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Quebec extraction company to fast-track production of hand sanitizers


April 2, 2020
By Grow Opportunity staff

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Extraction company, Neptune Wellness Solutions Inc., received Health Canada authorization to apply for FDA registration for its plant-based hand sanitizer formulation.

Amid the continuing COVID-19 crisis, the Laval, Que.-based company is working to commercialize a line of natural, plant-based hand sanitizer products to meet demand. The product will be formulated at the company’s production and processing facilities in Sherbrooke, Que.¬†and Conover, N.C., and also with the help of its contract manufacturing partners.

Health Canada issued Neptune a product license and Natural Product Number (NPN). Now, Neptune is sourcing new supply of raw material inputs to ensure ample product supply for a summer 2020 launch.

Neptune intends to sell its hand sanitizer formulations to consumer-packaged goods (CPG) brands as well as retailers seeking private label owned brands in the U.S. and Canada. The company also plans to supply the U.S. and Canadian governments and healthcare systems with sanitizer products through both direct and indirect channels.

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“We are very pleased to receive Health Canada authorization to bring our plant-based hand sanitizer to market as we believe consumers will increasingly look for natural sanitizers,” said Michael Cammarata, chief executive of Neptune. “Our procurement and sales teams are working in concert with our scientists and engineers to source high quality raw materials in order to ramp up production and bring our products to market as quickly as possible.”

Neptune Wellness Solutions specializes in the extraction, purification and formulation of health and wellness products.