Sterilex Mission: We develop innovative technologies and solutions to control microbial threats and maintain healthy environments. Our products prevent disease, enhance well-being, ensure product integrity, and increase productivity in the industries we serve.

Industries We Serve

Food Processing

Sterilex offers proprietary value-added products for food and beverage manufacturing plant applications to detect and destroy biofilm* and to kill resistant high-risk, zero-tolerance pathogens and spoilage organisms from a wide variety of surfaces.

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Animal Health

From poultry and swine farms to egg farms, hatcheries and animal product transportation, Sterilex offers proprietary, proven solutions for live production applications. Specifically designed to detect and kill resistant animal production pathogens, Sterilex products enhance biosecurity and protect animal health throughout the pre-harvest stage of the food production value chain.

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Water Treatment

When it comes to industrial water systems, cooling water systems, and pool/spa piping systems facing biofilm or bio-fouling-related issues, you will want to address the problem at its source. Whether it be open or closed loop cooling systems, whirlpool spas, or the eradication of biofilm from process water tanks and piping systems; Sterilex products have been shown to be a safe, cost-effective means of guaranteeing results and enhancing operational efficiencies.

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About Us

Sterilex is a recognized industry leader for developing innovative solutions for microbial control. Based in Hunt Valley, Maryland, Sterilex’s award winning products address sanitation and microbial threats. 

Sterilex’s proprietary PerQuat® technology was specifically developed to break-up bacterial biofilm and kill resistant microorganisms. Sterilex is the only company with products approved to remove biofilm on both public health and industrial surfaces.*

Sterilex has developed biofilm control biocides, broad spectrum disinfectants, a rapid biological hygiene indicator, and decontamination products that can be used in a variety of applications.  From food and beverage protection, animal health, industrial and cooling water treatment, and pool and spa water care, Sterilex products deliver.

1989

1989-1994:

Sterilex’s founders funded by US Army to develop a universal decontamination technology for biological and chemical warfare agents. Research team developed a unique technology (PerQuat®) designed to remove biofilms and kill resistant microorganisms in biofilm.*

1991

1991:

First publication of studies conducted by the National Food Processing Association showing that the PerQuat® chemistry was effective in killing Listeria in biofilm*, and more effective than other routine sanitizers.

1995

1995:

Sterilex Corporation incorporated in the State of Maryland with the mission of developing specialty antimicrobial products for markets where biofilm control is an important factor.

1999

1999:

Sterilex receives the first group of EPA registrations for its powdered and liquid products.

2000

2000:

Sterilex products mandated for use by one of largest global meat and poultry processing companies.

2001

2001:

Sterilex receives Maryland Industrial Partnerships Award to establish efficacy of PerQuat® in removing biofilm in dental unit waterlines.

2005

2005:

Sterilex becomes the first company to receive EPA registration with biofilm claims for public health and industrial use sites.

2008

2008:

Sterilex receives USDA National Research Initiative grant entitled “Improved Methods to Control Biofilms* Containing Listeria monocytogenes in Meat and Poultry Processing Environments.”

2012

2012:

Sterilex establishes full distribution throughout North America for portfolio of products for food and beverage plant disinfection.

2015

2015:

Sterilex granted trademark and regulatory approvals in Canada.

2016

2016:

Sterilex Ultra Powder wins International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) Food Safety Innovation Award.

Sterilex sells the rights to Sterilex Liquid Ultra Solution 1 and Sterilex Liquid Ultra Solution 2 for dental unit waterline applications to Crosstex International.

2017

2017:

Sterilex launches Indicon™ Gel for rapid biofilm detection.

Sterilex launches next generation floor sanitizer – Sterilex Ultra Step.

*Biofilm label claims approved for specific applications only. See product label for full label claims and usage instructions.
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