SpectrumX Direct Limited

The global outbreak of COVID-19, has led the consumers to take more preventive measures regarding the maintenance of personal hygiene which will be long lasting. The use of hand sanitising solutions or other similar germicidal agents is one of the most common precautions observed among consumers and healthcare professionals.

Currently the global hand sanitiser market is dominated by alcohol based products.

Continued exposure to alcohol based sanitisers has been shown to cause dryness, irritation, itching, and even cracking and bleeding to skin. In some cases more severe reactions occur including dermatitis, eczema and psoriasis. This potentially increases the whole life costing model to all sectors using alcohol based sanitisers which need an alcohol free alternative such as Spectricept™. This is evident from a recent study of healthcare professionals as illustrated.

Spectricept™

The most powerful hand sanitiser in the world, Spectricept™ is soothing and formulated for daily use. It is antiviral, antibacterial and capable of eradicating antibiotic resistant bacteria.  

The ‘technology’ of alcohol based sanitisers hasn’t materially changed since it was first used in the 1890s. Spectricept™ utilises 21st century technology to protect medical professionals and the public. 

Spectricept™ is a safe sanitising product which outperforms alcohol-based products. Spectricept™ also has healing properties which soothe and protect skin whilst sanitising.

HOCL vs Alcohol Comparison Chart

Characteristics

HOCL

ALCOHOL

Antibiotic Resistance

NO

YES

Wound Healing

YES

NO

Anti-Inflammatory

YES

NO

Broad-spectrum Anti-viral, Anti-fungal & Anti-bacterial Sporicidal

YES

NO

Bacterial Resistance

NO

YES

Toxicity – Dermal

NO

YES

Efficacy & Safety Data

YES

NO

Analgesic (Reduction of Topical Pain)

YES

NO

Spectricept™ Patent Pending HOCL Formulation

The main active ingredient in Spectricept™ is Hypochlorous Acid (HOCL), which is a natural product actually found in the defence cells of all human beings and other animals, and without which mammalian evolution would not have taken place. It is lethal to all known pathogens, viral, bacterial and fungal. The breakthrough from our perspective is that our Spectricept™ team has been able to stabilise the HOCL molecule in the presence of other bodily substances that would normally break it down immediately such that its effective pathogen penetrating action is prolonged and extended and can work on dirty surfaces, such as, skin and hair. 

How the Solution Protects People

Pathogens, such as the COVID-19 virus, have a number of ways of spreading from one individual to another and these infection pathways needed to be stopped in order to reduce the epidemic or pandemic spread.

A critical pathway for viral infections to spread is via surfaces or human-to-human contact. This surface-related spread applies not just to inanimate objects such as seats and tables but also to fellow human beings who from time to time have touched these surfaces

The use of Spectricept™ as a Skin, Surface and Air sanitising mist, kills 99.99996% of pathogens and greatly reduces the viral load contamination caused by surface to surface transference.

How we make

Hypochlorous Acid (HOCL)

Spectrum Antimicrobials have known for over 20 years that HOCL is a product with the ability to have a significant positive impact on the world, however when produced using the traditional electrolysis methods there are limitations on its use in real world scenarios.

Understanding these limitations, inspired Spectrum Antimicrobials to formulate the first product chemistries engineered to produce HOCL products in such a way that they are highly effective and overcome the issues with those produced using electrolysis ensuring correct osmolality (salt concentration), pH and concentration as required for various medical and industrial applications.

Under strict quality-control procedures and within laboratory grade manufacturing facilities, we use purified water (H2O) and combine with Chlorine (Cl 2) , Calcium Oxide (CaO),  Zinc Chloride (ZnCl₂) and Cupric Chloride (CuCl2) to create finished HOCI products which:

Support for Spectricept™

SpectrumX are an NHS approved supplier for our B2B product offering. Healthcare professionals are amongst the highest consumers of hand sanitisers. We are supplying our sanitising mist to both Chelsea & Westminster and West Middlesex Hospitals. Feedback has been extremely positive and when production capacity allows plans are in place to roll out to other NHS Trusts.

We are additionally targeting large conscientious businesses and employers who, with the validation of use in the NHS, will be converted from use of alcohol for their customers and employees to further protect them.

Dr Gary Davies, Medical Director, Chelsea & Westminister Hospital

“At the start of the pandemic, hand washing and hand sanitisers suddenly became even more important in the drive of preventing and limiting infection, but I don’t think we necessarily imagined we would be using sanitisers so intensively and for such a long period. Over time we have seen a really significant increase in skin conditions suffered by our staff from high usage of alcohol-based sanitisers. We proactively looked for a safe and effective solution to try to prevent this from happening and have now started utilising an HOCL based product produced by SpectrumX. Feedback from staff members has been overwhelmingly positive.”