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Use of EU registered Biodx product by team Qhubeka Hasthtag on Tour de France

In an effort to make sure leading South African registered international cycling Team Qhubeka NextHash are protected during the upcoming Tour de France and beyond, Biodx has signed a partnership agreement to supply the team with disinfectants for hands, surfaces and spaces (vehicles, hotel rooms..) based on its active ingredient b bioactive.

As one of the world’s top 20 ranked pro cycling teams the demand to meet their fans as well as the media and guests on the Tour de France means a lot of personal interaction. With proven 99.987% efficacy against SARS-CoV-2, b bioactive is a South African biotechnology developed in the new millennium and now being taken up by the market to guarantee performance against current viral and bacterial challenges. This will give the team peace of mind during these days of Covid to concentrate on their most important aim – to win races and build the Qhubeka brand.

“To remain healthy through the travel and logistics of a cycling team that moves almost every day from bikes in the outdoors to trains, planes, busses, in and out of hotels, press interviews, media briefings, partner events and engagements is a continuous stress,” Doug Ryder, Team Principal of Qhubeka NextHash, said.

“Partnering with Biodx as our official disinfectant provider helps us create as much as possible a sterile environment with a product that can also be used across all industries and is safe for the planet.”

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VALENCE, FRANCE – JULY 06: Sergio Henao of Colombia, Sean Bennett of The United States & Simon Clarke of Australia and Team Qhubeka NextHash during the 108th Tour de France 2021, Stage 10 a 190,7km stage from Albertville to Valence / @LeTour / #TDF2021 / on July 06, 2021 in Valence, France. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

After the intense preparation and build-up world tour pro cyclists endure to compete at this level they can’t afford to get sick or damage their hands, needing the assurance that any disinfectant they use is safe. What’s really important is that these disinfectants can’t have adverse effects on their respiratory tract or on skin contact.

Biodx have spent the last 16 years developing b bioactive™ from a natural citrus extract (lemon) and is one of very few disinfecting active ingredients that contain no harmful chemicals that could damage people or the environment.

According to Burt Rodrigues, CEO of Biodx, “It’s a privilege to have an active ingredient – b bioactive™ capable of protecting athletes at the highest level of the sporting code with certainty.

Biodx is committed to making sure the team and their extended ecosystem are able to keep their Covid bubble intact and safe, leaving nothing to chance.

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Use of EU registered Biodx product by team Qhubeka Hasthtag on Tour de France

When we experienced the Team Qhubeka NextHash ubuntu in action – “I am because we are”, we felt a great business alignment as Biodx believes in individual performance with team outcomes,” Rodrigues said.

We’re thrilled to be able to partner with the Team, and to be seen with them on the biggest annual sporting stage in the world.”

Also read: Biodx Is The First SA Biotech Company To Gain Stringent EU Biocidal Registration

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