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Mirius Healthcare are proud to introduce NEW Virucidal WP™ a high quality, high performance powder disinfectant

What is Virucidal WP™ ?

Virucidal WP™ is a high quality, high performance disinfectant packaged as a free-flowing powder ready for diluting in water and using in working environments. Virucidal WP has been specifically formulated to be an effective complement to farm, livestock and veterinary biosecurity programmes. Supported by robust science and rigorous independent testing, Virucidal WP™ allows its users to be confident that its real-life disinfection is effective and beneficial.

Why is Virucidal WP™ needed?

We all know how important thorough and repeated biosecurity is to the welfare of animals and commercial livestock producers. The animal healthcare market is necessarily dynamic due the appearance of new products with superior features and benefits that are themselves products of the advances in science and technology. In the demanding setting of animal healthcare, there are clear benefits from the availability of high quality, high performance disinfectants. Virucidal WP™ exists to meet the needs of users who require a superior level of biosecurity.

How does Virucidal WP™ work?

Virucidal WP’s powerful disinfection is achieved from the antimicrobial action of peroxygen-based chemistry. Peroxygens are a widely recognised form of biocide. The active substance in Virucidal WP™ is a strong oxidising agent which is the chemical that presents the antimicrobial activity. Oxidizing agents act by oxidizing the cell membrane of microorganisms that results in a loss of structure and leads to cell lysis and death. A 1% solution is demonstrably antimicrobial – that is, it presents a combined virucidal, bactericidal and fungicidal capability.

Features & Benefits

Fit for purpose Virucidal WP™ has been subjected to a series of relevant laboratory International Standard tests specifically to measure its antimicrobial performance. The independently generated results present the product as a reliable, highly efficacious disinfectant.

DEFRA Approved The antimicrobial performance of Virucidal WP™ has been evaluated according to the rigorous UK government disinfectant approval scheme operated by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. After demonstrating acceptably high antimicrobial performance, Virucidal WP has been approved by DEFRA and is presented accordingly in the Approved Disinfectant list on the DEFRA more information can be found here – DEFRA

Proven efficacy effective against the pathogens causing the following animal diseases: Foot and Mouth disease @ 1:1300, Swine Vesicular disease @ 1:100, Diseases of Poultry Order and the Avian Influenza and Influenza of Avian Origin in Mammals @ 1:200 (all dilutions are ml/g of powder).

Operational stability Virucidal WP™ will function in hard and soft waters and across a seasonal temperature range as well as in hot and cold water. At working dilutions, Virucidal WP™ will maintain its efficacy despite the presence of organic matter (soiling).

On site storage Because the product is supplied in sealed plastic bags within tough plastic pails (5 & 10kg), Virucidal WP™ is easily and safely stored for the duration of its shelf life.


The powder is easy to dilute from its container to the working concentration by simply measuring the correct amount required for application, so wastage is avoided.

• Virucidal WP™ diluted at 1:100 (1%) in hard or soft water can be applied to a wide variety of hard surfaces, equipment and animal-associated vehicles simply and quickly using a cloth, sponge or mop.
• Alternatively, equipment, such as water delivery apparatus, can be immersed in 1% solutions of Virucidal WP™, left for at least 10 minutes and rinsed in clean water as an alternative to a wipe application.
• Foot dips containing 1% Virucidal WP™ can be used repeatedly for up to 5 days or until the disinfectant is grossly contaminated with organic matter and requires replacing.
• Aerial disinfection with 1% Virucidal WP™ is achieved by the use of a suitable pressure washer and lance emitting a fine mist. Apply 1 litre of disinfectant/35-45m2 floor surface area.

To visit the product page and download more information click here – Virucidal WP™

Where can I buy Virucidal WP™?

In the first instance, please make contact with a member of the Mirius Healthcare team for full details.

Please email: healthcare@mirius.com or call +44 (0)2476 639 739