A man who devised a 'wonder cream' which was found to combat the hospital superbug MRSA has revealed he hopes to float his company on the stock market in the New Year.
Former truck driver Brian Bennett is also negotiating a deal with pharmaceutical firms in America and Canada to distribute his range of hand lotions, which her devised in a bid to cure his wife Heather's dermatitis.
The 66- year- old put together the potion in his shed at the couple's home in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, using a combination of normal barrier cream, aloe vera, vitamin E and jojoba oil mixed with anti-bacterial agents and water repellent solutions.
Mr Bennett, who markets his lotions under the banner Hygieia Pharmaceuticals, has now sold more than 179,000 bottles of his Skin Sure creams in Asda's 297 stores since May.
A trial of Skin Sure Ultra, which has been shown to effectively tackle MRSA, is currently being conducted at Solihull Hospital's dermatology department, while tests are also being carried out on the cream at three hospitals in Singapore.
Yesterday Mr Bennett met shoppers at Asda in Tipton to explain the uses and benefits of his invention.
He said: "I never for one moment thought this would reach this level when I was trying to come up with something that would help Heather's problem.
"I'm working on two other products, including one which includes a factor 30 sunscreen and insect repellent, that should hopefully be available next summer.
"It's been an amazing year. On paper now, I'm a millionaire, and it's nice not to worry about paying the bills, then next year we hope to float the company on the stock market."