Sterilex is a third generation, family-owned company that began when one of the inventors of the company’s core technology launched a scientific research company following his retirement as a chemist. This small R&D company won a military contract to develop a universal decontaminating technology for biological and chemical warfare agents. In the process, the technology team learned more about the microbiology of biofilms and their role in developing resistant microorganisms, so they focused on developing a core technology that could penetrate and dissolve biofilm and kill the bacteria living within it. Recognizing the broader commercial applications for these products in the areas of health care and animal and food processing environments, Sterilex was launched in 1995.
Since then, Sterilex has developed a line of proprietary biofilm-control biocides, broad spectrum disinfectants, and decontamination products that can be used in a variety of applications such as food and beverage protection, animal health, and water treatment applications.