AKRON, OH--(Marketwire - Jun 28, 2011) - GOJO Industries, Inc., the maker of PURELL® Instant Hand Sanitizer is pleased to announce receipt of the APIC 2011 William A. Rutala Award for distinction in scientific discovery.
The award, sponsored by Clorox, is given to a member whose abstract most closely reflects the excellence demonstrated by William A. Rutala, a world-renowned expert in disinfection, sterilization, and antisepsis. The Abstract Selection Subcommittee recognizes abstracts that demonstrate exemplary scientific merit and are of high interest and relevance to the infection control community.
The APIC 2011 award honors GOJO Skin Care and Technology Scientist Sarah Edmonds, MS, for her abstract focusing on formulation excellence. Her paper, Comparative Efficacy of Commercially Available Alcohol-based Handrubs and WHO-Recommended Handrubs: Which is More Critical, Alcohol Content or Product Formulation? (Poster # 1569) was presented on Monday, June 27 during the APIC 2011 Annual Conference in Baltimore.
"We're immensely proud of Sarah for all of the hard work and expertise she demonstrated in winning this prestigious award," says GOJO Research and Development Vice President Paige Giannetti. "It exemplifies the commitment and dedication of all of our scientists who help keep our company on the leading edge of skin science."
APIC's more than 13,000 members have primary responsibility for infection prevention, control and hospital epidemiology in healthcare settings around the globe. Members include nurses, epidemiologists, physicians, quality and patient safety professionals, healthcare executives, microbiologists, clinical pathologists, laboratory technologists, and public health practitioners.
GOJO hand cleaning, handwashing, hand sanitizing and skin care formulas under the GOJO®, PURELL® and PROVON® brands use the latest advances in the science of skin care. The global company is known for state-of-the-art dispensing technology, engineered with attention to design and functionality. GOJO programs promote healthy behaviors for hand hygiene, skin care and compliance in critical environments. The privately held corporation is headquartered in Akron, Ohio, with offices in the United Kingdom, France, Australasia, Japan and Brazil.