A recent study entitled, ”Virucidal efficacy of Sterilex Ultra Powder against PEDv (porcine epidemic diarrhea virus)” has been completed by Sagar Goyal, Ph.D. at the University of Minnesota. A summary of the study can be found at http://www.sterilex.com/?p=463.
Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) is a coronavirus infecting the small intestines of a pig, causing diarrhea and often death. While the virus was first noticed in Europe, it spread throughout the US in 2013, killing over 1 million piglets and resulting in higher hog prices. Until recently, there were no known disinfectants which have been proven to eliminate PEDv in controlled environments.
Sterilex Ultra Powder is an EPA registered disinfectant/sanitizer that can either be dissolved in water and applied to surfaces as a spray/foam, or the product can be used as a dry floor surface sanitizer applied to surfaces as a dry granule for slow release.
“Sterilex Ultra Powder is currently used by producers and processors across the United States as a key tool in their fight against resistant organisms,” said Alex Josowitz, Sterilex’s Director of Business Development. “Providing industry with a versatile, validated means to kill swine pathogens will be a key factor in slowing the virus’s spread.”
Sterilex’s proprietary products for live production as well as food and beverage processing are distributed through cleaning and sanitation chemical providers in the US and Canada.