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GOJO skin care scientist wins William A. Rutala Award

June 30, 2011

AKRON, OH — GOJO Industries Inc. has announced receipt of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology Inc. (APIC) 2011 William A. Rutala Award for distinction in scientific discovery, according to a press release.

The award, sponsored by Clorox, is given to a member whose abstract most closely reflects the excellence demonstrated by William A. Rutala, a world-renowned expert in disinfection, sterilization and antisepsis, the release stated.

According to the release, The APIC 2011 award honors GOJO Skin Care and Technology Scientist Sarah Edmonds for her abstract focusing on formulation excellence.

Her paper, Comparative Efficacy of Commercially Available Alcohol-based Handrubs and WHO-Recommended Handrubs: Which is More Critical, Alcohol Content or Product Formulation?, was presented on Monday, June 27 during the APIC 2011 Annual Conference in Baltimore, the release noted.

"We''re immensely proud of Sarah for all of the hard work and expertise she demonstrated in winning this prestigious award," said GOJO Research and Development Vice President Paige Giannetti.

"It exemplifies the commitment and dedication of all of our scientists who help keep our company on the leading edge of skin science," Giannetti added.

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