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Table 2 Activity of Sterillium® Comfort Gel against 16 Gram-negative 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)
Acinetobacter baumannii 6.60 5.34*
Acinetobacter lwoffi 6.86 5.34*
Bacteriodes fragilis 6.72 6.58
Burkholderia cepacia 6.48 5.48
Enterobacter aerogenes 6.83 5.91
Enterobacter cloacae 6.45 6.75
Escherichia coli 6.64 6.72
Haemophilus influenzae 5.86 5.34
Klebsiella pneumoniae 6.53 6.62
Klebsiella oxytoca 6.73 6.62
Proteus mirabilis 6.78 6.68
Pseudomonas aeruginosa 6.56 6.73
Salmonella enteritidis 6.79 6.75
Salmonella typhimurium 6.72 6.68
Serratia marcescens 6.87 5.62
Shigella sonnei 6.28 6.41
  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; *a clinical isolate was obtained as Acinetobacter calcoaceticus var lwoffi.