Based on proprietary PerQuat® chemistry, ViveStep is applied dry and designed to sanitize floors and boots — and reduce cross-contamination — in animal research facilities including those housing cows, swine, primates and rabbits.

Unlike bleach and other liquid footbath sanitizers, ViveStep has excellent material compatibility and won’t break down footwear. It also doesn’t increase the risk of slipping injuries. ViveStep is odorless and provides lasting protection with easily verifiable active ingredients that remain stable for up to 8 weeks with proper management.

  • Applications
    • Entryways
    • Around Drains + Floor Cracks
    • Foot Pans + Floor Mats

Material Compatibility

Material Compatibility
304 Stainless compatible
316 Stainless compatible
Galvanized compatible
Brass |Severe oxidation| not-compatible
Aluminum 6061 compatible
Aluminum 7075 compatible
Mild/Cold-rolled Steel A366 |Severe oxidation| not-compatible
Cast Iron |Can cause rusting| not-compatible
Dairy Brick compatible
Flowcrete (Flowfresh HF) compatible
Flowcrete (Flowfresh SL) compatible
Epoxy-coated concrete block compatible
Acrylic-coated concrete block compatible
Sealed concrete block compatible
Ceramic tile compatible
Vinyl tile |Tacky feel - Light color stains| not-compatible


Campylobacter jejuni
Cronobacter sakazakii
Escherichia coli
Salmonella enterica
Avian influenza A
Feline calicivirus
Newcastle disease virus
PED virus
Porcine Reproductive & Respiratory Syndrome virus (PRRS)

Product Codes

Product Code
2lb sleeves (case of 12) 30310100
10 lb pail 30310101
100 lb drum 30310102
400 lb drum 30310103

Frequently Asked Questions

Does this product require water to activate?

ViveStep requires moisture to become active, but this does not have to come from added water. Generally, if there is enough active moisture in an environment to have microbial concerns, there is enough moisture to activate ViveStep to kill those organisms.

Will this product impact my wastewater?

In almost all cases no. However, because Quaternary Ammonium is one of the active ingredients in Sterilex Ultra Step, there is potential for adverse downstream effects. When the amount to cause damage is calculated, it typically vastly exceeds the Sterilex Ultra Step quantity on site so there is no real risk of negative impacts. ???Please reach out to your Sterilex representative with any questions about wastewater systems and Sterilex products.???

How often should I apply ViveStep?

Most facilities re-apply daily but depending on the amount of foot traffic through an area this amount can vary. Some facilities may need to reapply ViveStep up to once per shift to ensure all footwear is properly covered.