In 2009, Vital Solutions received initial EPA registration of its flagship product, Vital Oxide. Vital Oxide is a chlorine dioxide-based formulation that offers excellent broad-spectrum disinfection, delivered by a formula that is fragrance free, dye free, and cleans well with minimum filming or streaking. To boot, it has an excellent toxicological profile.
Like many companies entering the disinfectant marketplace, Vital Solutions sought a Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) compliant independent testing facility to help build and strengthen the product label with additional microorganisms relevant to their customer base.
In the United States, every microbial “kill claim” must be substantiated by GLP laboratory testing, which is then submitted to the US EPA for review and approval. In addition to reviewing data for individual microorganisms, EPA reviews use sites. To allow a hospital use site on a product label, EPA requires that efficacy be demonstrated against the naturally germicide-resistant pathogen, Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
After achieving their initial registration, Vital Solutions worked with Microchem Laboratory to conduct the series of studies required to support hospital use sites. The studies were a resounding success and were approved by EPA in short order.
Microchem Laboratory prides itself on its ability to recognize and provide support to truly innovative and functional antimicrobial products. For Vital Oxide, that meant challenging the product in a further series of GLP studies to build a more compelling, competitive product label. Vital Oxide has been tested against viruses and a host of other tough pathogens. Testament to the power of the product, it passed all studies and now bears many widely sought-after label claims.