International company chooses Guelph for its new Canadian headquarters

Guelph, Ont., December 6, 2016 – After a three month evaluation process, Synexis Canada Limited has selected Guelph as the location of its first Canadian corporate headquarters. The Guelph facility will become a significant operation managing the entire Synexis expansion across the Canadian market.

Synexis is the patent holder and exclusive provider of Biodefence Systems, a first of its kind dry hydrogen peroxide (dHP) air purification technology that continuously disinfects the air and indoor surfaces. While the long-term corporate facilities are being sourced and finalized, an interim office has been established at 111 Farquhar Street. The company plans to be fully operational in Guelph by the end of March 2017.

“I’m thrilled to welcome Synexis to Guelph,” says Mayor Cam Guthrie. “This is exactly the kind of innovative, clean technology business that we want to grow and thrive in our city.”

Guelph was chosen over five competing metropolitan areas in three provinces. The evaluations weighed community attributes such as business culture, community leadership, logistical accessibility, overhead costs, and potential local research partnerships.

“Guelph’s leadership in clean technologies, pursuit of bio sciences and clear goals for the future are consistent with what Synexis represents,” says Eric Schlote, Chief Executive Officer, Synexis. “We are excited to join the Guelph community and look forward to even more opportunities while we grow together.”

Synexis projects rapid growth with over 11 international patents already awarded. “We’ve already had much success in Canada and look forward to a global expansion including Australia and Asia,” says Russ Stephens, VP of International Development.

About Synexis Biodefence Systems

Synexis develops and deploys biodefense systems that provide sustainable, wide-area reduction of microbial threats and contamination levels in occupied spaces. The patented dry hydrogen peroxide technology uses a building’s ambient humidity and oxygen to continuously produce a safe, green, natural disinfectant that kills viruses, bacteria, and mold in the air and on surfaces. DHP technology is inexpensive, highly scalable, and can be installed standalone or in existing HVAC systems. Solutions are designed for healthcare, community, animal, livestock and food operation facilities. For more information visit synexis.ca.

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For more information

Eric Scholte, Chief Executive Officer and Director
Synexis Canada Ltd
519-800-3245 extension 70
eschlote@synexis.ca
Barbara Maly, Manager
Economic Development
Infrastructure, Development and Enterprise
519-822-1260, extension 2822
barbara.maly@guelph.ca