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Biofilm Can Increase the Pathogenesis of Diseases, and Change How Hereditary Diseases Present.

That’s why we’ve worked with our friends at Sterilex to introduce the new Vive line of products. Designed to kill and remove biofilm and prevent cross-contamination, we are extremely excited to be able to exclusively offer Sterilex’s patented PerQuat technology to the life sciences industry.


ViveSecure is a two-part system, mixed together at time of use to create a liquid disinfectant that penetrates and removes biofilms, killing 99.9999% of the bacteria* living in the biofilm.


ViveStep is applied dry and designed to sanitize floors and boots—and reduce cross contamination—in animal research facilities including those housing cows, swine,
primates and rabbits.

biofilm disinfectant


⚪ Increased pathogenesis for bacteria like E. coli
⚪ Differences in prognoses of hereditary diseases
⚪ Wasted time tracking down biofilm-related diseases
⚪ Effects on biofilm- or plaque-related research
⚪ Inconsistent test results

Vive offers Biosecurity Solutions

Biofilm plays a major role in the pathogenesis of disease. That’s because bacterial biofilms create massive breeding grounds for pathogenic bacteria like E. coli. Additionally, the presence of biofilm can also be linked to a severe disease prognosis, meaning that in the presence of large amounts of biofilm, hereditary illnesses like cystic fibrosis can present with more severe prognoses than they might otherwise.

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Frequently Asked Questions


What Pathogens is ViveSecure Effective Against?

o Escherichia coli
o Salmonella enterica
o Cronobacter sakazakii
o Campylobacter jejuni
o Staphyloccous aureus
o Burkholderia cepacia**
o Avibacterium paragallinarum**
o Mouse parvovirus**
o Murine minute virus**
o Feline calicivirus
o Rotavirus
o Avian influenza A
o PED Virus
o PRRS virus


What Types of Surfaces is ViveStep Compatible with?

Material Compatibility   Material Compatibility  
304 Stainless Compatible Dairy Brick Compatible
316 Stainless Compatible Flowcrete (Flowfresh HF) Compatible
Galvanized Compatible Flowcrete (Flowfresh SL) Compatible
Brass Severe Oxidation Epoxy-Coated Concrete Block Compatible
Aluminum 6061 Compatible2 Acrylic-Coated Concrete Block Compatible
Aluminum7075 Compatible2 Sealed Concrete Block Compatible
Mild/Cold-Rolled Steel A366 Severe Oxidation Ceramic Tile Compatible
Cast Iron Mild Pitting Observed
Vinyl Tile Tacky Feel/ Light Color Stains

What's the Active Ingredient of the Vive Products?

The primary active ingredient in our ViveSecure and ViveStep is Sterilex’s patented PerQuat® technology.

It has the unique ability to penetrate the biofilm, collapse the protective matrix, kill pathogenic microorganisms (such as Listeria, E. coli, Salmonella, and Pseudomonas), and chemically scrub the structure from a surface.

The active ingredients in PerQuat technology are based on quaternary ammonium compounds (commonly referred to as quat) and Hydrogen Peroxide. The primary role of quat is to serve as a phase transfer agent, combining with the peroxide ion to form a “PerQuat” molecule. This synergistic combination gives Sterilex products their unique biofilm penetration efficacy and provides a powerful level of performance through multiple physical and chemical mechanisms of action, including hydrolysis and oxidation. PerQuat-based products are available in solid or liquid form.

What Pathogens is ViveStep Effective Against?

o Campylobacter jejuni
o Cronobacter sakazakii
o Escherichia coli
o Salmonella enterica
o Avian influenza A
o Feline calicivirus
o Newcastle disease virus
o PED virus
o PRRS virus
o Rotavirus

What are the Storage and Disposal Directions?

Storage and Disposal: Do not contaminate water, food or feed by storage or disposal.
Pesticide Storage: Open dumping is prohibited. Store in original container in areas inaccessible to children.
Container Disposal: Nonrefillable container. Do not reuse or refill this container.
Plastic Containers: Triple rinse (or equivalent). Offer for recycling or reconditioning or puncture and dispose of in a sanitary landfill, or incineration, or if allowed by state and local authorities, by burning. If burned, stay out of smoke.

Does ViveStep Impact Shoe Traction?

Actually ViveStep has been shown to add traction on hard, non-porous surfaces in most environments. This is very different from traditional bleach or liquid quat footpans that can increase the risk of slipping injuries in your facility.

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