NEOGEN launches COMPANION™ Foaming Hand Soap

November 09, 2020

CONTACT: Katlyn Connelly, NEOGEN, kconnelly@NEOGEN.com
800.621.8829 (U.S./Canada) or 859.254.1221

LEXINGTON, Ky., Nov. 9, 2020 — NEOGEN Corporation announced today that it has launched a foaming antibacterial hand soap that will perfectly complement the company’s existing line of personal and environmental biosecurity products.

NEOGEN’s new COMPANION™ Foaming Antibacterial Hand Soap kills 99.9% of harmful bacteria, yet has a light, fresh scent, and will not dry out skin with frequent use. The new hand soap, which is intended for use with water, joins NEOGEN’s COMPANION product line, which also features a popular waterless hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes, and hard, nonporous surface disinfectant.   

 “Especially now that we have all been doing our best to stem the spread of COVID-19, our COMPANION products have been extremely popular, especially our hand sanitizer and wipes. Our new foaming hand soap is the perfect complement to have at a sink for those times when you have the chance to do a thorough hand washing with water,” said NEOGEN’s Katlyn Connelly. “As with our foaming hand sanitizer, our foaming hand soap was formulated to not dry out your skin with frequent washing, or have an overpowering, obnoxious scent. It’s lightly scented and skin friendly.”

COMPANION Foaming Antibacterial Hand Soap’s active ingredient is benzalkonium chloride (0.13%), with a formulation that is also free of phthalate and silicone. The product is available in 16.9 ounce containers featuring hand pumps, suitable for use at the sink, and one gallon refill-sized containers. The hand soap is also compatible for use with NEOGEN’s Foam Dispenser Unit — a touchless automatic dispenser that is available for use with a convenient floor stand.

NEOGEN’s line of COMPANION products also features:

  • Hand Sanitizer: A 62% ethyl alcohol-based foaming hand sanitizer formulated to provide exceptional protection.
  • Disinfectant Wipes: Hospital grade, ready-to-use wipes that effectively clean, disinfect and control odor in one step.
  • Disinfectant: A multipurpose hard, nonporous surface disinfectant designed to be effective against a broad spectrum of organisms.

COVID-19 note: COVID-19 is caused by SARS-CoV-2. COMPANION Disinfectant and COMPANION Disinfectant Wipes kill similar viruses and therefore can be used against SARS-CoV-2 when used in accordance with the directions for use against Feline Calicivirus. Refer to the CDC website https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html for additional information.

NEOGEN Corporation (Nasdaq: NEOG) develops and markets products dedicated to food and animal safety. The company’s Food Safety Division markets dehydrated culture media and diagnostic test kits to detect foodborne bacteria, natural toxins, food allergens, drug residues, plant diseases and sanitation concerns. NEOGEN’s Animal Safety Division is a leader in the development of animal genomics along with the manufacturing and distribution of a variety of animal healthcare products, including diagnostics, pharmaceuticals, veterinary instruments, wound care and disinfectants.

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