Neogen’s Synergize® Disinfectant proven effective against FMD

January 26, 2018

Press Release
CONTACT: Katlyn Connelly, Neogen Corporation, 859.254.1221

LEXINGTON, Ky., Jan. 26, 2018 — Neogen Corporation announced today that an independent study has proven its Synergize® Disinfectant-Cleaner to be effective against the virus that causes foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in cattle, pigs, sheep, and other livestock.

The validation study was conducted by the prestigious Pirbright Institute, an England-based research institution dedicated to the study of infectious diseases in farm animals. This most recent validation against FMD adds to the list of bacteria, fungi, and viruses Synergize has now been proven effective against, a list that also includes E. coli, avian influenza, Aspergillus fumigatus, porcine epidemic diarrhea virus, PRRS, and canine parvovirus.

“FMD continues to be a global concern, having caused millions of dollars of loss to animal agriculture businesses worldwide,” said Neogen’s Dr. Joseph Lyman, director of the company’s animal safety professional services and product development. “Preventing FMD from entering the United States is critical to the financial health of our animal industries. Having a tool that effectively combats the spread of FMD is vital to our biosecurity efforts.”

Synergize is a non-corrosive, combination quaternary ammonium and glutaraldehyde disinfectant-cleaner that kills viruses, fungi, and both Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria. It can be applied by mechanical sprayer, fogging or soaking, and can be used in boot baths and truck washes.

Neogen offers a broad range of cleaners and animal disinfectant products that are formulated to provide the highest quality chemistries and broadest efficacy for use in all types of animal care premises, ranging from production livestock rearing to companion animal veterinary clinics. Neogen’s offerings include alkaline, neutral and acidic, as well as foaming and non-foaming cleaners. The company’s EPA-approved disinfectants kill all major pathogens of concern including bacteria, fungi and viruses and have broad germicidal capabilities to remove infectious agents. Neogen brands include BioSentry® 904 Disinfectant, BioSentry® BioPhene™ Disinfectant, and Dyne-O-Might®.

For more information, contact Neogen at 859/254-1221 or visit

Neogen Corporation (Nasdaq: NEOG) develops and markets products dedicated to food and animal safety. The company’s Food Safety Division markets dehydrated culture media and diagnostic test kits to detect foodborne bacteria, natural toxins, food allergens, drug residues, plant diseases and sanitation concerns. Neogen’s Animal Safety Division is a leader in the development of animal genomics along with the manufacturing and distribution of a variety of animal healthcare products, including diagnostics, pharmaceuticals, veterinary instruments, wound care and disinfectants.


Category: Beef, Dairy, Equine, Sheep & Goat, Swine, Sanitation & Hygiene