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Diversey and Cole-Parmer Form a Partnership to Provide Best-in-Class Cleanroom Sanitation for Coronavirus Vaccine Production

July 20, 2020


When the pharmaceutical industry began planning to produce COVID-19 vaccines they contacted Cole-Parmer’s scientific experts for guidance on the best possible cleaning and disinfection program to use in their laboratories. Cole-Parmer and their channel partners then turned to Diversey for their Oxivir range of EPA list N disinfectants that have a one-minute kill claim against COVID-19.

Throughout the pandemic, Diversey’s production planners and supply chain teams have re-engineered how they work: prioritizing production of the Oxivir ‘one-minute kill’ range and making it available in other formats while at the same time ensuring a reliable supply of hygiene and sanitation products to customers in the life sciences and infection prevention sectors. 

With such an important task at hand within the pharmaceutical industry, Diversey and Cole-Parmer came together to support their customers’ and channel partners’ ambitions. As well as providing a recommended product portfolio and use protocols, they have evaluated and optimized vaccine producers’ clean-in-place systems to meet the levels of cleanliness and safety required while also achieving operating efficiencies.

“With a mission to protect and care for people every day, supporting the life sciences sector has been a priority for us as we work all together in overcoming this Coronavirus outbreak,” said Céline Lovato, Global Life Sciences Sector Director, Diversey. “Enabling the supply of products and expertise to create safer cleanroom environments for vaccination production is critical in this time.” Speaking directly about the partnership with Cole-Parmer, Rob Bowness, Life Sciences Sector Leader NAM, Diversey, said “collaborating with Cole-Parmer demonstrated the shared mission of both companies in promoting public safety. Our Oxivir range is the best-in-class for this application and, thanks to the hard work of our colleagues behind the scenes, we are able to provide flexibility and reliability in supply.”


About Diversey

Diversey’s purpose is to protect and care for people every day. Diversey has been, and always will be, a pioneer and facilitator for life. We constantly deliver revolutionary cleaning and hygiene technologies that provide total confidence to our customers across all of our global sectors, including cleaning products, systems and services that efficiently integrate chemicals, machines and sustainability programs. This makes us unique among leading global hygiene and cleaning companies. Everything we do has our customers’ needs at its heart and is based on the belief that cleaning and hygiene are life essentials. With over 95 years of expertise, we safeguard our customers’ businesses, contributing to productivity improvements, lower total operating costs and brand protection. 

About Oxivir®

Oxivir® is an AHP-based (accelerated hydrogen peroxide), multi-surface cleaner/disinfectant and sanitizer produced by Diversey. It is formulated to deliver broad-spectrum disinfection in one minute or less. 

About Cole-Parmer

Cole-Parmer is a leading global manufacturer of proprietary products for fluidics, environmental testing, analytics, lab essentials, and critical research and process equipment for life sciences. We are proven experts in the fields of fluid handling, environmental testing, cold chain monitoring, sample preparation and handling, and chromatography. Our instruments and components are used extensively in the biopharma, pharmaceutical, life sciences, environmental, and the food and beverage industries. Our portfolio of unique industry-leading brands includes Masterflex®, Environmental Express®, Ismatec®, Oakton®, PCRmax®, Spex®, Traceable®, and more. We also partner with a select set of key suppliers with trusted products. Cole-Parmer is also globally renowned for exceptional customer service and expert technical support including pipette services, calibration and instrument service capabilities.
<div class="line">&nbsp;</div> <h2>About Solenis</h2> <p>Solenis is a leading global producer of specialty chemicals focused on delivering sustainable solutions for water-intensive industries, including consumer, industrial, institutional, food and beverage, and pool and spa water markets. Owned by Platinum Equity, the company&rsquo;s product portfolio includes a broad array of water treatment chemistries, process aids, functional additives, and cleaners and disinfectants, as well as state-of-the-art monitoring and control systems. These technologies are used by customers to improve operational efficiencies, enhance product quality, protect plant assets, minimize environmental impact, and create cleaner and safer environments. Headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, the company has 69 manufacturing facilities strategically located around the globe and employs a team of over 16,100 professionals in 130 countries across six continents. Solenis is a 2024 Best Managed Company Gold Standard honoree, recognized four years in a row.</p> <p>For additional information about Solenis, please visit <a href="/en/"></a> or follow us on social media.</p>



Catherine (Katy) Abernathy

Vice President, Corporate Communications