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In vivo Efficacy of Novel Alcohol-Based Hand Rubs Utilizing the Standard Test Method ASTM E 2755 to Represent In-Use Conditions

      The current U.S. standard for evaluating the in vivo activity of alcohol-based hand rubs (ABHR) is the Health Care Personnel Hand Wash (HCPHW) method, ASTM E 1174. The HCPHW method was developed for the evaluation of hand wash products and does not reflect the in-use conditions of ABHR. ASTM E 2755, a recently approved Standard Test Method specifically designed for evaluation of hand rubs, is more reflective of normal use conditions.
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