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The Next Advancement

We’ve enhanced the safe and natural disinfecting properties of citric acid to engineer a technology that outperforms other medical grade disinfectants on the market. Citr-IQ’s synergistic formula is powerful enough to eliminate pathogens of concern and its superior compatibility makes it safe for numerous surfaces and materials. Like all our innovations at Virox, Citr-IQ is gentle on users and safe for the planet.

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Pathogens have a new worst enemy

    • COMPATIBLE:  Including on plastics and soft metals; superior vs. other commonly used disinfectants
    • EFFECTIVE: Virucidal, Bactericidal, Fungicidal, and Tuberculocidal in 1-min
    • SAFER: Non-toxic formula
    • SUSTAINABLE: Natural and biodegradable ingredients
    • CLEANING: Cleans and disinfects in 1-step


Pathogen Claims

The claims below have been approved for the following products with Citr-IQ technology:

  • Health Canada – Revel Wipes (DIN 02545756)
  • Health Canada – Revel Ready to Use (DIN 02545748)
  • United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) – Citri-1 Wipes (EPA Reg No 74559-13)
  • United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) – Citri-1 RTU (EPA Reg No 74559-14)

SANITIZER (10 Seconds)

[Sanitizing] (Activity) [Non-Food Contact Surface Sanitizer]:Contact Time
Staphylococcus aureus10 seconds
Klebsiella aerogenes10 seconds


[Bacteria] [Bactericidal] (Activity)Contact Time
Acinetobacter baumannii1 minute
Bordetella pertussis1 minute
Burkholderia cepacia1 minute
Campylobacter jejuni1 minute
Enterococcus faecalis (Vancomycin Resistant [VRE])1 minute
Enterococcus faecium1 minute
Escherichia coli O157:H71 minute
Escherichia coli (Extended Spectrum β-lactamase [ESBL] [producing] [positive])1 minute
Klebsiella aerogenes1 minute
Klebsiella pneumoniae1 minute
Legionella pneumophila*1 minute
Listeria monocytogenes1 minute
Mycoplasma orale1 minute
Proteus vulgaris1 minute
Pseudomonas aeruginosa1 minute
Salmonella enterica (formerly known as Salmonella choleraesuis)1 minute
Staphylococcus aureus1 minute
Staphylococcus aureus (Methicillin Resistant [MRSA])1 minute
Staphylococcus aureus (Vancomycin Resistant [VRSA])1 minute
Staphylococcus aureus (Vancomycin Intermediate Resistant [VISA])1 minute
Streptococcus pneumoniae1 minute
Streptococcus pyogenes1 minute

*Legionella pneumophila – Canada Only

  • Health Canada – Revel Wipes (DIN 02545756)
  • Health Canada – Revel Ready to Use (DIN 02545748)

VIRUCIDAL (1 Minute)

[Viruses] [Virucidal] (Activity):Contact Time
Adenovirus Type 81 minute
Cytomegalovirus1 minute
Feline Calicivirus [(ATCC VR-782)]1 minute
Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) (Duck Hepatitis B Virus as the surrogate)1 minute
Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) (Bovine Viral Diarrhea virus as the surrogate)1 minute
Herpes Simplex Virus, Type 1 (HSV-1)1 minute
Herpes Simplex Virus, Type 2 (HSV-2)1 minute
HIV Type 1 (Strain HTLV IIIB)1 minute
Human coronavirus1 minute
Influenza A virus1 minute
Influenza B virus1 minute
Norovirus (Feline Calicivirus as the surrogate)1 minute
Poliovirus Type 1 (Strain Chat)1 minute
Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)1 minute
Rhinovirus Type 371 minute
Rotavirus (Strain WA)1 minute
7SARS-Related Coronavirus 2 [SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19)] [SARS-CoV-2] [USA-WA1/2020] [BEI NR-52281]1 minute
Vaccinia virus1 minute

FUNGICIDAL (1-3 Minutes)

[Fungi] [Fungicidal] (Activity):Contact Time
Trichophyton interdigitale (formerly known as Trichophyton mentagrophytes)
(Athlete’s foot fungus) (Athlete’s foot and nail fungus)
1 minute
Candida albicans1 minute
Candida auris1 minute
[Mold/Mildew] (Mildewcidal Activity)Contact Time
Aspergillus brasiliensis (formerly known as Aspergillus niger)3 minutes


[Tuberculocidal] (Activity)Contact Time
16Mycobacterium bovis (BCG) [TB]1 minute
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At Virox, our innovations are leaving a safer planet for future generations. Our newest disinfectant technology uses citric acid derived from a natural and sustainable fermentation process to powerfully kill pathogens. The ingredients in Citr-IQ are biodegradable and non-toxic, having no negative impact on the environment. Its superior compatibility also allows for more eco-friendly material and packaging options.

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