a small town company making a big impact

We make sustainable, non-burn technologies that have a place in our world’s future. We’re family owned and operated with a talented team of engineers, scientists, and fabricators. Our state-of-the-art equipment is made in our hometown of Danville, Indiana. It’s an honor to grow our global company in a community of our friends.

Our Aquamation systems are changing the funeral profession. Aquamation is a gentle, water-based alternative to flame cremation available for our pet and human loved ones. Small businesses like funeral homes and pet crematories are able to make a living off of our equipment, and we’re proud to help them serve their communities. Aquamation uses 90% less energy than flame cremation and does not emit any harmful greenhouse gases.

Our sterilization systems are changing the scientific industries with solutions that reduce and recover energy. Because we’re experts in biosafety, chemistry, engineering, and fabrication— we’re able to help facilities find the best way to treat their liquid and solid waste streams.

All of our work aligns with a ONE HEALTH philosophy. We believe that realistic, effective, and sustainable solutions protect animal, human, and environmental health.

Meet the team

Joe Wilson has dedicated his career to the development of non-burn technologies. He has over 35 years of experience in the biological industries. Throughout his career he has designed and implemented diverse systems for medical and biocontainment applications. Wilson formerly served as Vice President, Solid Waste Management Systems for STERIS Corp., a global leader in infection prevention, contamination control, and surgical and critical care technologies. During his time with the company, he became captivated by the alkaline hydrolysis technology. He left STERIS Corporation to join WR2, a company that made alkaline hydrolysis systems, when STERIS declined to buy the smaller firm. As President and CEO of WR2, Joe worked alongside the pioneers of alkaline hydrolysis – Dr. Gordon Kay and Dr. Peter Weber.

While at WR2, Wilson developed commercially viable alkaline hydrolysis systems for major veterinary schools and disease diagnostic institutions throughout the U.S. and some sites around the world. The development of human disposition by alkaline hydrolysis began in 1995 with the installation of the first commercially sold system for multiple cadaver dispositions for the State of Florida, which is still used today. The first single body prototype was built by WR2 in 1998 and was used for market research and process development. In 2005 Joe and his team designed, sold, and installed the first single cadaver alkaline hydrolysis system and placed it in Mayo Clinic where it is still used today.

Wilson started Bio-Response Solutions in December of 2006. Bio-Response designs and builds alkaline hydrolysis equipment, and specialized sterilization systems for bio-containment laboratories that work with dangerous pathogens. Wilson decided to perfect a low-temperature version of alkaline hydrolysis after starting Bio-Response, primarily to address agricultural industries and disease response efforts. During these years of low temperature technology development, Wilson decided other industries would benefit greatly from low temperature alkaline hydrolysis. Both high and low temperature systems have been placed in large number of facilities by Wilson and his team.

Joe is a proud Purdue University Alum. Click below to see his Purdue Agriculture features: 
From Ranger Joe to CEO
53 Ag Alums: Joe Wilson

Joe Wilson

Joe Wilson has dedicated his career to the development of non-burn technologies. He has over 35 years of experience in the biological industries. Throughout his career he has designed and implemented diverse systems for medical and biocontainment applications. Wilson formerly served as Vice President, Solid Waste Management Systems for STERIS Corp., a global leader in infection prevention, contamination control, and surgical and critical care technologies. During his time with the company, he became captivated by the alkaline hydrolysis technology. He left STERIS Corporation to join WR2, a company that made alkaline hydrolysis systems, when STERIS declined to buy the smaller firm. As President and CEO of WR2, Joe worked alongside the pioneers of alkaline hydrolysis – Dr. Gordon Kay and Dr. Peter Weber.

While at WR2, Wilson developed commercially viable alkaline hydrolysis systems for major veterinary schools and disease diagnostic institutions throughout the U.S. and some sites around the world. The development of human disposition by alkaline hydrolysis began in 1995 with the installation of the first commercially sold system for multiple cadaver dispositions for the State of Florida, which is still used today. The first single body prototype was built by WR2 in 1998 and was used for market research and process development. In 2005 Joe and his team designed, sold, and installed the first single cadaver alkaline hydrolysis system and placed it in Mayo Clinic where it is still used today.

Wilson started Bio-Response Solutions in December of 2006. Bio-Response designs and builds alkaline hydrolysis equipment, and specialized sterilization systems for bio-containment laboratories that work with dangerous pathogens. Wilson decided to perfect a low-temperature version of alkaline hydrolysis after starting Bio-Response, primarily to address agricultural industries and disease response efforts. During these years of low temperature technology development, Wilson decided other industries would benefit greatly from low temperature alkaline hydrolysis. Both high and low temperature systems have been placed in large number of facilities by Wilson and his team.

Joe is a proud Purdue University Alum. Click below to see his Purdue Agriculture features: 
From Ranger Joe to CEO
53 Ag Alums: Joe Wilson