17 February 2021

Sanitising the world: a year on, what have we learned and what challenges remain?

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SCI's Formulation Forum 

Online Webinar: 12:00 - 14:00 GMT

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Formulations to sanitise surfaces have reached the forefront of our daily lives in the effort to prevent the SARS-CoV-2 virus from spreading, protecting our loved-ones and the vulnerable. Production and sales of hand sanitisers and surface disinfectants soared in response to the pandemic with many new producers entering the market.

During this event, we will explore the science behind the sanitisation of skin and their surfaces, how can these deliver efficacy whilst remaining affordable, legally compliant safe and profitable for the manufacturers.

A year on from the onset of the pandemic, what lessons have been learned and what scientific challenges remain? Given that sanitisers are now a cultural norm, can science deliver innovation in their formulation?


This event is for industrial and academic participants interested in the scientific challenges behind creating effective sanitisation products  given the, sometimes competing, requirements of efficacy, affordability, formulation stability, safety and supply.


12.00  Welcome and introduction

12.10 Viral infection Control on Surfaces, an Industry & Application perspective
          Dr Jean-Marie Cols, Principle Chemist at Bioquell UK Ltd

12.40 Disinfectants – Front line tools for use in the control of virus driven pandemics
David Ashworth, Klarus Consulting Ltd

13.10 The soft matter science of sanitising
          Professor Wilson Poon and Dr Job Thijssen, University of Edinburgh

13.40 Panel Q&A

14.00 Webinar end

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Organising committee

Tiffany Wood, University of Edinburgh
Carl Roeschlaub, Alcohols Limited
Jim Bullock, iFormulate Ltd

Conference team
Tel: +44 (0)20 7598 1561
Email: conferences@soci.org