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Seeking: Novel Antibacterials-Image of a person washing their hands in a bathroom sink

A yet2 client is seeking novel antibacterials for personal care body washes, hand washes and soap bars. The desired solution needs to have efficacy against gram-positive bacteria, with a particular focus on S. aureus bacteria. Any potential solution should also have proof of efficacy shown via in vitro testing.


Solutions should:

  • Be incorporated into soap bars/liquids to provide superior germ kill against Gram-positive bacteria.
  • Be fast acting – cause a 3-log reduction of gram-positive bacteria within 20 seconds contact time
  • Be safe for skin contact
  • Be 100% biodegradable and not labeled as microplastic
  • Be between pH 9 -11 when in the presence of anionic surfactants.


Should not:

  • Be based on chlorine-based disinfectants, quaternary ammonium compounds (QACs), essential oils, or metals and metal compounds
  • Negatively impact on product visual, transparency, and/or physical properties
  • Be associated with animal testing


Possible Solution Areas include

(but are not limited to):

  • Bacteriophage (including endolysins)
  • Bacteriocins
  • Other solutions that are designed to attack peptidoglycans



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