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Table 1 Activity of Sterillium® Comfort Gel against 11 Gram-positive ATCC strains and clinical isolates (15 s exposure time).

From: Comprehensive bactericidal activity of an ethanol-based hand gel in 15 seconds

Bacterial species Lowest RF (ATCC strain) Lowest RF (clinical isolate)
Enterococcus faecalis 7.06 7.34
Enterococcus faecium 7.29 6.90
Listeria monocytogenes 6.34 6.23
Micrococcus luteus 5.48 5.38
Staphylococcus aureus including MRSA 6.29 6.58
Staphylococcus epidermidis 5.82 5.60
Staphylococcus haemolyticus 5.34 6.16
Staphylococcus hominis 5.38 5.41
Staphylococcus saprophyticus 6.60 5.41
Streptococcus pneumoniae 5.34 5.60
Streptococcus pyogenes 6.14 5.48
  1. Experiments were done according to the US tentative final monograph; presentation of the lowest reduction factor (RF) of four replicate experiments for each test strain.