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. Contact us to learn more.


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.


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.

Core Values


We are committed to the highest ethical standards in everything we do; on behalf of our customers, our communities and ourselves. We are proud to work for a company whose products and services make a difference for humanity.


Understanding the needs of our customers and our societal responsibilities, we develop unique and meaningful solutions which offer clear and measurable benefits. We are responsible for developing forward thinking solutions to the challenges we face, as well as within the industries we serve.


We drive innovation and thought leadership throughout the organization. We foster trust and collaboration to develop leaders focused on superior performance and personal accountability. We set positive examples and invest in others so that they can follow the guidelines of leadership.


We promote a collaborative and inclusive work environment that values and leverages diversity, equity and inclusion. We respect each other and value the unique talents and experiences every individual brings to the table, both inside and outside our organization and those with whom we interact. We work together with enthusiasm, intellect and a shared passion to surpass what has already been achieved.


We cultivate an atmosphere for continuous improvement. We challenge conventional wisdom and are always seeking ways to expand our knowledge, improve and be better.

Company Timeline


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.


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.


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.


Sterilex Receives EPA Registrations

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


Sterilex Products Mandated For Use

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


Maryland Industrial Partnership Award

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


EPA Registration with Biofilm Claims

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


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.”


Full Distribution Throughout North America

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


Trademark and Regulatory Approval in Canada

Sterilex granted trademark and regulatory approvals in Canada.


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.


Sterilex Launches Indicon® Gel for Rapid Biofilm Detection

Indicon Gel is 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.