PathoNex®: EPA List N Disinfectant and Food Contact Surface Sanitizer

99.9% Effective Against Germs and Viruses*

PathoNex®, our hospital broad-spectrum disinfectant, virucide and food contact surface sanitizer, is 99.9% effective against many viruses and germs*.  On EPA List N, PathoNex has demonstrated effectiveness against viruses similar to SARS-CoV-2 on hard, non-porous surfaces. Therefore, PathoNex can be used against SARS-CoV-2 when used in accordance with the directions for use against Feline Calicivirus as a surrogate for Norovirus on precleaned, hard, non-porous surfaces. Refer to the CDC website at for additional information.  In addition, PathoNex is highly effective, non-irritating to eyes and skin,  and leaves no harsh chemical residue behind on surfaces. It has a slight
“pool smell” that dissipates quickly but contains no fragrances or other additives. It’s strong enough for use in hospitals, suitable for daily sanitizing of food-contact surfaces and versatile enough to be used on nearly every hard, non-porous surface found in homes, schools, child care centers, restaurants and many other commercial facilities.

*Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella enterica, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Poliovirus type 1 and Feline Calicivirus (Norovirus surrogate). Full list of efficacy claims.

We take pride in the fact that there are no additives or preservatives in PathoNex.  This purity means the product has a 30-day shelf-life. Think about a subscription that automatically send you a supply of fresh disinfectant on a monthly basis!  Learn more about the ingredients in PathoNex and how PathoNex is produced.

Sanitize/disinfectant hard, non-porous surfaces as frequently as necessary after removing visible soil:

  • Use on plastic/electronics, sealed granite/marble, sealed ceramic/tile/porcelain/laminate, glass, aluminum/stainless steel/chrome
  • Use with restroom care equipment, portable sprayers, spray bottles

Always follow the instructions for use and dwell time.

Use it on all hard, non-porous surfaces:

  • Kitchens, food preparation areas
  • Office equipment, phones
  • Bathtubs, sinks & toilets
  • Sealed tile & grout
  • Countertop & tabletop
  • Fixtures & appliance exterior surfaces
  • Windows & mirrors
PathoNex is approved for use in all types of commercial buildings, foodservice/food processing facilities, retail establishments including restaurants and grocery stores, hotels, daycare centers, schools, entertainment/shopping venues, public transportation healthcare environments and homes.

Remember, You Can’t Disinfect a Dirty Surface

Clean with PathoClean, Disinfect with PathoCide

It’s really this simple: clean with PathoPure®, then disinfect with PathoNex®.

The goal of cleaning isn’t to remove germs but to prepare the surface for effective disinfection. Cleaning removes dirt and impurities from surfaces. Without proper cleaning, soil, and grime are left behind and give bacteria hiding spaces and protection from disinfectants. You can’t disinfect a dirty surface.  Clean first with PathoPure®; then disinfect with PathoNex®.