About Us

Sterilex Corporation is a recognized leader in developing anti-microbial, anti-biofilm, and decontamination products for the food processing, animal health, and water treatment industries.


We develop innovative technologies and solutions to control microbial threats and maintain healthy environments. Our products prevent disease, enhance well-being, ensure product integrity, and increase productivity in the industries we serve.


Our vision is to drive advancement, provide thought leadership and develop value added solutions to safeguard our food supply, protect human and animal health and optimize operational efficiencies.

Brief History of Our Company


Mandated for use

Sterilex products mandated for use by one of largest global meat and poultry processing companies.


Funded by US Army

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.


NFPA Studeies Show PerQuat efficacy

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.


Sterilex incorporated in Maryland

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.


Receives EPA registrations

Sterilex receives first group of EPA registrations for its powdered and liquid products.


Maryland Industrial Partnership Award

Sterilex receives Maryland Industrial Partnerships Award to establish efficacy of PerQuat® in removing biofilm in dental unit waterlines.


EPA Registration with biofilm claims

Sterilex becomes the first company to receive EPA registration with biofilm claims for public health and industrial use sites.


USDA National Research Initiative

Sterilex receives USDA National Research Initiative grant titled “Improved Methods to Control Biofilms Containing Listeria monocytogenes in Meat and Poultry Processing Environments.”


Full Distribution Throughout North America

Sterilex establishes full distribution throughout North America for portfolio of products for Food and Beverage plant disinfection.


Trademark and Regulatory approval in Canada

Sterilex granted trademark and regulatory approvals in Canada.


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.

Sterilex patented PerQuat® technology has the unique ability to penetrate and remove biofilms, kill microorganisms in biofilms (such as Listeria, E.coli, Salmonella, and Pseudomonas), and remove organic contaminants.
Listeriosis, a serious infection usually caused by eating food contaminated with the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes, is an important public health problem in the United States. The disease primarily affects older adults, pregnant women, newborns, and adults with weakened immune systems.
Salmonella is a bacteria that makes people sick. It was discovered by an American scientist named Dr. Salmon, and has been known to cause illness for over 125 years. Most people infected with Salmonella develop diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps between 12 and 72 hours after infection. The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days, and most individuals recover without treatment.
E. coli
Escherichia coli (E. coli) bacteria normally live in the intestines of people and animals. Most E. coli are harmless and actually are an important part of a healthy human intestinal tract. However, some E. coli are pathogenic, meaning they can cause illness, either diarrhea or illness outside of the intestinal tract. The types of E. coli that can cause diarrhea can be transmitted through contaminated water or food, or through contact with animals or persons.


Sterilex is a growing company with an emphasis on innovations in antimicrobial technologies for food processing and environmental decontamination applications. If you are attracted by the challenge, excitement, and rewards of being a key member of a small, growing company, then this could be the right opportunity for you. Sterilex offers a supportive atmosphere for professional growth and achievement and generous benefits.

What we offer

  • Competitive salary and performance bonus
  • 401K with company contribution
  • Profit sharing
  • Medical healthcare benefits
  • Paid vacation and personal leave
  • An entrepreneurial fast-paced environment
  • A team committed to innovation, growth, impactful solutions, and industry leadership
*Biofilm label claims approved for specific applications only. See product label for full label claims and usage instructions.