Laboratoire M2 launches THYMOX(MD) agricultural disinfectant - A Green Choice, A Clean Advantage

    SAINT-HYACINTHE, QC, Sept. 24 /CNW Telbec/ - Laboratoire M2, a
Sherbrooke-based corporation, chose Innovet 2008, the International Veterinary
Business Conference being held in Saint-Hyacinthe, as the setting for
launching its new agricultural disinfectant called THYMOX(MD).

    A Green Choice

    As the first biodegradable disinfectant for meat farms, THYMOX(TM) stands
out because of its innovative character. "This is an ultra-high-performance
disinfectant made of all-natural active ingredients based on essential oils
and thyme, which explains its pleasant fresh scent", explains Serge Auray,
president of Laboratoire M2. The product is 100% biodegradable in fewer than
14 days; it is non-toxic, presenting no risk for either humans or animals; and
it is non-corrosive, prolonging life of farm installations.

    A Clean Advantage

    "The whole issue of food safety continuously brings us back to the
concept of traceability, which allows us to follow the thread from our plate
right up to a specific farm", adds Auray. "With THYMOX(TM), we position
ourselves right at the beginning of the food chain, directly in farm
buildings." As a powerful bactericide, fungicide and virucide, THYMOX(TM) is
superior to all chemical disinfectants on the market, as tests done for
product registration have proven. THYMOX(TM) fiercely attacks diseases such as
avian influenza, listeriosis, salmonellosis, etc.
    THYMOX(TM) comes out as the indisputable solution, first for meat
farmers, then for the food processing industry, and finally for the health
    "We have been distributing THYMOX(TM) disinfectant since the month of
May, 2008", says Richard Lévesque, a sales representative with Dynaco, a Lower
Saint-Lawrence agri-food coop. "Meat farmers remark on its efficiency and its
pleasant smell. We are quite proud to distribute this product ant in this way
do our part for the environment. We have to make sure that our concern for
sanitation and safety does not adversely affect the next generation."
    The Innovet 2008 Conference assembles over 250 people, farmers,
scientists, veterinarians and other specialists. Its theme for the meeting is
"Innovations and trends in animal production: An integrated approach to food
safety", a hot topic in news and current events during the last few weeks.
    The Centre québécois de valorisation des biotechnologies (CQVB), whose
mission it is to stimulate and support technology transfer within small to
medium-sized bio-industry companies in Québec, took the same opportunity to
announce a $200,000 investment in Laboratoire M2 for pursuing the development
and marketing of THYMOX(TM). This investment is part of a total of $750,000 in
financing for the technological and innovative business derived from a
traditional sector.

    Laboratoire M2

    A leader in Québec regarding biosafety, Laboratoire M2 is recognized for
its innovations, and for its scientific and technical expertise on the subject
of meat farm disinfection and safety: design of a washing and disinfection
protocol; mobile emergency intervention unit in case of sanitary
contamination; diagnostic laboratory in food microbiology.

For further information:

For further information: Catherine Melillo, IDEA communications inc.,
(514) 609-4288; Mélanie Boivin, IDEA communications inc., (819) 566-4961, ext.

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