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Ontario Supports Virox Technologies Inc. to Help Fight COVID-19

Ontario Funds Innovative Company to Help Fight COVID-19
Investment will Protect People, Frontline Workers and Communities

NEWS – May 6, 2020

TORONTO – The Ontario government is providing Virox Technologies Inc. with $850,000 from the Ontario Together Fund to help the local manufacturer double its production of disinfectants and create jobs. The investment will assist in keeping people, frontline workers and communities safe and stop the spread of COVID-19. Virox is the first manufacturer to receive money from the Ontario Together Fund.

The announcement was made today by Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade.

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Virox® Technologies Inc earns LEED® Gold Certification

 

Virox® Technologies Inc earns LEED® Gold Certification

“We officially produce the Greenest, Safest and Most Effective Disinfectants!”

 

Oakville, ON – In 2012, Virox was the first chemical manufacturer in Canada to earn LEED® Silver certification.  Today, Virox Technologies Inc is proud to announce that amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic and working tirelessly to meet demands for our patented disinfectants, we have achieved LEED® Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). This certification applies to our 65,958 square foot headquarters which includes the company’s corporate offices, research & development laboratory, manufacturing and warehousing facility.

 

Virox’s sole focus is engineering revolutionary disinfectants in the war against pathogens. Our patented formulations are not a mere alternative to current disinfectants but game-changing technology platforms with demonstrable superiority over legacy disinfectant chemistries. Virox® is dedicated to the development (Innovate), optimization (Formulate), adoption (Educate) and acceptance (Validate) of a fundamentally new approach to disinfection that has been reviewed and endorsed by third party authorities, the scientific community, official regulatory bodies and key opinion leaders in a broad range of industries. Those industries include human and animal health markets around the globe in over 70 countries.

 

To help upgrade their LEED certification, Virox hired an external consulting team. Developed by USGBC, LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is an internationally recognized green building certification system that provides third party verification that a building was designed and built using strategies aimed at improving performance in key environmental areas.

 

When asked why a chemical manufacturer would want to undertake such a challenge, Randy Pilon, President and CEO stated, “It’s the right thing to do. I challenged the team to achieve LEED certification and through the process we created a company that has completely changed its culture and embraced the challenge of being the greenest of the green with such a passion that we achieved LEED Gold status. It seemed only fitting that if we develop and manufacture certified green products, we should do so in a certified green building.”

 

Source: Virox Technologies Inc.

 

For further information:

John Van Dyke
Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs
1-800-387-7578
jvandyke@virox.com

Understanding which disinfectants are effective against the virus that causes COVID-19 disease is vital at this time.

Understanding which disinfectants are effective against the virus that causes COVID-19 disease is vital at this time.

NATIONAL POST, March 31, 2020: Zoonotic pathogens, like the coronavirus causing COVID-19, are infectious microorganisms that can spread between humans and animals. These pathogens present concerns for disease outbreaks, since previously-unknown viruses have the potential to jump from wildlife into the human population with little or no warning. Although most strains of coronavirus only cause the common cold, two particular stains have been responsible for more severe diseases prior to the identification of COVID-19: severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS-CoV) in 2002-2003 and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS-CoV), first reported in 2012.

 

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“Our competition is not brands, it is legacy chemistries, chemicals that have been used for decades, sometimes 50, 60 years that have remained unchanged. All the while the bugs are mutating but the chemicals stayed the same. So it’s not terribly difficult to disinfect a surface. It’s difficult to disinfect a surface without hurting the surface or the person doing it and the environment post use.

 

…If you take a look at SARS from 2003 and you take a look at where we are today there’s been a number of mini outbreaks in between there. So you had MERS in the Middle East. Again, another virus transmitted from an animal. And then in between there you’ve had community outbreaks of MRSA, VRE, the infection prevention experts call it the bug of the week club. They do not expect that this is the end. This is just possibly the new norm. All of this activity will make people more prepared, more aware, and you’re gonna see different procedures, processes put in place in terms of state of readiness.”

 

RANDY PILON, President and CEO, Virox Technologies Inc. March 23, 2020

Virox Animal Health

Virox Animal Health™ Announces Educational Webinar with Dr. Jason Stull and Dr. Scott Weese

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Contact: Jackie Harris
Executive Director, Animal Health
Oakville L6H 6R1
Phone: 1-800-387-7578 Ext. 225
JHarris@virox.com

 

VIROX ANIMAL HEALTH™ ANNOUNCES EDUCATIONAL WEBINAR WITH DR. JASON STULL AND DR. SCOTT WEESE

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) IN VETERINARY AND ANIMAL GROUP SETTINGS: PROTECTING PEOPLE AND ANIMALS

 

March 16, 2020

Oakville, ON: Due to the announcement of the global COVID-19 pandemic by the World Health Organization, Virox Animal Health™ has organized an educational webinar featuring top infection prevention and epidemiology experts. The webinar is scheduled to take place on Thursday, March 19th at 2:00pm Eastern Time, developed and presented by Jason W. Stull, VMD, MPVM, PhD Diplomate ACVPM and J. Scott Weese, DVM DVSc DipACVIM.

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Accelerated Hydrogen Peroxide (AHP), a Proven History of Preventing Transmission of Coronaviruses

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SITUATION

In late 2019, an outbreak of respiratory illness in Wuhan, China was identified.  It is now understood that this outbreak is associated with a Novel Coronavirus that is now identified as COVID-19.  Coronaviruses are of significant concern owing to the fact they are zoonotic in nature, meaning they can infect humans and animals1.  Prior to the identification of COVID-19, there were six (6) strains of Coronavirus capable of infecting humans with only two (2) strains capable of causing severe disease; severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS-CoV) and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS-CoV)1.

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