Ontario funds innovative company to help fight COVID-19
Investment will protect people, frontline workers and communities – Global News
NEWS – MAY 6, 2020
TORONTO – The Ontario government is providing Virox® Technologies Inc. with $850,000 from
the Ontario Together Fund to help the local manufacturer double its production of
disinfectants and create jobs. The investment will assist in keeping people, frontline
workers, and communities safe and stop the spread of COVID-19. Virox® is the first
manufacturer to receive money from the Ontario Together Fund.
The announcement was made today by Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job
Creation and Trade.
“We are looking for the best and brightest in the province to step up and provide critical
goods and services in our effort to stop the spread of COVID-19,” said Minister Fedeli. “I
am pleased to see an innovative disinfectant company like Virox® Technologies come forward
and use its made-in-Ontario advanced technology to help keep our frontline workers and
communities safe.”
Virox® is planning to install a high-speed manufacturing assembly line to ramp up production
of its Accelerated Hydrogen Peroxide® products. It is estimated that the new equipment will
allow the company to produce 6,000 cases per day, which will help meet increased demand from
the healthcare sectors and wherever disinfectants are used. The project will create 20 full-
and part-time jobs and help retain 120 positions in Oakville.
“We are pleased to respond to the government’s call to action to help stop the spread of
this outbreak,” said Randy Pilon, President and CEO, Virox® Technologies Inc. “We pride
ourselves on offering sustainable hydrogen peroxide-based disinfecting solutions and making
products that are safe for people, animals and the planet. By ramping up our production with
new equipment and upgrades, we will help meet the growing need in hospitals, and communities
across Ontario and Canada.”
On March 21 Premier Doug Ford launched the Ontario Together web portal appealing to
Ontario’s manufacturers, entrepreneurs and innovators to provide essential supplies and
equipment to support front line workers in their fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
To support the development of proposals submitted by businesses and individuals through the
Ontario Together web portal and help businesses retool their operations, the government
launched the $50 million Ontario Together Fund. All submissions received through the portal
are being reviewed and prioritized to focus on solutions that can respond to where the need
is greatest and can be implemented quickly.
Quick facts
  • The unique properties of Accelerated Hydrogen Peroxide® make disinfectants that are
    innovative, effective and sustainable, as well as safe for use on hands, surfaces and
  • The products are used in professional settings in infection control, among healthcare
    workers, veterinarians, aestheticians and environmental services professionals

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