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NTU Nanoparticle Spin-Out Launches New Hand Sanitizer to help with COVID-19 Outbreak

Pharm2Farm founded by Dr Gareth Cave, the Head of Inorganic Chemistry at Nottingham Trent University (NTU) has launched a new high alcohol based medical grade hand sanitizer.

Pharm2Farm which recently moved to a new facility in Medicity Nottingham produces nanoparticle metal oxides which can be coated for various applications including human, crop and animal health. In response to COVID-19, Pharm2Farm, who are backed by the venture capital investor Braveheart Investment Group PLC, has invested in new manufacturing capability to produce the hand sanitizers for consumers.

Customers can now buy Pharm2Farm hand sanitizers packed in 500ml bottles through the website, or via their Ebay or Amazon stores. Dr. Karen Davies, who completed her doctoral research at NTU, and recently joined from Catalent Pharma Solutions as Pharm2Farm’s CTO said, “People and businesses are adapting to such an unprecedented outbreak and we at Pharm2Farm are pleased to support through our technical capabilities”.

Supplies of the new hand sanitizer has been purchased by James Fox, the International Sales Manager for Hawthorne Gardening Company (Headquartered at Vancouver, Washington, U.S.A.), a part of ScottsMiracle-Gro. James serves as a volunteer director on the board or Wolverhampton Voluntary Sector Council (WVSC) which focuses on providing a coordinated response to situations such as Coronavirus and in particular on linking people who want to volunteer with existing organisations that require volunteers to address socio-economic and health issues. According to James “The shortage of sanitizers in Wolverhampton, where I live concerned me and so the launch of Pharm2Farm’s hand sanitizer couldn’t have come at a more appropriate time. I have decided to donate the hand sanitizers to WVSC who will deliver where it is needed most.”   

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