Norman, Oklahoma-based Bio-Cide International, a manufacturer and global seller of antimicrobial and biocidal products, has been awarded a new patent by the US Patent Office for the extension of the shelf life of seafood. Bio-Cide's invention provides a method for treating and disinfecting seafood using an acidified chlorite solution. This patent is the result of work that Bio-Cide began in 1990 when it initiated an application for approval from the FDA for use of its product on seafood.