Good Science & Good Animal Care Go Hand in Hand

Major medical breakthroughs are made possible by animal research, resulting in treatments that have improved the lives of people over decades. According to the CDC, the majority of research involving animals focuses on “infectious disease biomedical research in the areas of virology, bacteriology, mycology, immunology, and parasitology”. The well-being of laboratory animals is central to these medical discoveries and to the integrity of animal science. The US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health reports that good science and good animal care go hand in hand. A sick or distressed animal does not produce the reliable results that a healthy and unstressed animal produces. Understanding the vigor and well-being of research animals enables scientists to optimize their results and the animal’s care.

Therefore, producing an environment that is habitable and free of bacterial, fungal and viral contagions is essential for both Specific Pathogen Free (SPF) and non-SPF animal colonies. Further, various microbial outbreaks can be subclinical in some research animals. This makes it imperative that laboratories have a state-of-the-art disinfection system and protocol to prevent diseases, especially those that can be harder to detect during early stages.

SteraMist™ powered by Binary Ionization Technology® (BIT™) Reduces the Risk of Cross Contamination between Treated Surfaces Associated with Wipes, Sponges, Rags & Clothes.

The sciences community understands that surface contamination and sub-optimal room hygiene adds to poor project outcomes and potential danger to staff. But when it comes to disinfection, manual cleaning protocols regularly lack thoroughness and many automated systems utilize harsh, corrosive chemicals. This makes disinfection protocols lengthy, hard to follow and possibly harmful to both staff and animals. Animal facilities are high density housing areas that require disinfection/decontamination solutions that can be used frequently, are efficient and cost-effective. SteraMist™ powered by Binary Ionization Technology® (BIT™) is easily incorporated into current cleaning procedures, economical and easy to apply.

An effectively broad-spectrum surface disinfectant/decontaminant, SteraMist™ BIT™ is:

  • Easy to transport and can be configured to treat multiple spaces simultaneously
  • Free of Formaldehyde, Glutaraldehyde, Titanium dioxide and Peracetic acid, leaving the environment with only oxygen and water
  • Silver ion free, leaves no residues, no wiping necessary
  • Great for daily use
  • Ready to use, no mixing or diluting required
  • Mobile for rapid deployment throughout a facility
  • Supported by GLP efficacy data (for product performance)

SteraMist™ powered by Binary Ionization Technology® (BIT™) Kills Pathogenic Bacteria*, Viruses** & Eliminates Odor Causing Bacteria

Cleaning, deodorizing and disinfecting/decontaminating surfaces which have been in contact with animals and organic matter is a vital element in controlling the spread of disease. A multi-purpose, multi-room, multi-surface daily disinfectant/decontaminant, SteraMist™ BIT™ is ideal for all animal laboratory spaces, including:

  • Animal Housing Rooms
  • Quarantine Areas
  • Containment Facilities
  • Veterinary Facilities
  • Clinical Chemistry & Histology Benchtop Space
  • Post Mortem Procedural Rooms
  • Cage Washing Areas & Equipment
  • Communal Spaces, Offices & Corridors


SteraMist™ BIT™ Saves Time & Labor

“We used SteraMist™ BIT™ to disinfect our Comfort Cage Hygieia IVC rack system after a 33 day, no cage change, live animal study. Not only was SteraMist™ BIT™ incredibly easy to use and fast acting, but we got autoclave level kills on every nook and cranny of our system. With no disassembly needed to apply SteraMist™ BIT™ to Hygieia, we were disinfected and ready for the next study in less than 20 minutes. For easy, efficient and effective disinfection, SteraMist™ BIT™ is a great option!”

 – Liz Kramer, Senior Analyst, Lenderking Caging Products

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Two Distinctive Platforms

SteraMist™ Surface Unit: a fully portable hand-held, point and spray disinfection system with an application of five seconds per square foot and a seven-minute contact time to disinfect. The SteraMist™ Surface Unit is ideal for disinfection of all surfaces.

SteraMist™ Environment System: A transportable remotely controlled whole room fogging system, the SteraMist™ Environment System’s fast cycles provide minimal down time when achieving whole room disinfection. The room fogger works to disinfect microorganisms in even the most hard-to-reach spaces.

Receive a custom evaluation and learn more about how to integrate the SteraMist™ Surface Unit or SteraMist™ Environment System into all disinfection protocols. 800-525-1698 or email


*SteraMistTM Surface Unit: Staphylococcus aureus (Staphylococcus) (Staph) (ATCC# 6538), Pseudomonas aeruginosa (Pseudomonas) (ATCC# 15442), and Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) (ATCC# 33592)

**Influenza A (H1N1 Virus)

┼SteraMistTM Environment System: Clostridium difficile spores (C. diff) (ATCC# 43598), Staphylococcus aureus (Staphylococcus) (Staph) (ATCC# 6538), and Pseudomonas aeruginosa (Pseudomonas) (ATCC# 15442)