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Patent Infringement Proceedings Filed in the Federal Court in Canada

May 31, 2011

Health & Safety

Waterford, ON (May 30, 2011) – Deb Group confirms that, through its Canadian subsidiary companies Deb Worldwide Healthcare Inc and Deb Canadian Hygiene Inc, court proceedings alleging patent infringement were filed on Monday 7 March 2011 in the Federal Courts of Canada against Ecolab Company.

The court documents allege infringement of Deb’s Canadian patent number 2595025 entitled ‘High alcohol content foaming compositions with silicone-based surfactants’ which was filed on 7 March 2006 and granted in Canada on 25th January 2011.


Deb Group launched its first foamed alcohol hand sanitizers to North American markets in 2004.  These products, now principally branded as Deb InstantFOAM and Microsan, produce luxurious foams of efficacious alcohol based sanitizer at low pressure and are increasingly displacing gel and rinse products as the sanitizer of choice amongst infection preventionists and healthcare professionals.

Deb Group has a number of granted and pending worldwide patents in relation to this technology.

For further information about Deb Group’s innovative approach to skincare, please refer to www.debgroup.com


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