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Forward Science making hand sanitizer for Houston-area hospitals

By Dental Tribune USA
March 27, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas, USA: Forward Science, a Houston-based and locally operated MedTech company, is producing hand sanitizer to meet market demands during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Forward Science typically manufactures medical and pharmaceutical products focused on oral health care in its facility in Stafford, Texas. In response to the shortage of hand sanitizer in hospitals, the Forward Science team pivoted and began creating batches of hand sanitizer upon request from local hospitals.
Houston is home to the largest medical center in the United States, and many of its providers were already customers of Forward Science. Because the shortage of supplies could be detrimental to the health and safety of many doctors and patients, Forward Science knew its FDA-regulated facility could quickly be redirected to make hand sanitizer to help local health-care professionals and patients.

“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 Texans, but the world counts on our city to provide elite medical care. We quickly paused manufacturing on our typical products and focused heavily on meeting this need,” said Forward Science 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.”

According to the company, Forward Science’s founders developed the company to provide stable jobs and quality products to its community in Texas. Since Forward Science’s inception in 2012, the company has been able to expand into a national brand, but it still keeps the focus on caring for its Houston community at top of mind, the company asserts. “This is an uncertain time for everyone: Hospitals are in desperate need of materials, and small businesses are searching for ways to keep business open and their staff members employed,” said Forward Science CEO Robert J. Whitman. “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 front-line health-care workers and allowed our staff to remain both productive and employed. We’ve always valued the support that our community in Houston, and Texas as a whole, has provided us. This is our chance to return the favor.”

Anyone interested in the company’s hand sanitizer can visit www.ForwardScience.com/handsanitizer or email info@ForwardScience.com with your inquiry.

About Forward Science

Forward Science is a privately held MedTech company based in Houston, Texas. OralID, Forward Science’s flagship product, is an award-winning oral-cancer screening device that enables clinicians to visualize abnormalities that may not be seen under traditional white light examinations. With the success of OralID, Forward Science continued to focus on moving science forward in the oral healthcare industry by launching advanced diagnostic testing products (CytID, hpvID, phID, PathID) along with treatment options (SalivaMAX and Orapeutic). In addition to developing proprietary, state-of-the-art products, Forward Science has partnered with industry leaders to provide new and effective solutions to the dental community. According to the company, Forward Science designs, develops and manufactures its products in-house to support high-quality standards and superior customer service. Forward Science has become an industry leader in providing oral-health-care products worldwide. To learn more about any of Forward Science’s products, you can visit www.ForwardScience.com or call (855) 696-7254.

(Source: Forward Science)

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