Forward Science is now creating hand sanitizer at its facility in Stafford, Texas, upon request from local hospitals. Based on Houston, which it says is home to the largest medical center in the United States, the company typically produces medical and pharmaceutical products focused on oral healthcare.
“When we heard that there was a shortage of hand sanitizer across the nation, we knew we needed to step up and help. Not just Texas, but the world counts on our city to provide elite medical care. We quickly paused manufacturing our typical products and focused heavily on meeting this need,” said company president Brian Pikkula, PhD.
“We know other companies have also stepped up to fill this void, but we operate out of an FDA-registered facility, which ensures that our hand sanitizer will have excellent quality and provide the best standard of care,” said Pikkula.
“This is an uncertain time for everyone. Hospitals are in desperate need of materials, and small businesses are searching for ways to keep businesses open and their staff members employed,” said Robert J. Whitman, Forward Science’s chief executive officer.
“By utilizing our FDA-regulated facility in Stafford, Texas, to create hand sanitizer, we have been able to combat both of those issues. We’ve created a quality product for our frontline healthcare workers and allowed our staff to remain both productive and employed,” said Whitman.
“We’ve always valued the support of our community in Houston and Texas as a whole has provided us. This is our chance to return the favor to them,” said Whitman.