A green product as it contains plant-base, natural ingredient in gel formulation that keep the mosquito (and other blood sucking insects too) away up 4 hours. It formulated as such to give comfort, cool sensation feeling to the user.
INSPIRATION OF THE INVENTION
- Demand for natural-based mosquitoes repellent as current product such DEET is chemical based with risky effects to sensitive skin – Sensational warmth effect
- Awareness in using natural ingredients increased among people worldwide
PROBLEM STATEMENT & CURRENT ISSUES
- Repellent with chemical especially DEET should not be applied more than once a day. Although DEET can put on exposed skin, but cannot use on a child’s face, under clothing, on cuts or irritated skin, or on the hands of young children.
- Unfortunately, many diseases spread through mosquitoes bite including Dengue, Malaria, Chikungunya, Zika, Filariasis, West-Nile fever, Yellow Fever. Not to mention about Lyme disease which transmitted by ticks.
- By using repellent, it prevents the bite thus stopping the transmission
INVENTIVENESS & NOVELTY
- FIVE key features: natural local plant essential oil; DEET-free formulation yet given the same protection as DEET; longer-lasting protective effect; pleasant natural aroma; Non-greasy formulation
- Backed by scientific result and safe to use with proven toxicological data.
USEFULNESS & APPLICATION
- Repellent usage is one of the method suggested by World Health Organisation to break the chain of the transmission by blood sucking insects. Not only that, mosregel also works against land leeches and provide 100% protection for the first 2 hours.
IMPACT OF THE PRODUCT
This natural bug repellent offered up to 4 hours of protection, better than some low-concentration DEET products. Keep in mind that DEET is considered insecticide too which can be toxic!
TRL : 6
Project Leader : Prof. Dr. Hidayatulfathi Othman
Co-Researcher : –
Dept./Fac./Inst : Center for Toxicology and Health Risk, Faculty of Health Science
Expertise : Vector-borne disease and control, repellent, dengue in community.
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