Vertec BioSolvents' Astounding Discovery in Sanitization with Biosolvent Formulation!

Wed September 23, 2020


Article also featured on Food Safety Strategies as well as Special Chem.

A biosolvent formulation that cleanses microbial contamination from surfaces provides bactericidal activity (i.e., kills bacteria) and also bacteriostatic activity (i.e., prevents regrowth) even after dilution with water!  These are the findings from recent tests conducted at an independent, certified laboratory. Many cleaners and sanitizers have one or two of these properties, but none are known to have all three. 

Many species of bacteria were tested that included known food pathogens such as Salmonella and Listeria, the eighteen recommended species by the FDA for sanitization certification and several others. For all of them the bactericidal activity was greater than 99.99% kill and the bacteriostatic activity i.e. the ability to prevent regrowth was seen even at ten-fold dilution with water!  This demonstrates Persistence!  

The biosolvent formulation contains no antibiotics, biocides, or pharmaceuticals. All the raw materials are commonly used in foods and cosmetic formulations. Dr. Rathin Datta, Vertec’s Chairman and one of the inventors said that, “In my four decades of experience in bioscience and biotechnology, I have never seen nor heard of all three activities existing together in a single formulation”. 

George “Skip” Laubach, Vertec’s President and COO adds:

These novel discoveries are protected by several issued patents and several patents are pending.

One of Vertec’s customers has commercialized a hand sanitizer based on the formulation. This FDA approved product not only gives excellent sanitization but also outstanding hand feel and skin conditioning.

Vertec has several very promising applications in the consumer wellness and personal care areas and the company has completed several trials with excellent results.

Several other applications as a final cleaning and sanitization step in food, meat and seed processing industries have shown excellent results. Vertec is eager to work with major players in these industries.

Dr. Rathin Datta is a renowned chemical engineer with more than 45 years of experience in developing and commercializing process and product technologies for both established and emerging companies. He has won major awards in recognition of his work in industrial and environmental biotechnology.

Mr. George “Skip” Laubach has over 25 years of experience as a market and product development executive in specialty chemical industries. He joined Vertec as President and COO in 2015.

Vertec BioSolvents, Inc.

Vertec BioSolvents Inc. is a technology, manufacturing and marketing company dedicated to providing biobased, renewable alternatives to petroleum-based solvents. It is a business dedicated to “Green” chemistry solutions to a multitude of applications.  The company manufactures and sells biosolvents and blends based on five major ingredients – ethyl lactate, ethyl alcohol, ethyl acetate, fatty acid methyl esters (soy and coconut methyl esters) and d-limonene (citrus terpenes) for a variety of specialty applications in industrial, food, agricultural and personal care markets. The company has intellectual property for these blends and applications and trademarked brand names for its products.

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