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Aqualution scoops 'Best New Product' Award
Scottish Borders-based hypochlorous manufacturer, Aqualution, has scooped a top accolade at the Business Insider Made In Scotland Awards last week for its hypochlorous acid based gel which is spearheading a revolution in infection control.
The Awards ceremony was held last week at the Glasgow Science Centre, sponsored by Scottish Business Insider and the National Manufacturing Institute of Scotland and hosted by Scottish comedian Sanjeev Kohli, with Aqualution facing stiff competition from technology firm Stamp Free and drinks brand Savora.
Aqualution is a global leader in the science, manufacture and application of hypochlorous acid - a mild acid that is over 300 times more powerful than bleach yet as gentle as water on the skin. Aqualution's liquid formulation kills 99.9999% of bacteria on surfaces and skin (99.99% of viruses) and has been used in a range of sectors including the NHS, other healthcare environments such as dentistry and care homes, pet care and food safety for over 10 years as a clean and green alternative to sometimes toxic chemicals.
Aqualution manufactures for international brands such as RenaSan and NatraSan as well as selling its own range of products and has also secured the first UK medical device authorisation for hypochlorous acid.
This award however, recognises Aqualution's innovation in creating a gel from hypochlorous acid, a notoriously difficult chemical to blend with anything else. Working with the University of Edinburgh and industry partners it took over 18 months of development to create the world's first hypochlorous gel which is now being sold as an alternative to alcohol sanitisers and for use in skin and pet care.
"This award recognises Aqualution's position as the leader of hypochlorous acid science and manufacture," says Nick Meakin, CEO of Aqualution. "We are an innovative company committed to solving real-world problems and making a difference and we are delighted to have our gel recognised in this way."
26th May 2022