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Antibacterial Hand Soaps Formulated with Lonzagard BKC cGMP Help Reduce Spread of Germs
Allendale, N.J. — March 26, 2015 – Lonzagard BKC cGMP Benzalkonium Chloride is a suitable alternative to Triclosan as it satisfies the strict FDA requirements as an active for consumer health care and food professionals hand soaps and sanitizers. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention likens “handwashing to a 'do-it-yourself' method to reduce the spread of germs and reduce the spread of diarrheal and respiratory illnesses."
Highly water soluble, light in color, and essentially odorless, Lonzagard BKC cGMP Benzalkonium Chloride can be used in product formulations for consumer hand soaps, non-alcohol hand sanitizers, healthcare hand washes, and sanitizing wipes. It is a flexible, quaternary ammonium-based compound that is produced under current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) conditions meeting the standards required of an active pharmaceutical ingredient (API).
“Lonza brings to the table its unique position as both a leading supplier of microbial control solutions and as a custom manufacturer of APIs. Antibacterial soaps are regulated as over-the-counter drugs in the United States, so their active ingredients must be produced under cGMP,” said Hans Hummel, global marketing manager, Lonza Consumer Care, Hygiene. He added that, “The launch of our new Lonzagard BKC cGMP Benzalkonium Chloride product proves our commitment to working closely with customers to formulate safe, efficacious products that help protect human health.”
About Lonza’s Hygiene Business: A key part of Lonza’s Consumer Care business unit, the Hygiene Business offers the broadest portfolio of registered actives, preservatives, and formulations for use in disinfectants, sanitizers, and institutional and household cleaning products. This wide range of solutions is used to disinfect and sanitize schools, food processing plants, restaurants, grocery stores, hospitals, homes, and more. More information can be found at www.lonzabiocides.com.
About Lonza: Lonza is one of the world’s leading and most-trusted suppliers to the pharmaceutical, biotech, and specialty ingredients markets. The company harnesses science and technology to create products that support safer and healthier living and that enhance the overall quality of life. It also offers services and products ranging from active pharmaceutical ingredients and stem-cell therapies to drinking water sanitizers, from the vitamin B compounds and organic personal care ingredients to agricultural products, and from industrial preservatives to microbial control solutions that combat dangerous viruses, bacteria, and other pathogens.