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Patent Granted for Sterilex Ultra Step

Sterilex Ultra Step Patented

The US Patent and Trademark Office has granted Sterilex a patent for its surface treatment product, Sterilex Ultra Step. The patent, originally filled under patent application 20180105773, covers a unique method for surface treatment powder activation.

More About Sterilex Ultra Step
Sterilex Ultra Step is based off of Sterilex’s PerQuat® chemistry and is one of the few EPA-registered solid floor treatment products currently on the market. It is most commonly used for entryway control in heavily trafficked areas, as well as in doorway floor mats. With low moisture activation requirements, Sterilex Ultra Step is an ideal fit for dry processing facilities and other facilities looking to reduce water usage. It is also well suited for biosecurity applications on poultry and swine farms.

Sterilex Ultra Step is EPA approved to eliminate Enterobacter, E. Coli, Listeria, Salmonella enteritidis, Salmonella enterica, and Avian Influenza among other organism when used in compliance with label instructions.

Sterilex Announces New President

Alex Josowitz, President of Sterilex

On July 5th Sterilex announced the promotion of Alex Josowitz to the position of President. As President, Alex will have responsibility for the organization’s operational functions and will play a key role in the company’s strategic direction.

“I am excited and honored to take on this new role and look forward to working with our talented and growing team to continue to drive innovation, sustain growth and develop value-added products for our customers,” said Josowitz.

Alex has worked at Sterilex for 12 years, taking on a variety of sales, marketing and operational leadership roles. Most recently, Alex served as Executive Vice President, Business Development and Operations where he displayed strong sales and operational leadership and oversaw a period of rapid growth, highlighted by the expansion of Sterilex’s brand and portfolio of award-winning products for microbial control and detection.

Concurrent to Alex’s appointment, Dr. Shira Kramer, Sterilex’s founder, will remain as CEO and Chairwoman. As founder and past President, Shira led the business and was instrumental in strategic leadership, obtaining key regulatory claims, new product innovation, and commercialization. In addition, she led the sustained growth of many key markets and has played an important role in establishing the brand as it is today.

“Alex’s efforts can be directly seen in the results,” said Dr. Kramer. “With his leadership, ability to deliver results and strategic thinking, Alex is the ideal candidate to execute Sterilex’s strategic key business initiatives and drive sustainable growth,” Dr. Kramer stated.

The Importance of Periodic Equipment Cleaning

Periodic Equipment Cleaning ImageAlthough sanitation occurs on a regular basis, that alone may not be enough for difficult to disassemble or difficult to clean equipment and surfaces. Periodic, intensified cleaning can be used to address these challenges without adding steps to the daily sanitation program. Sterilex delivers award-winning EPA registered products and onsite industry expertise to help build and enhance food safety and sanitation programs. To learn more about the importance of periodic equipment cleaning, read this informative article from Food Safety Magazine, or contact your Sterilex representative about how Sterilex products can be integrated into periodic cleaning programs.

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