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Clarence company's disinfectant approved by EPA for COVID-19

There are business opportunities for a Clarence company in the coronavirus crisis.
Anabec Systems in Clarence makes industrial strength cleaning compounds, particularly those intended to be sprayed. That's sprayed by a trained worker wearing one of those body suits, a mask and goggles, not a homeowner who wants something strong.      

The Environmental Protection Agency has approved Anabec's Anasphere Plus as a killer of the COVID-19 virus. In turn, Anabec has partnered with Sartivite, which will be the master distributor of the compound, a disinfectant, fungicide, mildewicide and virucide.

Sartivite President and CEO Richard Bruno II said it can be widely used.

"It's been used in hotels, restaurants, movie theaters, stadiums, casinos all over the country," he said. "We're finally bringing it out in a way where we can market, not just to Buffalo and not just to New York State."

Bruno said there are talks with customers in Asia, as Anasphere works by destabilizing the membrane of the virus cell. The two local companies believe EPA approval is a major  breakthrough in the fight against the rapidly spreading pandemic that has changed life as we know it.

Mike Desmond is one of Western New York’s most experienced reporters, having spent nearly a half-century covering the region for newspapers, television stations and public radio. He has been with WBFO and its predecessor, WNED-AM, since 1988. As a reporter for WBFO, he has covered literally thousands of stories involving education, science, business, the environment and many other issues. Mike has been a long-time theater reviewer for a variety of publications and was formerly a part-time reporter for The New York Times.
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