Published on September 4, 2009 at 1:22 AM
It turned out that Langley was correct. Independent lab studies showed Licefreee to be 100% effective killing head lice and their eggs. The company added a sturdy metal comb and Licefreee became a hit, eventually landing on over 20,000 drug store shelves. The treatment's popularity skyrocketed. Licefreee went on to become the top-selling pesticide-free head lice brand in America. This back-to-school season marks the 10th anniversary of Licefreee.
Not content with battling head lice, Ms. Langley set her sights on a far more dangerous foe: MRSA (methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus). "I saw the oncoming threat of MRSA years ago and told the R&D team," said Langley. "I saw that this sometimes deadly problem was growing, and it had a growth potential of epidemic proportion. I feared it could affect our children through the school system."
Staphaseptic hit shelves in 2006 behind the biggest product launch in the company's 32-year history and became another breakout success. Langley is now busy trying to discover her next big idea for Tec Labs.
"Helping others is where my heart feels best," she says. "I can't wait until the next 'Aha!' moment. I have a feeling it's coming soon."