Tuesday, 10th October 2017 Colombo: Addressing the urgent need for a safe, natural and effective lotion that protects users from mosquitoes without irritating the skin, Hemas Manufacturing (Pvt) Ltd in collaboration with Colombo Science and Technology Cell, University of Colombo is pleased to launch Mosguard in a non-sticky and synthetic insect repellent free lotion format, which can be used with confidence.

The product usage has been validated for 6-hour efficacy through studies done by the Medical Research Institute, Sri Lanka. The formulation has been certified as a non-irritant formula by MASCOT SPINCONTROL Clinical Research Centre, Mumbai, India. The product is available in 100g lotion bottles and can be easily applied onto exposed areas of the body with complete confidence. Backed by the trusted credentials of the Hemas Group and University of Colombo, Mosguard is a safe product with naturally derived actives that work to keep mosquitoes away.

Prof. Mohan de Silva, the Chairman, University Grants Commission, Prof. Lakshman Dissanayake, Vice Chancellor of the University of Colombo, Mr. Roy Joseph, Managing Director, Hemas Manufacturing, Mr. Dimuthu Jayasinghe, Director R & D, Hemas Manufacturing and other dignitaries from the University and Hemas group graced the occasion.

Speaking at the event Mr. Roy Joseph, Managing Director, HEMAS Manufacturing (Pvt) Ltd stated that their newest brand “MOSGUARD” is not merely a launch of a new product but a launch of an idea where partnerships with Universities will enable the Sri Lankan industries to make better products for Sri Lankan consumers. He further stated that “the corner stone of high quality products is high quality research and development. Sri Lankan companies find it difficult to match the R&D budgets and economics of sales that multinationals enjoy; yet through partnership with Universities we can achieve the same goal. The agreement between HEMAS and Colombo Science & Technology Cell pave way to a new research culture in Sri Lanka. The Cell brought Science and HEMAS gave the Marketing expertise.