Contract Pharmaceuticals Limited Canada (CPL) has started manufacture of its alcohol-based hand sanitiser to assist in meeting the present market shortage throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.
With the urgent need for hand sanitiser, CPL recently developed its product based on Health Canada and FDA guidelines. The first approved product is a hand sanitiser solution containing 80% alcohol in 60mL and 200mL bottles. CPL is currently manufacturing the product at its manufacturing and packaging operation in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. While some input materials are in short supply, CPL is working with its supplier partners to find creative ways to ramp production quickly.
“CPL is one of the leading contract manufacturers of non-sterile liquid and topical prescription and OTC products in North America, and one of few companies that have the proper equipment to safely manufacture alcohol-containing products,” said Jan Sahai, Vice President, Business Development at CPL. “As we saw the market shortages unfold, we developed formulas for hand sanitiser solution and gel products, registered the products with Health Canada, and began manufacturing, packaging and testing the first products within the past few weeks.”
The company is currently shipping the product across Canada to long-term care facilities, grocery store distribution centres, universities, and a variety of essential industries. “Many of these organisations are desperate for hand sanitiser products as the demand is great during this crisis,” says Sahai. “We are simply trying to do our part in this fight, and in support of our collective effort we will donate a portion of our production to organisations most in need.”
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