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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 Kill Claims

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
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 pneumophila1 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

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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