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THYMOX® disinfectant spray approved by EPA for use against COVID-19 virus

Becomes the first botanically derived disinfectant approved for COVID-19 use 

Sherbrooke, Quebec, January 18, 2020 – Laboratoire M2, Inc.  announces that the company’s THYMOX® brand spray disinfectant has become the first disinfectant with a botanically derived active ingredient to be approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for use on hard non-porous surfaces against the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19. Official tests submitted to the EPA prove that Thymox disinfectant spray kills SARS-CoV-2 virus (the virus that causes COVID-19) in only 55 seconds on hard surfaces.

“We’ve been working for many years to develop botanically derived products with proven results that can rival those of the leading brands with traditional, synthetic actives,” said Serge Auray, President and Founder of Laboratoire M2. “The growing demand and sales of our disinfectants across North America demonstrate just how important lower toxicity, botanically derived products are to consumers in the midst of the current pandemic. We’re very proud to be on the cutting edge, and to do our part in the fight against SARS-CoV-2 virus, while helping to protect public health and the environment.” continued Auray.

THYMOX technology is based on the proven efficacy of thymol, a botanically derived active ingredient, naturally occurring in the thyme plant, with antibacterial, virucidal and antifungal properties. To date, only few other companies have been authorized by the EPA to claim disinfection efficacy against SARS-CoV-2 virus. (more…)

Company Pursues Accelerated Growth Strategy in Crop Protection

THYMOX CONTROL® to be distributed worldwide under agreements with AlgaEnergy

(Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada) — Laboratoire M2, maker of THYMOX CONTROL®, the breakthrough, botanically derived Crop Protection line, has announced worldwide, exclusive agreements for distribution and product development rights in the field of Crop Protection with AlgaEnergy S.A., a Madrid based multinational biotech company, through its North American subsidiary, AlgaEnergy N.A. Inc.

THYMOX CONTROL® is a highly effective, biodegradable, non-toxic, and FIFRA 25b exempt pesticide, which is instantaneously dilutable and stable in water, an important advantage for all field applications. The effectiveness of THYMOX CONTROL® is based on its revolutionary technology which more effectively releases the antimicrobial action of thymol, the active ingredient found in the plant thyme. THYMOX CONTROL® has been demonstrated in field testing to be effective against some of the most difficult problems facing growers today, including fire blight and powdery mildew, among others. THYMOX CONTROL®’s antimicrobial properties kill microorganisms without harming living tissue or the environment. (more…)

Thymox has demonstrated effectiveness against human coronavirus strain 229E

Thymox disinfectant spray (EPA-87742-1) has demonstrated effectiveness against human coronavirus strain 229E. Official tests submitted to the EPA prove that Thymox disinfectant spray kills SARS-CoV-2 virus (the virus that causes COVID-19) in only 55 seconds on hard surfaces.

You can find our product on the list below:

EPA -­ List N: Disinfectants for Use Against SARS-CoV-2
https://www.epa.gov/pesticide-registration/list-n-disinfectants-use-against-sars-cov-2

Health-Canada: List of hard-surface disinfectants for use against coronavirus (COVID-19) https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/drugs-health-products/disinfectants/covid-19/list.html

Thymox HOOF: the first footbath solution listed by OMRI Canada and Québec Vrai

Thymox HOOF, the veterinary drug used to control digital dermatitis (DD) has made another important step to help dairy farmers across Canada. The product is now listed by OMRI Canada and Québec Vrai for use in organic dairies.

Already a breakthrough technology, as the only footbath solution registered by Health Canada as an aid in controlling DD, Thymox HOOF has taken another huge step ahead. Organic dairies can now use Thymox HOOF, it’s effect and nothing like it has ever been available before.” noted Frank Palantoni, CEO of Laboratoire M2.

No other footbath product allowed under the Canadian Organic Standard are also registered as a drug with Health-Canada“, stated Émilie St-Pierre, who led the listing process, as Head of Regulatory Affairs for Laboratory M2. She added, “Thymox HOOF will also prove to be useful to farmers that wish to comply with the ProAction program“.

This will be nothing short of a revolution in the hygiene programs of organic dairies“, continued Ulysse Desranleau Dandurand, VP Sales. “Demand was already there: no matter what tradeshow or conference we attended, people were asking if Thymox HOOF could be used on organic dairies. Much of the interest results from the fact that digital dermatitis lesions (also called hairy heel warts or strawberries) are usually treated with antibiotics, however, antibiotics not allowed in organic dairies. Given the efforts to limit antibiotic use in all farms, prevention is even more important than ever today.

