Vive – Biofilm Removal and Entryway Sanitation

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Remove Biofilm With Vive

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

Not only that, but the National Institutes of Health (NIH) reports that 65% of all bacterial infections are associated with biofilm formation, and close proximity of the bacteria allows for horizontal gene transfer to spread resistance as well.

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 Removal In Vivariums

Why Remove Biofilm:

⚪ 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 for Biofilm Removal

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. That’s why it’s so important to remove biofilm from the surfaces of your facility.

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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

Additionally, the Vive products are designed to not only kill, but also remove biofilm around your facility.


What Types of Surfaces is ViveStep Compatible with?

  • 304 Stainless
  • 316 Stainless
  • Galvanized
  • Aluminum 6061
  • Dairy Brick
  • Flowcrete (Flowfresh HF)
  • Flowcrete (Flowfresh SL)
  • Epoxy-Coated Concrete Block
  • Acrylic-Coated Concrete Block
  • Sealed Concrete Block
  • Ceramic Tile

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 ability to kill and remove biofilm 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.

Does ViveStep Need to be directly Applied to the floor?

No. ViveStep can be either directly applied to flooring (perfect for outdoor large animal facilities such as those in NHP), or used in footpans or entryway footbaths.

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