Medonyx, Inc.

Medonyx, Inc.

May 01, 2009 07:30 ET

Medonyx Announces General Availability of gelFAST 2GO, Wearable Hand Hygiene Solution

New Product to Combat Spread of H1N1 (Swine) Influenza and other Infectious Diseases

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 1, 2009) - Medonyx, Inc., the leading provider of wearable personal hand hygiene solutions, announced today general availability of gelFAST 2GO, a small clip-on waterless hand sanitizer. gelFAST 2GO combines Medonyx's hospital-proven alcohol formula with patent-pending integral-clip container, giving mobile users instant hand cleaning options. The unique container is able to clip simply and securely to items such as clothing, gym bags, purses, lanyards or key rings. 2GO joins Medonyx's family of gelFAST wearable hand hygiene products, clinically shown to increase hand hygiene rates of healthcare workers.

"What should I do to keep from getting the flu? First and most important: wash your hands," notes the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guideline for H1N1 Influenza prevention. "Yet better hand hygiene has been a persistent problem. So rethinking hand hygiene as something that could be worn, with you all the time as a functional 'fashion accessory', was the twist," adds Dr. Shmuel Shoham, leading infectious diseases expert and Scientific Director of MedStar Clinical Research Center at Washington Hospital Center. "Hand hygiene is a habit, and habits are driven by human psychology, so gelFAST 2GO was approached from that perspective. Even providing users with different colors of 2GO helps drive acceptance, which we strongly suspect correlates with rates of hand hygiene."

Inspired by rock climbing rope clips called carabiners, Medonyx designed a clip directly into the bottle itself, yielding improved functionality, aesthetics, and economy. gelFAST 2GO is the only bottle to incorporate a carabiner clip directly into a low-cost molded container.

"We saw poor hand hygiene linked to poor accessibility," comments Medonyx Director Dana Manoliu. "We knew we could- and needed- to do something about it. With 2GO, we have been really surprised by the strong reaction."

Each recyclable gelFAST 2GO contains 50ml of bio-based 70% ethyl alcohol, the healthcare-preferred concentration. The formula contains moisturizers including glycerin and orange flower oil, and has been used extensively by healthcare providers worldwide.

About Medonyx:

Medonyx Inc. creates innovative infection control products for healthcare and related markets. The award-winning company's products include gelFAST 2GO, gelFAST Anywear, and BetterShield face shields. More information is available at www.medonyx.com, or 1-(866)-MEDONYX.

Contact Information

  • Product and company information:
    Medonyx Inc.
    Gilad Shoham
    CEO, Toronto
    416-633-6990 or Cell: 416-893-8877
    gilad@medonyx.com
    or
    Clinical information:
    MedStar Clinical Research Center
    Shmuel Shoham, M.D
    Scientific Director
    202-877-9291
    shmuel.shoham@medstar.net