Serge Auray, President and Founder of Laboratoire M2, summarized the accomplishment: “It’s really the realization of our vision: make products that have demonstrated safety and effectiveness available to dairy farmers across Canada. Today, because of Thymox HOOF’s OMRI Canada and Québec Vrai certifications, truly all Canadian dairy farmers have access to a legitimate option to control digital dermatitis.

THYMOX™ Wins Innovation Award at 2018 World Ag Expo

(Sherbrooke, Quebec – January 3, 2018) — THYMOX™, the innovative, botanically derived Animal Health technology, has been named one of the 10 most innovative agricultural products of the 2018 World Ag Expo. The Expo which will be held in Tulare, California, February 13-15 draws over 100,000 attendees every year.

Any of the 1,500 exhibitors attending the World Ag Expo, the world’s largest, can submit new products for the innovation award. “It is a great honor to have Thymox chosen as a top 10 innovative product of the World Ag Expo,” said Frank Palantoni, CEO of Laboratoire M2, makers of THYMOX. “We are now living in a world where any new product can no longer be either effective or safe to use, but they must be both effective and safe. Thymox’ ability to control and prevent digital dermatitis, while being safe for users and the environment, is unique, and represents a valuable breakthrough for the dairy industry.”

Alex Eakin, V.P. of Enviro-Tech, the exclusive distributor of Thymox Footbath in the U.S., said, “We could not be happier to receive this World Ag Expo 2018 Top 10 Innovative Products Award, as we launch Thymox across the U.S. This is an opportunity to let dairy farmers know that there is now a proven, effective alternative to copper sulfate. Thymox has been tested and shown to be fully biodegradable; copper sulfate on the other hand is not. In addition, copper sulfate’s toxicity is a well-known threat to the viability of our farmlands. Thymox Footbath is a huge step forward in the effort to keep our animals and our farmlands healthy.”

“Each year, farmers come to the World Ag Expo to find new opportunities and experience the best of what the Animal Health industry has to offer. This year, Thymox Footbath has been selected as one of the best of the best products,” said Ulysse Desranleau Dandurand, V.P. of Sales at Laboratoire M2. “We’ve been developing and refining a variety of Thymox products for over 10 years at Laboratoire M2, and our partnership with Enviro-Tech will allow us to reach all the dairy farmers that want to make a change not just for a better foot bath, but for the best footbath.”

About Laboratoire M2

Laboratoire M2, based in Sherbrooke, Canada, has a well-respected reputation for product innovation and expertise in environmentally sustainable, green disinfection and bio-security technology under the trademark THYMOX™. The company markets a range of leading biodegradable, environmentally compliant (UL Ecologo2794), disinfecting and anti-microbial products based on their proprietary technology platform. Animal Health products include THYMOX HOOF® which is used to control the spread of treponemes and other bacteria that cause digital dermatitis (DD). There are an estimated 270 million dairy cows worldwide, producing about $240 billion USD of milk annually, which are susceptible to DD. The expanding availability of THYMOX FOOTBATH offers farmers significantly improved hoof health and enormous productivity savings. Importantly, the use of THYMOX footbaths will remove millions of pounds of toxic chemicals from the farm workplace and the environment. THYMOX also distributes products and ingredients under private label agreements in institutional, retail, and crop protection markets. For more information about Laboratoire M2 please visit: thymox.com

Don Schwartz appointed as Chairman of the Board

THYMOX™ Announces Former Executive Director of Merial, Don Schwartz appointed Chairman of the Board

(Sherbrooke, Quebec – December 4, 2017) — THYMOX™, the innovative, botanically-derived brand of animal health products by Laboratoire M2, has announced that Don Schwartz recently joined the Board of Directors and has been appointed Chairman of the Board. Mr. Schwartz brings over 30 years of technical and commercial expertise in Animal Health and related industries. (more…)

THYMOX™ Announces Enviro-Tech as Exclusive North American Distributor for Dairy Market

Partnership Provides Much Needed Dairy Farm Access to Greentech Footbath Products — Highly Effective, Yet Friendly to Animals, People and Environment.

THYMOX™, the innovative, botanically-derived brand of animal health products by Laboratoire M2, has announced an exclusive North American distribution agreement with Enviro-Tech LLC, a subsidiary of Eakin Enterprises Inc., for THYMOX FOOTBATH™ and THYMOX HOOFCARE™. The distribution agreement will significantly accelerate the commercialization of THYMOX in the world’s most valuable dairy market. (more…)

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About Laboratoire M2

Laboratoire M2 is renowned for its innovation and expertise in disinfection and safety. As a state-of-the-art level 2 containment microbiology laboratory, it has developed a thymol-based disinfectant-cleaner formulation which is available for private labeling to distributors for industrial, disaster restoration, institutional, medical, dental and household use.
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