Scientific Advisory Panel


Dr. J.B. Selkon - Oxford University and John Radcliffe Hospital

Dr Joe Selkon died in March 2013. However he was fully supportive for the entire duration of our work together on HOCl since 1994. He bequeathed all his personal files to Charles Cocking and requested he continue to use his data to further the research.

Dr. Stephen P. Barrett - Consultant Medical Microbiologist, Department of Medical  Microbiology, Imperial College at St. Mary's Hospital, London. Deputy Editor, Journal of Hospital Infection.



Dr. Iwona Beech - B.Sc.Ph.D.C.Chem. Research Professor University of Oklahoma, Department of Microbiology & Plant Biology, GLCH, 770 Van Vleet Oval, Norman, OK 73019, USA.



Dr. Carlton Evans - Imperial College and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.



Dr. Edwin Prince - University of Central Lancashire. National Board of Expert Witnesses.



Dr. Martin Fulford - BDS.MPhil.DGDP.FIBMS.


Dr. Hugh Martin - BSc (London), MSc (Imperial), PhD (London), DIC - Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester. Principle Lecturer – Agricultural Science.

Environmental Protection

Dr Ginny Moore - Biosafety Investigation Unit,  Public Health England, Porton Down, Salisbury, Wiltshire.

Selection of Peer Review Papers on HOCl

1. British Dental Journal 198, 353 - 354 (2005)  Published online: 26 March 2005 | doi:10.1038/sj.bdj.4812174. An investigation of the efficacy of super–oxidised (Optident/Sterilox) water for the disinfection of dental unit water lines.

2. V. Zinkevich, I.B. Beech, R. Tapper, I. Bogdarnia (2000) Journal of Hospital Infection 46: 153-156; The effect of HOCl on Escherichia coli.

3. H. Hays, P.R. Elliker and W.E. Sandine (1966) Applied Microbiology, page 575-581; Microbial Destruction by Low Concentrations of Hypochlorite and lodophor Germicides in Alkaline and Acidified Water. 

4. I.B. Beech, V. Zinkevich, J.A. Sunner, C.C. Gaylarde (2007) Technical Report; Evaluation of the effect of Salvox (Stabilised HOCl) on Planktonic Populations of model marine bacteria: Aerobic slime forming bacterium of the Pseudomonas Genus and anaerobic sulphate-reducing bacterium Desulfovibrio alaskensis. 

5. J.B. Selkon, G.W. Cherry, J.M. Wilson, M.A. Hughes (2006) Evaluation of Hypochlorous Acid washes in the treatment of chronic venous leg ulcers. 

6. N. Shetty, S. Srinivasan, J. Holton, G.L. Ridgway, J.B. Selkon (1997) Evaluation of Microbiocidal activity of a new disinfectant; against vegetative Bacteria, Spores, Candida albicans, Mycobacterium species and Viruses. 

7. N. Shetty, S. Srinivasan, J. Holton and G.L. Ridgway (1999) Journal of Hospital Infection 41:101-105 Evaluation of microbiocidal activity of a new disinfectant: HOCl against Clostridium difficile spores, Helicobacter pylori, vancomycin resistant Enterococcus species, Candida albicans and several Mycobacterium species.

7. J.B. Selkon, R.B. Babb, R. Morris (1999) Evaluation of the antimicrobial activity of a new super-oxidised water, HOCl for the disinfection of


8. J.B. Selkon, A. Crossley (2009) Analysis of Hypochlorous Acid. 

9. J. Lorrain Smith, A. Murray Drennan, Theodore Rettie and William Campbell. Experimental Observations on the antiseptic action of Hypochlorous Acid and its application to wound treatment. Br Med J Jul 1915; 2: 129 – 136; doi:10.1136 bmj.2.2847.129. 

10. Wang L, Bassiri M et al. Journal of Burns and Wounds April 11th 2007 pp 65-79. Hypochlorous Acid as a potential wound care agent. 

11. International journal of food microbiology 1987 page 183-186. The effect of pH on hypochlorite as a disinfectant, Granum, Magnusson. 

12. J. Clark, S. P. Barrett, M. Rogers and R. Stapleton. Department of Microbiology, Charing Cross Hospital, London, UK 2 July 2006 Efficacy of super-oxidized water fogging in environmental decontamination.

The late Dr.Joe Selkon, eminent Microbiologist, and mentor to Charles Cocking, HOCl Trust's Founder. Image source:

Patrons: Professor Carlton Evans, Dr Sumona Datta, Sir Richard Stilgoe & Dr Hugh Martin

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