About Blairex

40+ Years of Success

Blairex Laboratories, Inc. of Columbus, Indiana is an innovative pharmaceutical company with a proven history of success. The decades outlined in the timeline below detail the continued growth and expansion.

  • 1980+

    Sterile Aerosol Saline Solution

    Anticipating the need for contact lens care, company founders began offering consumers a complete line of contact lens and eye care products. This led to the development of Blairex’s Sterile Aerosol Saline Solution in the mid-1980s.

    Blairex introduces Broncho Saline®, a non-prescription sterile saline solution used to dilute bronchodilator inhalation medications. Broncho Saline helps millions of people in the treatment of asthma, chronic bronchitis, cystic fibrosis, emphysema, and other chronic lung conditions

  • 1990+

    Blairex Brand Growth

    In 1992, Blairex purchased the rights to the 100-year-old Pertussin® trademark adding the cough medication to the product line.

    From customer suggestions and the technology from Broncho Saline, Blairex launched a new product in 1997, called Wound Wash Saline®. Wound Wash Saline is a sterile saline solution used to clean minor abrasions to pressure ulcers, and quickly became the cleaning solution of choice among health care facilities and first-aid consumers.

    In October of 1999, Blairex doubled its size with the acquisition of fifteen over-the-counter brands, from a major pharmaceutical company. This acquisition increased the Blairex product line to encompass a variety of products ranging from sleeping aids to women’s health care products.

    Blairex continued to expand its saline product lines by utilizing its expertise and relationships in the market by launching Simply Saline Nasal Mist in 1999. After years of hardwork and providing consumers with a consistently superior product, Simply Saline Nasal Mist became the number one, non-preserved, sterile nasal mist in the country.


  • 2000+

    New Facility + More Products

    In August of 2000, Blairex completed the construction of its new sales, marketing and distribution facility servicing the United States with state-of-the-art technology.

    Four more OTC products were introduced in June of 2005 to the growing Blairex product line. This acquisition increased the Blairex product line to include OTC oral care products introducing Zilactin® product line and Sleepinal®.

    In May of 2006, Blairex purchased a small, regional diaper rash ointment brand – Boudreaux’s Butt Paste.  Over the course of the next few years, Blairex grew Boudreaux’s Butt Paste into the number two diaper rash ointment in the country.

    During the course of the 2000s, Blairex continued to innovate and develop additional Simply Saline® Nasal Mist Formulas that grew the brand to the number one nasal saline mist in the country.

  • 2010+

    Hard Work and Innovation

    After years of hard work and innovation with the Simply Saline® and Boudreaux’s Butt Paste brands, Blairex reached an agreement and divested the Simply Saline brand to Church & Dwight Co., Inc. in 2010 and the Butt Paste brand was divested to Fleet Laboratories, Inc. in 2011.


  • 2020

    Breathe Free® Essentials

    Blairex is excited to introduce another innovative product and delivery mechanism utilizing its decades of expertise – Breathe Free Essentials. Breathe Free Essentials is a personal, portable aromatherapy device utilizing PureHale™ technology to effortlessly deliver 100% natural essential oils in a gentle, moisturizing mist. Take a moment with one of the three unique blends to Soothe your senses, Relax your body and bring Clarity to your mind.