LEXINGTON, KY. — NEOGEN Corporation announced Aug. 13 its BioSentry 904 Disinfectant product has been approved by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to be effective in killing SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

This hospital-grade, broad-spectrum sanitizer can be used on hard, non-porous washable surfaces, including cabinets, counters, floors, sinks and some types of walls. The company said its BioSentry 904 was able to effectively kill SARS-CoV-2 when applied to a surface and left visibly wet for at least three minutes.

“The EPA’s approval of our 904 Disinfectant for use against the virus that causes COVID-19 further validates the product’s effectiveness against a wide range of pathogens known to cause human illness, including numerous cold and flu viruses, and harmful bacteria,” said John Adent, president and chief executive officer of NEOGEN. “Recent COVID outbreaks in the food industry, and elsewhere, show the importance of protecting the essential people we need to keep the global population healthy and economy functioning. With such a large percentage of the world’s population now fighting COVID, or threatened by COVID, it is critical that we have proven products and methods available for use in the fight against the disease.”

NEOGEN also offers its Parvosol II TRU Disinfectant, Synergize Disinfectant, COMPANION Disinfectant, COMPANION Disinfectant Wipes, and Peraside 5% Disinfectant as proven solutions for combatting the spread of COVID-19.

The company said its BioSentry 904 Disinfectant has already been approved by the EPA under its emerging pathogens provision, but has now officially been approved for use against the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

NEOGEN’s line of biosecurity products includes disinfectants, sanitizers and PPE apparel designed for use in agricultural markets.

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