A press briefing was held on 14 December 2020 by Healthiness Company Limited to introduce Besuto12 hand cleansing gel. Besuto12 was developed by Healthiness Company Limited, in partnership with AVS Innovation Company Limited - a research company based at Thailand Science Park – and funded by NSTDA under the Fast Track for Medicine and Medical Device Fight COVID-19 Program.
Launched in April 2020, NSTDA’s Fast Track for Medicine and Medical Device Fight COVID-19 Program aimed at accelerating the product development process to reach the market to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, the program provided financial support to local companies to perform the quality and safety assessment of medicine and medical devices.
Test results have shown that Besuto12 is effective against COVID-19, H1N1, H3N2, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), fungus, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) which is spreading in Thailand especially among young children in school. The product is alcohol-free and contains extracts of grape seed, cucumber and green tea that help moisturize the skin. With thin film forming technology, the gel can provide up to 12-hour protection in one application.
Besuto12 won Canadian Special Award at International Invention Innovation Competition in Canada (iCAN 2020).