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Anti-Viral Alcohol-Based Hand Rub and Improvement of Hygiene Environment through Infection Prevention and Control by Hygiene Instructors

Anti-Viral Alcohol-Based Hand Rub and Improvement of Hygiene Environment through Infection Prevention and Control by Hygiene Instructors

Saraya Co., Ltd.

Mass Production of Alcohol-Based
Hand Rub: Alsoft V and the
Improvement of Hygiene Environment and Infection Prevention and
Control in Hospitals by Hygiene Instructors


ith our technology, we introduce and start the production of our own formulated alcohol based hand rub: Alsoft V. Alsoft V is effective against a broad spectrum of microorganisms including general bacteria, fungi, and viruses in a short contact time. In addition, by training hygiene instructors locally, we will contribute to the improvement of the hygiene environment in the medical field and eventually to the reduction of nosocomial infections.

Major Features and Advantages

    Our hand sanitizer formulation is highly effective against non-enveloped viruses, which are generally said to be alcohol resistant.

    • Train hygiene instructors so they can provide consulting services including education, awareness, monitoring, feedback, and suggestions for improvement regarding hand hygiene with alcohol in accordance with the WHO guidelines on hand hygiene in healthcare.
    • Maximize access to alcohol-based hand rub with various types of dispensers. (Manual, automatic, tabletop, wall mount, bed rail holder, feet pedals etc...)

    Technology Data

    Possible applications

    Local production of Alcohol base hand rub “AlsoftV” (introduction of mass production equipment)

    Our specially formulated Alsoft V is a quick-drying disinfectant effective against alcohol-resistant viruses. It is also effective against Ebola and corona viruses. In addition, since it meets the requirements of WHO recommended prescription, it can be used suitably in developing countries.

    Intervention by hygiene instructor:

    In accordance with the WHO campaign in order to eradicate nosocomial infections using alcohol based hand sanitizers, the education and enlightenment on hand hygiene should be carried out correctly. Monitoring and feedback should be provided to promote appropriate hand hygiene to healthcare workers and results to the capacity building in developing countries.

    Competitive advantage

    Mass production equipment:

    Under the supervision of our subsidiary in China, we selected a model with excellent reliability and great cost balance.

    Hygiene instructors:

    We have achieved a lot overseas, mainly in Asia but at the moment, we cannot find any competitors who also has hygiene instructor team as we do.


    To reduce the amount of plastic used in the distribution stage, we will propose large containers (20L) then have the costumers refilling to a 1L pump container. Furthermore, the 20L polyethylene bottle was changed to a Bag In Box type (thin-walled container + cardboard) container.



    Virus inactivation efficacy test of AlsoftV:


    Technical maturity / Past record of introduction

    Alsoft V was the flagship product of our 2010 sales. Our company also has more than 40 years of experience in manufacturing alcohol sanitizers. In addition to the prescriptions, it is necessary to make adjustments according to the environment of developing countries. We have been taking advantage of our overseas experience in this process. We have been training hygiene instructors since 1989, and our overseas business has been developed from 1995 to up until now.

    Information on patent related to this technology


    Company Data

    Name Saraya Co., Ltd.
    Address 2-2-8 Yuzato, Higashisumiyoshi-ku, Osaka 546-0013 Japan
    Capital 45 million JPY (as of 31 October, 2019)
    Contact person

    Ms. Tamaro Stephanie Nakamura
    Tel: +81-6-6703-6336
    Corporate website:

    Number of employees 1,700
    Date of company foundation February 3, 1959
    The type of business
    1. Development, manufacturing, and sales of household and commercial cleaning products, disinfectants, hygiene products such as mouthwash, chemical liquid supply equipment, food products
    2. Consulting on food and environmental hygiene


    International operation

    Number of employees for international operation  40
    Overseas offices City, Country Name of Company (if applicable)
    North America 6 bases
    Asia Pacific 19 bases
    Europe 6 bases
    Africa/Middle East 5 bases

    Modality of business transaction

    Direct Investment
    We introduced our own formulated alcohol sanitizer and mass production facilities. We also train local hygiene instructors to improve the hygienic environment in the medical settings. In addition, we would also like to launch a business that contributes to the reduction of nosocomial infections.


    Schematic illustration of the technology

    Product pamphlet (pdf)

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    Contact Person(s)

    Ms. Tamaro Stephanie NakamuraE-mail:

    *Please mention that you saw UNIDO's website when making the first contact with the company.

    Registered Category

    • Human Health Technologies : Public health