Innovative BioDefense Announces Exclusive Partnership With Picketts Health to Sell Zylast™ for Patented Orbel™ Hand Sanitizer Applicator

LAKE FOREST, Calif., Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Innovative BioDefense Inc. (IBD), manufacturer of the Zylast™ line of broad-spectrum, persistent antimicrobial products, announced today an exclusive relationship with Australian-based Picketts Health, to provide a modification of their proprietary lotion and antiseptic sanitizer for use in Picketts Health's patented Orbel™ hand sanitizer applicator.  IBD has delivered a pilot production batch and is currently fulfilling Picketts' first orders. Picketts Health has committed to the purchase of $1.5 million in product from IBD during the first year, with a projection to increase to $4 million in the second year.

The Orbel was designed to increase hand-hygiene compliance and help prevent the spread of bacteria, viruses and infections. Portable, with single-handed activation of a regulated dose, the Orbel's multi-directional balls evenly facilitate distribution to all parts of the hands for increased protection.

The Zylast line of antimicrobial products is all natural, water-based and triclosan-free.  Zylast has shown to kill 99.99% of most disease-causing germs in 15 seconds and is persistent for six hours.  Independent studies have shown Zylast to be effective against a broad spectrum of germs that includes 25 bacteria such as E. Coli, S. Pneumoniae, meningitis, drug-resistant Methicillin-Resistant S. aureus (MRSA) and Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci (VRE), viruses such as Rhinovirus (the common cold), Norovirus (the stomach flu), H1N1, HIV and Herpes, as well as molds and fungi. 

"We are pleased Picketts Health has taken an important step towards solving the issue of compliance with the introduction of the Orbel," states Dr. Colette Cozean, chief executive officer, Innovative BioDefense Inc. "Their choice in bringing Zylast in as the formulary shows their commitment to providing the premier antimicrobial solution."  The first markets Picketts Health plans to target are the United Kingdom, South Africa, Australia and China.  Zylast is protected by trademarks and patents pending in many countries worldwide.

About IBD
Innovative BioDefense Inc. (IBD), manufacturer of the Zylast™ line of persistent antimicrobial products, is headquartered in Lake Forest, CA.  Zylast products are formulated using a proprietary, synergistic combination of pharmaceutical ingredients to provide rapid, broad-spectrum germ kill with persistence for six hours.  The company has a full line of antiseptic products for use by healthcare professionals, businesses and consumers. The Zylast hand sanitizer products debuted in October of 2012 and have shown to reduce hospital-acquired infection and school absenteeism.  Products include the water-based antiseptic lotion, the alcohol-based antiseptic and the foaming hand soap, and are available in 2 oz. and 8 oz. bottles as well as wall-mounted dispensers. For more information please visit www.zylast.com.  Products are available for consumers to order online at www.zylastdirect.com.

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SOURCE Innovative BioDefense Inc.



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