Hygienic Hand Disinfection


The range includes, skin friendly classic Sterillium®, the colourant and fragrance-free Sterillium® classic pure and the extensively active Sterillium® med providing fungicidal properties.

Key benefits

Skin tolerance

  • Outstanding long term dermal tolerance


  • Reduced contact time of 1.5 min for surgical hand disinfection without compromising on safety

Sustained effect

  • As a long-lasting effect


  • Is bactericidal, tuberculocidal, virucidal against enveloped viruses (inc. HBV, HCV, HIV); Sterillium® med has additional fungicidal properties

Sterillium® clinical studies

Author(s) Title Publication
A. Kramer, P. Rudolph, G. Kampf, D. Pittet Limited efficacy of alcohol-based hand gels The Lancet, 2002, 359(1489-1490) View
G. Kampf, B. Meyer, P. Goroncy-Bermes Comparison of two test methods for the determination of sufficient antimicrobial efficacy of three different alcohol-based hand rubs for hygienic hand disinfection Journal of Hospital Infection, 2003, 55(220-225) View
G. Kampf, C. Ostermeyer, P. Heeg Surgical hand disinfection with a propanol- based hand rub: equivalence of shorter application times Journal of Hospital Infection, 2005, 59(304–310) View
G. Kampf, C. Ostermeyer, P. Heeg, D. Paulson Evaluation of two methods of determining the efficacies of two alcohol-based hand rubs for surgical hand antisepsis Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 2006, 72(3856–3861) View
G. Kampf, C. Ostermeyer, T. Kohlmann. Bacterial population kinetics on hands during 2 consecutive surgical hand disinfection procedures American Journal of Infection Control, 2008, 36(369-374)
H. Pietsch Hand antiseptics: rubs versus
scrubs. Alcoholic solution versus alcoholic gels
Journal of Hospital Infection, 2001, 48
Suppl. A(S33-S36)
M.G. Marchetti, G. Kampf, G. Finzi, G. Salvatorelli Evaluation of the bactericidal
effect of five products for surgical hand
disinfection according to prEN 12054 and prEN 12791
Journal of Hospital Infection, 2003, 54(63–67)  View
M.L. Rotter, G. Kampf, M. Suchomel, M. Kundi Long-term effect of a 1.5 minute surgical hand
rub with a propanol-based product on the
resident hand flora
Journal of Hospital Infection, 2007, 66(84-85)
N.-O. Hübner, G. Kampf, P. Kamp, T.Kohlmann, A. Kramer. Does a preceding hand wash and drying time after surgical hand
disinfection influence the efficacy of a propanol-based hand rub?
BMC Microbiology, 2006, 6(57) View


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**Since the outbreak of the Coronavirus our manufacturer, Bode Chemie, has received unprecedented orders for Sterillium and Bacillol 30 Tissues from around the world. This is putting significant pressure on the supply chain and means that at this time we are unfortunately unable to accept new customers for these products. Please accept our apologies. **

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