laboratory use to inform the diagnosis of disease, guide clinical treatment and to mitigate or prevent future disease.

Last year, the company expanded its division of therapeutic areas to include infection prevention and control, providing a clinically approved hand sanitiser to the consumer market and incorporating a new e-commerce offering.

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