Metrex Surface Disinfectant Portfolio Secures EPA Approval for Use Against SARS-CoV-2 Virus

ORANGE, CALIF. – April 5, 2021 – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved all eight surface disinfectant products made by an infection prevention leader, Metrex, as effective against SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

The new claim was approved based on third-party laboratory testing results that support Metrex’s portfolio of broad-spectrum surface disinfectants to be effective against SARS-CoV-2 according to EPA Product Performance Test Guidelines Disinfectants for Use on Environmental Surfaces, Guidance for Efficacy Testing (OCSPP 810.2200).

“Healthcare professionals find themselves working in rapidly-evolving and complex conditions that have increased the demands of infection control,” said James Chia, Director of Research and Development at Metrex. “The below Metrex’s surface disinfection products are effective against SARS-CoV-2, helping to give front-line workers peace of mind that our products are protecting their patients and themselves.”



The following Metrex products have been approved by the EPA for efficacy against SARS-CoV-2 and are on the EPA list N for use against SARS-CoV-2:

  • CaviWipes™ 2.0
  • CaviWipes™
  • CaviWipes1™
  • CaviWipes™ Bleach
  • CaviCide™
  • CaviCide1™
  • MetriGuard™
  • EnviroCide™

CaviWipes and CaviCide surface disinfectant products clean and disinfect hard, non-porous, inanimate surfaces and non-critical medical device surfaces in hospitals, laboratories and other clinical care environments. Formulated to kill a broad spectrum of bacteria, viruses and pathogenic fungi quickly and efficiently, CaviWipes and CaviCide branded products support kill times from one to three minutes.

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About Metrex Research LLC
Metrex Research, LLC (Metrex) has worked for more than 30 years to provide value-added infection prevention products and services in global healthcare environments. Metrex offers a complete line of high-quality enzymatic detergents, high-level disinfectants/sterilants, surface disinfectants for use in hospitals, liquid medical waste disposal products, hand hygiene products, eye shields and many other infection prevention products. For more information, visit

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