Atomic Energy Secures License for Production of Hand Sanitizers

The Ghana Atomic Energy Commission (GAEC) has successfully obtained a license for the production and sale of hand sanitizers to its stakeholders and the general public as a whole.

This was necessitated by the result of laboratory tests conducted, indicating that some of the hand sanitizers being sold on the market were sub-standard.

The Nuclear Chemistry and Environmental Research Center (NCERC) of the National Nuclear Research Institute (NNRI) of GAEC, was therefore asked to produce a high-quality hand sanitizer for the protection of Staff of against the deadly virus COVID-19 when it became clear that some of the products on the market were ineffective against it.

However, the Commission later decided to seek approval from the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) to produce the sanitizers for sale to the general public. This decision was due to GAEC’s continued effort to support the fight against this deadly disease.

The “VIBAC CLEANSE” hand sanitizers (Gel and Spray) produced by Ghana Atomic Energy Commission contain 70+% alcohol and therefore extremely potent against viruses and bacteria, including the Novel Corona Virus (COVID-19).

The name Vibac was derived from the first few letters of “virus” and “bacteria” indicating its effectiveness against both pathogens.

 

By: Corporate Affairs, GAEC