Frequently Asked Questions

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ClO2, Safety Data, Product Information...

Stabilized chlorine dioxide is ClO2 gas captured in an aqueous solution. While Chlorine Dioxide and Chlorine share a name and both react through a process called oxidation, the effects of these compounds are completely different. Chlorine reacts and releases carcinogens and has little to zero microbial activity. Chlorine Dioxide reacts and adds oxygen to the air and when the process is complete ClO2 is reduced to the same by-products of salt. While oxidizing, our ClO2 solution, never creates anything toxic, corrosive, or carcinogenic. Learn More

Created through a proprietary Solvay process, our ClO2 results in a pharmaceutical-grade product. We use the same base product (sodium chlorite) in eye drops, mouth wash, paper mills, water treatment and more. ClO2 does require activation, unlike most ClO2, ours is ready-to-use in seconds, not hours.

As with any chemical, safety is a large concern. After activation and dilution, our ClO2 is mild on your skin, eyes, lungs, and surfaces. Be sure to read the BioVex label before use. Diluted SDS Download

BioVex is a unique and proprietary blend of oxychloro chemistry that can be activated to generate a highly efficient and effective, broad-spectrum, hospital-grade disinfectant that eliminates viruses, bacteria, mold, mildew, odors and allergens. EPA Registration #9804-1

BioVex is a Bacteriacide, Virucide, Fungicide, and Tuberculicide. BioVex is uniquely effective against biofilm and is proven against bloodborne pathogens such as MRSA, VRE, HIV, and HEP-C. It also controls A virus, Salmonella, Listeria, E-Colli, and Trichophyton among others. It is on the EPA List N for use against Covid-19. Download Efficacy Data

BioVex is provided in a matched bottle to activator packaging. Everything is pre-measured and easy to use. Simply add the entire contents of the activator pack to the matched bottle of concentrate, shake for a few seconds, and then add the entire activated concentrate to the appropriate amount of tap water indicated on the package. The resulting application solution is then ready to use. Watch Video

No! BioVex requires no finish rinse. Simply apply it and forget it. It disinfects until the treated surface area is dry. It leaves no active residue behind.

The EPA registers three types of disinfectants: Limited, General, and Hospital. All three disinfectants destroy or irreversibly inactivate certain microorganisms on hard, inanimate surfaces and objects. You can determine a “limited,” “general,” or “hospital” disinfectant by the microorganisms listed on the label.

Limited must be supported by efficacy testing against either Salmonella cholerasuis or Staphylococcus aureus. Limited disinfectants are found mostly in household use. 

General must be supported by efficacy testing against both Salmonella cholerasuis and Staphylococcus aureus. General disinfectants are used in commercial areas.

Hospital must be supported by AOAC Use Dilution or AOAC Germicidal Spray efficacy testing against Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella cholerasuis and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The bacteria Pseudomonas aeruginosa hides behind biofilm and is difficult to eliminate. Killing this bacterium is required for “Hospital Disinfectant”.

Yes, BioVex is only effective against what it touches. Dirt and grime build a barrier between the surfaces and the solution limiting its effectiveness. For heavily soiled areas, a pre-cleaning step is required.

Bio-Cide International is a global leader in stabilized chlorine dioxide chemistry. With more than 40 years of application experience providing microbial control solutions, Bio-Cide has pioneered the use of the technology for thousands of food, drinking water, human and animal health applications. Continuing in-house R&D, regulatory affairs, and ISO certified management programs ensure that clients receive state of the art professional services and assistance.