ALDA Pharmaceuticals Corp. announced this morning that tests conducted at an independent laboratory have confirmed its T36® Antiseptic Hand Sanitizer of being capable of completely killing the new H1N1 Virus (Swine-like H1N1 Influenza A virus Strain A/California/04/2009) in 15 seconds or less.

Dr. Terrance Owen, President & CEO stated, “Since the first outbreak of the new H1N1 virus strain in Mexico in March of this year, the World Health Organization (WHO) has been warning that this particular strain of the virus could cause a global pandemic. By early June, the virus had reached all six WHO regions with nearly 30,000 confirmed cases reported in 74 countries. On June 11, 2009, the WHO raised its global pandemic alert level to “Level Six”, the highest level possible, for the first time since 1968.”

Explaining, Mr. Owen continued, “A Level Six pandemic means that a virus is spreading widely in at least two of the six WHO regions. The Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (”VANOC”) is committed to providing a safe environment for people from all over the world to come and participate and observe the Games. We decided to test T36® Antiseptic Hand Sanitizer against this new strain of H1N1 that is the subject of the pandemic warning and are pleased that it has proven to be very effective.”

In conclusion he stated, “We look forward to providing T36® Antiseptic Hand Sanitizer to help protect people who are coming to Vancouver in 2010 and doing our part to contribute to the success of the Games”.