Effective against the COVID-19 virus in 30 seconds

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Universal Range


Universal Range

Clean and disinfect in a single step. Kills at least 99.99% of pathogens. Effective from 10 seconds.

The UK’s most trusted single-step detergent and disinfectant; ideal for surface disinfection and cleaning of non-invasive medical devices. Our patented near-neutral pH formula ensures exceptional material compatibility and is proven to kill at least 99.99% of pathogens after 10 seconds, norovirus within one minute and reduce instances of MRSA by 55%.

Clinell Universal Wipes are effective against Covid-19 virus in 30 seconds.

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Efficacy data
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Efficacy data
Effective AgainstTestKill Time
COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2)EN1447630 sec
Influenza H1N1EN144762 min
Influenza H3N2EN144762 min
Hepatitis BASTM E10521 min
Hepatitis CEN144761 min
Herpes Simplex Type 1ASTM E10532 min
HIVEN1447630 sec
MERS-CoVEN144761 min
Measles vius (Canine distemper virus)EN144761 min
Mumps virus (Rubulavirus)EN144761 min
Murine coronavirusEN1447630 sec
Murine Hepatitis Virus (Betacoronavirus surrogate)EN1447630 sec
NorovirusEN144761 min
RotavirusEN144761 min
Vaccinia virusEN1447615 sec
Acinetobacter baumanniiEN13727
10 sec
1 min
2 min
Burkholderia cepaciaEN1372710 sec
Enterococcus faecalisEN13727
10 sec
Enterococcus faeciumEN1372710 sec
Enterococcus hiraeEN13697
2 min
10 sec
10 sec
Escherichia coliEN13697
2 min
2 min
Escherichia coli k12EN1372710 sec
Klebsiella pneumoniaeEN1372710 sec
Klebsiella pneumoniae (CPE)EN1372710 sec
Klebsiella pneumoniae (ESBL)EN166152 min
Legionella pneumophilaEN137271 min
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureusEN13727
10 sec
1 min
2 min
Pseudomonas aeruginosaEN13697
2 min
10 sec
10 sec
Salmonella typhimuriumEN137271 min
Serratia marsescensEN1372710 sec
Staphylococcus aureusEN13697
5 min
10 sec
10 sec
Vancomycin resistant enterococcus faecium (VRE)EN1372710 sec
Vancomycin resistant enterococci (VRE)EN13727
1 min
2 min
Aspergillus brasiliensisEN1369715 min
Mycobacterium var bovisEN143482 min
Candida albicansEN 13624
1 min
2 min
10 sec
Candida aurisEN136241 min
Candida auris Japanese cladeEN1362410 sec
Candida auris South African cladeEN136241 min
Candida auris South Korean cladeEN136241 min
Veterinary organisms
Bordetella bronchisepticaEN16561 min
Candida albicansEN16571 min
Enterococcus hiraeEN16561 min
Leptospira interrogansEN16561 min
Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermediusEN16561 min
Proteus vulgarisEN16561 min
Pseudomonas aeruginosaEN16561 min
Staphylococcus aureusEN16561 min
Product line
ProductProduct codeNHSSC
Universal Wipes 40CW40VJT119
Universal Wipes Clip Pack 50CWCP50VJT253
Universal Wipes Adhesive Back 50CWAB50VJT518
Universal Tub 100CWTUB100VJT223
Universal Tub Refill 100CWTUB100RVJT224
Universal Wipes 200CW200VJT118
Universal Bucket 225CWBUC225VJT190
Universal Bucket Refill 225CWBUC225RVJT192
Universal Spray 60CDS60-
Universal Spray 500CDS500-
Universal Surface Wipes 72BCW72-
Universal Surface Wipes 100BCW100-
Universal Surface Wipes 200BCW200-
Universal Wall Mounted DispenserCUD-

Are Clinell products effective against coronavirus?

The Clinell Universal Range, Clinell Peracetic Wipes, and Clinell Clorox Wipes have all been tested …Read More

Have Clinell Universal Wipes been tested against COVID-19?

Clinell Universal Wipes have been proven effective against the exact strain of coronavirus that caus…Read More

Are Clinell Universal Wipes effective against the new UK and South African variants of coronavirus?

Yes. The changes in the new variants are very small mutations in their surface proteins. Whilst that…Read More

Do Clinell Universal Wipes comply with UK national guidance about COVID-19?

UK national guidance for healthcare professionals specifically mentions chlorine as a disinfectant. …Read More

Why does it have a single use symbol on a pack of multiple wipes?

Each individual wipe is single use. This prevents the transfer of pathogens between surfaces or from…Read More

Why is the product referred to as a Universal Wipe?

The wipes function as both disinfectant and detergent. They can also be used on all surfaces and all…Read More

What different formats are available for this product?

A variety of formats are available: Clinell Universal Buckets 225 (CWBUC225), Clinell Universal Buck…

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Why is it important to clean in addition to disinfecting?

Dirt creates a barrier between a surface and the disinfectant on the wipe therefore prevents the sur…Read More

What are the active ingredients in Clinell Universal Wipes?

The formulation in Clinell Universal Wipes is a patented, antimicrobial solution developed by GAMA's…Read More

Does using disinfectants increase the chance of resistance occurring with pathogens?

No, there is no risk of resistance occurring due to long-term use. This is because Universal deliver…Read More

What does the term "contact time" mean?

"Contact time" is the time required for the disinfectant to act on pathogens. Essentially: how long …Read More

Why is the kill count important to know?

Apart from how fast it takes a disinfectant to work (i.e. contact time), it is also important to det…Read More

Does the mechanical action of the wipe play an important part in the disinfection process?

The mechanical action of wiping removes soil and bioburden allowing the disinfectant to reach the su…Read More

Does the wipe retain some of the disinfectant?

Generally, wipe materials contain certain molecules that can hold and lock the wipe formulation into…Read More

Where can Universal Wipes be used?

Universal Wipes are safe to be used on all surfaces. They will not damage rubbers, plastics or metal…Read More

What products do these wipes replace?

Universal Wipes are able to replace all detergent and disinfectant surface wipes (except for Peracet…Read More

Where was the testing conducted for this wipe?

The tests mentioned have been conducted at various UK and European university accredited laboratorie…Read More

What are the wall-mounted dispensers?

These are colour-coded, plastic or wire dispensers that can be attached to hospital walls and are de…Read More

Are there any special disposal requirements?

Used wipes should be disposed of in the clinical waste bin as per your infection control policy. Mac…Read More

How would you summarise the benefits of Clinell Universal Wipes?

As the name suggests, Clinell Universal Wipes have a wide range of applications. Not only are they a…Read More



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Clean and disinfect in one easy step.



Multipurpose wipes for cleaning and disinfecting surfaces and equipment available in a smaller size. Proven effective against the COVID-19 virus in 30 seconds.

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GAMA Healthcare provides excellent service and their organisation-wide training programme is especially commendable.

Natalie Vaughan, Clinical Lead, Infection Prevention and Control, Nottingham University Hospitals

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