June 28, 2012

Armorteria showcased its Halo Sani-Cuffs, a child-size wristband with a small, refillable reservoir for hand sanitizer, at the recent NACDS Marketplace conference in Denver earlier this week.

June 28, 2012

Skinvisible Pharmaceuticals on Thursday announced the successful completion of two new studies undertaken for DermSafe, a nonalcohol hand sanitizer made with 4% chlorhexidine gluconate.

February 17, 2012

GoJo is gearing up for the 2012-2013 cough-cold season with a new lineup of Purell hand sanitizers, a factor that breathes new life into a commoditized category. Drug Store News caught up with Tim Cleary, sales VP for Purell Consumer, for the scoop on the relaunch.


November 21, 2011

A hand and respiratory hygiene program including frequent use of alcohol-based hand sanitizer helped reduce illness caused by influenza A, and reduced the number of missed school days in elementary school children, according to a study in the November issue of the Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal.

October 6, 2011

Kimberly-Clark Professional on Thursday announced the introduction of The Healthy Workplace Project desk caddy.

April 21, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday issued four warning letters to companies that manufacture and market over-the-counter drug products, including hand sanitizers, that claim to prevent infection from methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteria, or MRSA.

April 1, 2011

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has chosen Purell green certified instant hand sanitizer foam as a featured product for the formal launch of its new BioPreferred label program.

February 18, 2011

Gojo Industries this past fall reacquired its Purell hand-sanitizer brand from Johnson & Johnson and is currently putting the pieces in place to reassume a category leadership role for waterless hand washing.


The endeavor is not without its challenges. Today, hand sanitizers are a highly commoditized category. And though sanitizers certainly benefited from increased awareness associated with last year’s H1N1 pandemic, that awareness didn’t translate into sales; the $100-million-plus category is down 35.4% in 2010, according to SymphonyIRI Group data. 


October 28, 2010

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September 6, 2010

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August 22, 2010

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July 11, 2010

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June 6, 2010

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June 6, 2010

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June 6, 2010

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May 31, 2010

3M has acquired a hand hygiene and skin care products manufacturer, the company announced Friday....

March 8, 2010

Rexam Personal Care, makers of mechanical foaming hand sanitizers, on Tuesday announced that the company...

January 26, 2010

Gold Bond, a Chattem Inc. brand, has announced the launch of its first hand sanitizer...

January 21, 2010

Dr. Fresh, a maker of personal care products, is donating 50,000 Infectiguard surgical face masks...

January 5, 2010

The Advertising Specialty Institute on Wednesday announced that hand sanitizers now rival pens as one...

December 8, 2009

The Duane Reade at 57th St. & 6th Ave. in Manhattan is selling bottles of...

September 1, 2009

Bottom line: The CDC report means one of two things. The 2009-2010 flu season has...

August 23, 2009

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November 18, 2007

Hand sanitizer Persani, by Lake Consumer Products, is launching in January a smaller, travel-sized version...