About the Biz
- Company Name: BioArmor, LLC
- Who we talked with: Salvatore M. Toscano, Member Manager
- Year established: 2014
- How to Find Them: www.bioarmorglobal.com
- Socialize: Facebook, Instagram
Get to Know: BioArmor, LLC
Bioarmor is an infection control company specializing in FDA safe and effective skin-moisturizing, alcohol-free hand sanitizers. Our products have been utilized by the Bioterrorism Task Force Labs at the CDC in Atlanta, GA to protect scientists and researchers identify infectious organisms and biosecurity threats.
As a business owner, what resource organizations have helped you along the way, and how?
What has been the biggest lesson learned during your entrepreneurial journey, and how have you used that to grow your business?
In business, it is extremely important to establish a commitment to network, forge professional relationships, and assist in increasing the scope of clients to serve.
What are some of the unique challenges presented in this field? How has BioArmor overcome them?
The challenges of a small infection control company are the sheer size of the competition in this market. Bioarmor has leveraged the challenges in its market by identifying what customers want in addition to the basic need of a hand sanitizer.
The Bioarmor alcohol-free hand sanitizer product is the result of months of tenacious research. Our FDA approved active ingredient, Benzalkonium Chloride, is now used in Dove soap products. Bioarmor’s “Silky Gloves” line now includes a state of the art proprietary and patented formula of plant-based aloe leaf juice, an antioxidant found in blueberries, and a Pro-Vitamin B5 cosmetic moisturizer. Our latest innovations are our awesome fragrances: Sweet Pea, Pomegranate, Citrus Berry, Fresh Melon, and our soon to be released, Coconut. In addition, my development partners assist in Bioarmor becoming nimble, responsive, flexible, and customer-centric with on-site regulatory and manufacturing support.
What inspired you to get into the infection-control business?
I was always impressed by a respected friend in the biosecurity business. I was moved to make a small contribution to biosafety when he once said, ”Don’t worry about the atomic bomb, be concerned about what we cannot see, like the microorganisms, known as pathogens that carry disease!”