About Us

Sterilex is a recognized industry leader for developing innovative, award-winning solutions for microbial control. Based in Hunt Valley Maryland, Sterilex markets a line of proprietary, award-winning biofilm-control biocides, broad spectrum disinfectants and rapid biofilm diagnostic tools that can be used in a variety of applications such as food and beverage protection, animal health, and water treatment applications.

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.

Vision

Our vision is to drive advancement, provide thought leadership and develop value added solutions to safeguard our food supply, protect human and animal health and optimize operational efficiencies.

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    1989

    Funded by US Army

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

    1991

    NFPA Studies Show PerQuat Efficacy

    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

    Sterilex Incorporated in State of Maryland

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

    1999

    Sterilex Receives EPA Registrations

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

    2000

    Sterilex Products Mandated For Use

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

    2001

    Maryland Industrial Partnership Award

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

    2005

    EPA Registration with Biofilm Claims

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

    2008

    USDA National Research Initiative

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

    2012

    Full Distribution Throughout North America

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

    2015

    Trademark and Regulatory approval in Canada

    Sterilex granted trademark and regulatory approvals in Canada.

    2016

    IAFP Food Safety Innovation Award

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

    Sterilex sells rights to Crosstex International

    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

    Sterilex launches Indicon™ Gel for rapid biofilm detection.

    Specifically designed to identify the presence of biofilm* on a surface. when the product comes into contact with biofilm*, the gel rapidly produces white micro-bubbles/foam within 2 minutes.

    Sterilex® Ultra Step

    Sterilex launches next generation floor sanitizer – Sterilex Ultra Step.

Careers

Sterilex is a fast growing company with an emphasis on innovation in antimicrobial technologies for food processing and environmental decontamination applications. If you are attracted by the challenge, excitement, and rewards of being a key member of a small, growing, fast-paced company, then this could be the right opportunity for you. Sterilex offers a supportive atmosphere for professional growth and achievement and generous benefits.

What We Offer

  • Competitive salary and performance bonus
  • 401K with company contribution
  • Profit sharing
  • Medical healthcare benefits
  • Paid vacation and personal leave
  • An entrepreneurial fast-paced environment
  • A team committed to innovation, growth, impactful solutions, and industry leadership
*Biofilm label claims approved for specific applications only. See product label for full label claims and usage instructions.
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