1989-1994: Sterilex founders funded by US Army to develop a universal decontamination technology for biological and chemical warfare agents. Research team developed a unique technology (PerQuat®) designed to remove biofilms and kill resistant microorganisms in biofilm.
1991: 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 Corporation 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 first group of EPA registrations for its powdered and liquid products.
2000: Sterilex products mandated for use by one of largest global meat and poultry processing companies.
2001: Sterilex receives Maryland Industrial Partnerships Award to establish efficacy of PerQuat® in removing biofilm in dental unit waterlines.
2005: Sterilex becomes the first company to receive EPA registration with biofilm claims for public health and industrial use sites.
2008: Sterilex receives USDA National Research Initiative grant titled “Improved Methods to Control Biofilms Containing Listeria monocytogenes in Meat and Poultry Processing Environments.”
2012: Sterilex establishes full distribution throughout North America for portfolio of products for Food and Beverage plant disinfection.
2015: Sterilex granted trademark and regulatory approvals in Canada.