Prefense on cutting edge of fighting germs

We’ve all been forced to heighten our awareness of hygiene and germs because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The makers of Prefense have been sharply focused there for years. Since 2008, Prefense, LLC has developed and improved products that help give you confidence in a world full of surprises.

“Prefense helps people confidently live their lives in a world full of germs and we develop products that do that,” said Prefense CEO Dave Wears. “We’ve just introduced Prefense Multi-SurfacePro, an EPA-approved antimicrobial surface protectant that inhibits the growth of odor-and stain-causing bacteria, algae, mold and mildew for up to three months in a single application. Imagine the time savings for you and your employees. The technology has the potential to expand our product line into new categories for many years to come. We’re here in the Upper Midwest and ship everywhere, including Alaska and Hawaii. We also export our products to China, Malaysia and Mexico, where we are able to make additional claims with the same formulations.”

Prefense Hand Sanitizer is a gentle foam — far more pleasing than harsh, smelly, runny alcohol-based hand sanitizers that seem to be everywhere these days and made by nearly anyone. In 2020, there were over 150 FDA-ordered recalls of alcohol-based hand sanitizers and 20,000 children under the age of 6 poisoned by them.

“Folks must beware. Some contain unacceptable and dangerous levels of methanol, which is deadly,” said Wears. “Poison hotlines have seen a 40 percent increase in calls, as the market is saturated with the stuff.”

Unlike alcohol-based sanitizers which are flammable, Prefense Hand Sanitizer is safe to store in hospital and school closets. “Our formula is water-based, so it actually helps your skin retain its natural moisture instead of damaging your hands,” Wears said. “And it’s much more economical. One pump is all you need. Our 8-ounce bottle has 640 uses in it.”

“It’s touching to hear the stories of folks who have discovered Prefense Hand Sanitizer. They’re used to suffering the hazards of alcohol-based hand sanitizers. Prefense Hand Sanitizer solves the problem and it legitimizes our efforts to bring better alternatives to market. It motivates us to keep it up,” said Ken Hughes, vice president of global sales.

“The simplicity and performance of our products are our first priority,” said Michael Meuli, vice president of research and development. “Efficacy is key. We were thrilled to attain validation from a Brigham Young University study featured in the Journal of Hospital Infection in February 2021, that shines a bright light on Prefense Hand Sanitizer as a very favorable alternative to alcohol-based hand sanitizers. Our Prefense Multi-SurfacePro forms a durable coating, protecting surfaces for up to three months and inhibits the formation of biofilms like the bacteria and mold on your bathroom surfaces. In many foreign countries, we can claim broad spectrum killing power. The product works when dry, unlike everything else on the market.”

The BYU study featured in the Journal of Hospital Infection suggests that the FDA-allowed active ingredient used in Prefense Hand Sanitizer “rapidly inactivates SARS-CoV-2, making it potentially useful for controlling SARS-CoV-2 spread in hospitals and the community.”

For more information or to become a distributor for Prefense’s better-protection alternatives, please contact the Prefense team at [email protected]com. You can also purchase Prefense products at

Company: Prefense
Innovation: Prefense Hand Sanitizer and Prefense Multi-SurfacePro

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