Who We Are
Aphex BioCleanse Systems, the owners and inventors of HY-IQ® Water and BIOFOAM™, was founded to provide the world with a much-needed safe and effective alternative to alcohol-based cleaning solution, and with the recent global health issues, we are continually motivated towards this commitment. Through our water-based and open-cell foam products, our mission is to make the world a healthier and safer place by providing the most effective and safest sanitizing solutions available.
We aim to help save lives, ease the burden of illness, increase workforce productivity, and in general, keep homes around the globe clean and safe. From consumer to industrial use, our products can help you save money, protect those you love by eliminating harmful pathogens and germs. As an added bonus, we are committed to making Aphex BioCleanse Systems, Inc. the new benchmark in effective environmentally-friendly technologies.
Headquartered in Rochester, New York with a manufacturing facility in Port Richey, Florida, Aphex BioCleanse Systems, Inc. is positioned to service hundreds of thousands of U.S. and Canadian customers quickly and efficiently. Through “Aphex Europe with Qurexx”, our European distribution partners, we are able to establish an international presence and sell our American-made products globally. We look forward to expanding into new markets in the coming years.
BioFoam™ has been on the frontlines of water, surface and airborne decontamination for nearly two decades. Invented by Aphex Biocleanse Systems Chief Sustainability Officer Scott Smith, BioFoam™ was originally developed for the US Military, as a high-surface-area applicator for neutralizing chemicals on human skin in 2002. Since then, BioFoam™ continues to be used by the US Military and militaries in over 35 countries.
In 2010 BioFoam™ technology was approved, used, and endorsed by BP America in the cleanup of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. In 2018 BioFoam™ was validated by CDC ELITE labs for water sampling for pathogens. Since then BioFoam™ is in use by Homeland Security and the State of Florida to help mitigate the effects of harmful algal blooms and COVID-19.
To deliver the highest level of protection from surface and airborne pathogens during these uncertain times, BioFoam™ has been repurposed into a Hy-IQ® BioFoam™ cleaning product line that includes, Wipes, Mitts, and Sponges. BioFoam™ products are reusable, bio-degradable, water-immersible, do not promote microbial growth, and won’t mold.
About Scott Smith, Chief Sustainability Officer and Hy-IQ® BioFoam™ Inventor
Scott Smith is a named inventor on six issued patents and fourteen patent-pending applications relating to specialty polyolefin foams used for both water testing and remediation of waterways contaminated from industrial oil and chemical spills.
In 2008, Smith received the Small Business Administration Phoenix Award for Small Business Disaster Recovery after his manufacturing business was hit by devastating flood waters - which became the impetus for his inventions using open-cell polyolefin foams for testing/remediating contaminated water.
Smith has been to every major oil spill site (including the Bakken oil train explosions) since 2010 – more than 60 different locations in the US and abroad. The locations of these real-world disasters have been Scott's laboratory. He is a graduate of Baylor University and Harvard Business School.