By Harshana Sellahewa
Hemas Manufacturing (Pvt.) Ltd, in collaboration with the University of Colombo Science and Technology Cell recently launched Mosguard, a safe, natural and highly effective lotion that protects users from mosquitoes without irritating the skin, at the launch event held at the Senate Hall, University of Colombo.
Founded in 1948, Hemas has grown over 63 years to reach customers at all corners of Sri Lanka, serving varied industry sectors. The company is now headed by Non-Executive Chairman Husein Esufally. The Faculty of Science was formed with the advent of the University College in Colombo in 1913. It continued in the same location with the establishment of the University of Ceylon in 1942.
Based on naturally derived clove and lemon eucalyptus extracts, Mosguard ensures a high standard of effectiveness and safety. Mosguard is a safe product to concerned mothers as the lotion has been certified as a non-irritant formula by Mascot Spincontrol Clinical Research Centre, Mumbai, India.
Mosguard is also free of ‘DEET’, the synthetic insect repelling agent that is usually present in synthetic repellents.
Elaborating on the launch event, Hemas Manufacturing (Pvt.) Ltd Managing Director Roy Joseph said: “Hemas Manufacturing is privileged to associate and collaborate with the University of Colombo, world renowned for its academic expertise to develop products that improve the wellbeing of the Sri Lankan consumer. Dengue and other mosquito-borne diseases are on the rise around the country and launching Mosguard is our way of demonstrating our dedication to responding to this social challenge.” University of Colombo Science FacultyTeam Leader Dr. B. Gayani K. Perera also commented on the occasion: “We are pleased to partner with Hemas Manufacturing, as it is a company that is known for sustainable household products. We laud the company’s commitment to develop a lotion with naturally derived actives at a time our country needs such interventions. The Colombo Science and Technology Cell is breaking new ground in research and development by pushing the boundaries and this collaborative effort is indicative of the wealth of expertise it holds.
Mosguard is truly a safe and effective lotion to keep mosquito-borne diseases at bay.” The product usage has been validated for six hour efficacy through studies done by the Medical Research Institute, Sri Lanka. The product is available in 100g lotion bottles and can be easily applied onto exposed areas of the body with complete confidence.
Hemas strives to passionately deliver outstanding products and services, enriching the lives of its customers and creating superior value to its shareholders.
Hemas believes in doing so by being a national leader in personal care and healthcare solutions, investing in growth industries with potential for superior value creation, and establishing a regional footprint through a team of passionate, capable and empowered people.
The Faculty of Science aims to be a centre of scientific and technological excellence nationally and internationally. Its mission is to develop honest, adaptable productive citizens with multidisciplinary knowledge, creative thinking and analytical skills with a high degree of civic conscientiousness.