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Researchers at Cornell University help with hand sanitizer fight

Researchers at Cornell University are helping to create a new recipe for success in the world of hand sanitizer.

“Hand sanitizer is actually not that different from vodka or maybe from gin, so for distillers to make the switch isn’t too difficult,” said Chris Gerling, a senior extension associate at Cornell University.

Gerling has been working with distillers like “Five & 20” in Western New York and “Black Button Distilling” in Rochester make a difference during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“It’s really been a two-way street,” Gerling told LocalSYR.com. “People have been helping us as much as we’ve been helping them. There are some distilleries who got in on this very early and they’ve got advice and experience and we’re just passing that information on.”



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