Quip Laboratories to Carry Two New Wexford Labs Phenolics: Wex-Cide 128 and Phenex-Cel

Wilmington, Delaware– Quip Laboratories Inc. is pleased to announce it will be adding two Wexford Labs phenolic disinfectants, Wex-Cide 128 and Phenex-Cel, to its list of one-step cleaners/disinfectants starting immediately.

Wex-Cide 128 is a new acidic phenolic disinfectant and cleaner which can, because of its low pH, cut through rust, scale, hard water deposits and minerals while effectively killing a multitude of potentially deadly pathogens.

Phenex-Cel is a new alkaline phenolic disinfectant and cleaner ideal for organic soils such as fats, greases, proteins, and carbohydrates. Like Wex-Cide 128, it is also a powerful disinfectant which has bactericidal, virucidal and tuberculocidal efficacy claims.

“Quip Laboratories is very pleased to add these two products to our ever-growing catalog of cleaners and disinfectants,” said Quip Laboratories President, Tim Hidell. “The products we sell represent the very best in innovative biosafety solutions, and both Wex-Cide 128 and Phenex-Cel will fit perfectly into this lineup.”

Efficacy claims for Wex-Cide 128 as a disinfectant include:

Germicidal qualifications:

Salmonella enterica for effectiveness against gram-negative bacteria
Staphylococcus aureus for effectiveness against gram-positive bacteria
Pseudomonas aeruginosa for nosocomial gram-positive bacterial pathogen

Additional bacteria:

Acinetobacter baumannii*
Methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus (mrsa),
Methicillan resistant staphylococcus epidermidis (mrse)
Tetracycline,novobiocin, streptomycin resistant staphylococcus aureus (tnsr),
Gentamicin,methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus (grm),
Penicillin resistant staphylococcus (pr),
Enterococcus faecalis (vre).
Tuberculocidal activity test:
Mycobacterium bovis

Virucidal activity tests:

Influenza a3 (hong kong)
Pandemic 2009 h1n1 influenza a virus
Adenovirus type 2
Herpes simplex, types 1 and 2
Norovirus utilizing feline calicivirus as a surrogate
Human immunodeficiency virus, type 1 (aids) (contact time 1 minute)
Human rotavirus
Respiratory syncytial virus
Rhinovirus (type 37)
Vaccinia virus

Fungicidal test:

Trichophyton mentagrophytes

Efficacy claims Phenex-Cel as a disinfectant include:

Germicidal qualifications:

Pseudomonas aeruginosa
Staphylococcus aureus
Salmonella enterica
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
Enterococcus faecalis Vancomycin Resistant (VRE)

Tuberculocidal qualifications:

Mycobacterium bovis

Fungicidal test:

T. Mentagrophytes

Virucidal activity tests:

Influenza A3[Hong Kong]
Pandemic 2009 H1N1 influenza A virus (formerly called swine flu)
Herpes simplex Type 2
Vaccinia virus

A previous awardee of the EPA Safer Choice Partner of the Year Award and a recognized Safer Choice Formulator-Manufacturer, Wexford Labs has a proven track record of dedication to biosafety solutions designed for minimal impact and safety.

About Quip Laboratories, Inc.

Based in Wilmington, DE and founded in 1981, Quip Laboratories focuses on providing sanitation solutions to Life Science and Food Processing sectors. Their state-of-the-art manufacturing facility produces proprietary chemicals that have enabled the company to achieve a leadership position in the markets served. Featuring in-house research and development, production, quality control and sales and marketing, Quip provides a “total-systems” approach to providing efficient and eco-gentle environmental hygiene. Find Quip at

About Wexford Labs

Founded in 1974, Wexford Labs is dedicated to the safety and education of professionals in the cleaning industry. In 1976 Wexford Labs, Inc.developed the first totally broad-spectrum germicidal detergent, which is neither orally toxic nor a primary skin irritant.  Since that time Wexford Labs has continued to develop and manufacture highly effective, safe, and innovative products.