The original visual tool for teaching proper handwashing, aseptic techniques, and general infection control

In this age of concern over infectious diseases, security, and liability, Glo Germ™ is an effective tool to demonstrate handwashing, surface cleaning, hygiene, and containment techniques.

It is a big mistake to assume that your employees understand the critical nature of these simple processes—you have to teach them! Not enough can be said about the importance of cleanliness, proper handwashing and infection control.

Since 1968, Glo Germ™ has provided our customers with a fun and safe product that casts a revealing glow when exposed to Glo Germ's™ U.V. light, turning the invisible into “germs you can see!”

  • Step 1: Apply Glo Germ oil or gel to hands
  • Step 2: Hold hands under UV light to show coverage
  • Step 3: Wash hands with soap and water
  • Step 4: Check hands under UV light to show areas not washed properly
  • From Cameroon...
  • To Vietnam...
  • And schools and clinics around the globe...
  • Glo Germ is helping fight disease transmission
  • Teaching children and adults...
  • The crucial importance of proper hygiene


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Glo Germ is offered in many convenient kits

complete with gel or oil, UV lights, Glo Boxes other acccessories, and a complete line of supplementary educational materials.


Having trouble with installation of batteries in your UV flashlight?
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We are now operating under new business hours, Monday - Thursday from 8 am - 6 pm Mountain Time. All orders placed after 1 pm on Thursday will be processed for shipment on the following Monday. 

It’s Easy to Use!

The liquid or gel and the powder contain the plastic simulated germs, and the lamp illuminates them to test the effectiveness of your (and your workers’) practices.

For handwashing training, Glo Germ™ Liquid is rubbed onto one’s hands like lotion. For surface cleaning, dust Glo Germ™ Powder onto surfaces and generally throughout the entire area. Then wash your hands or clean the area as normal.

One’s hands and the surfaces appear clean. However, the ultra-violet light tells a different story. The discovery of the remaining germs will cast a new light on your cleaning effectiveness. Protect yourself, your customers, and your bottom line!

Featured Product: Glo Germ MIST

An aerosol free, easy pump canister for airborne microbe simulation.


Handwashing and Hygiene News

“Top Ten” Study Validating the Trinity Guardion Patient Protection System™ presented at APIC 2016

A study published in the December 2015 issue of the American Journal of Infection Control was featured at APIC 2016 as one of the ten most important studies for infection preventionists.
Read more here

Black Light Experiment: What are you spreading?

Anchor Lisa Budeau put Glo Germ powder on her hands, went about her day, and then used a black light to show exactly everything she touched. Doctors say the Glo Germ kit is a great eye opener for people. It shows us how many things we touch and how important it is to wash our hands.
Read the report here

Glo Germ on Good Morning America

Sharon Cohen's kitchen looked spotless. The toaster sparkled, the utensils shined and the dishes in the sink looked clean.

But when the lights went off, Cohen's kitchen lit up. Cohen was unaware "Good Morning America" had treated the chicken she had just cooked with Glo Germ Powder, a product designed to simulate the spread of germs...
Read the article here



Glo Germ by Gordon and Stanley on PBS Kids

As the weather gets colder, kids seem to share a lot more germs. As busy scientists, we don't have time to get sick. Our DFTV question: how can we avoid spreading germs and viruses to our friends and families? Does it make a difference whether we sneeze into our hands or into our elbows?
Read the report here

Executive Order Issued On One of the Most Urgent Health Concerns Facing Us Today

Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria.
Read the report here

Nursing Programs Prepare Students for Ebola

"The simulation coordinator also used Glo Germ, a substance that glows under UV light, to represent the Ebola virus..."
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The art of handwashing has to yet to be mastered (USA Today)

Hand washing shouldn't be that tough, but one study found only 5% of people do it well enough to kill off the germs.
Read the report here