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Products for Hazard:
Glutaraldehyde

Product & Manufacturer Comments Peract(TM)20 <i>SHP has just learned that this product was discontinued<
 

 
 
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Category/Subcategory
Disinfection and Sterilization
High Level Disinfectants & Sterilants


Definitions:
Sterilization - the complete elimination or destruction of all forms of microbial life.
High-level disinfection - destroys all microorganisms, with the exception of high numbers of bacterial spores.
Intermediate-level disinfection - inactivates Mycobacterium tubercuosis, vegetative bacteria, most viruses, and most fungi, but it does not necessarily kill bacterial spores.
Low-level disinfection - kills most bacteria, some viruses, and some fungi, but it cannot be relied on to kill resistant microorganisms such as tubercle bacilli or bacterial spores.

Ref: APIC guideline for selection and use of disinfectants, Rutala (1996)
Product & Manufacturer Comments
Cidex(R) OPA
 
Advanced Sterilization Products
888-783-7723
http://sterrad.com
 
  • 0.55% ortho-phthalaldehyde
     
  • High level disinfection in 12 minutes at 20 degrees Celsius for manual processing, and 5 minutes at 25 degrees Celsius for Automated Endoscope Reprocessor (AER) with FDA-cleared capability to maintain solution temperature of 25 C.
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
Metrex Compliance(TM) High Level Disinfectant/Sterilant
 
Metrex Research Corporation
800-841-1428
http://www.metrex.com
 
  • 7.35% Hydrogen Peroxide and 0.23% Peracetic acid
     
  • High level disinfection in 15 minutes at 20 degrees Celsius (room temperature)
     
  • Sterilization in 3 hours at 20 degrees Celsius (room temperature)
     
  • Ready to use, full 14-day reuse
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
Sporox(TM)
 
Sultan Chemists
800-637-8582
http://www.sultanintl.com
 
  • 7.5% hydrogen peroxide
     
  • High level disinfection in 30 minutes at 20 degrees Celsius
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
Sterilox Liquid
 
Sterilox Technologies Inc.
610-341-1899
http://www.sterilox.com
 
  • Sterilox system has FDA (510k) clearance for high level disinfection in 10 minutes at 25 degrees Celsius.
     
  • The solution is a dilute mixture of mild oxidants principally hypochlorous acid (HOCl) at a nearly neutral pH. It is a non-aldehyde solution.
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
Steris 20(TM) Sterilant
 
Steris Corporation
800-548-4873
http://www.steris.com/steris/health/index.htm
 
  • 0.2% peracetic acid (diluted from 35%)
     
  • Designed for sterilization. Sterilizes in 12 minutes at 50-55 degrees Celsius
     
  • Sterilant solution is cleared for use ONLY with the the STERIS System 1(TM) Processor
     
  • Instruments "patient ready" in <30 minutes
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
Sterrad 50 and Sterrad 100S
 
Advanced Sterilization Products
888-783-7723
http://sterrad.com
 
  • Enclosed system generates hydrogen peroxide gas plasma (from 58% hydrogen peroxide)
     
  • Effective for sterilization
     
  • Sterrad 50 sterilizes during a 45 minute cycle
     
 
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Category/Subcategory
Disinfection and Sterilization
Intermediate Level Disinfectants
Product & Manufacturer Comments
EnviroSystems EcoTru®
 
EnviroSystems, Inc.
888-622-2888
http://www.ecotru.com
 
  • EcoTru is an intermediate-level disinfectant with tuberculocidal and virucidal efficacy
     
  • Non-toxic disinfectant cleaner for use in healthcare and other commercial markets
     
  • Hard surface environmentally-friendly disinfectant based on PCMX
     
  • EPA-registered toxicity category IV (toxicity rating IV indicates that no precautionary statement is required)
     
 
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Category
Sterilants
Product & Manufacturer Comments
Metrex Compliance(TM) High Level Disinfectant/Sterilant
 
Metrex Research Corporation
800-841-1428
http://www.metrex.com
 
  • 7.35% Hydrogen Peroxide and 0.23% Peracetic acid
     
  • High level disinfection in 15 minutes at 20 degrees Celsius (room temperature)
     
  • Sterilization in 3 hours at 20 degrees Celsius (room temperature)
     
  • Ready to use, full 14-day reuse
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
Steris 20(TM) Sterilant
 
Steris Corporation
800-548-4873
http://www.steris.com/steris/health/index.htm
 
  • 0.2% peracetic acid (diluted from 35%)
     
  • Designed for sterilization. Sterilizes in 12 minutes at 50-55 degrees Celsius
     
  • Sterilant solution is cleared for use ONLY with the the STERIS System 1(TM) Processor
     
  • Instruments "patient ready" in <30 minutes
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
Sterrad 50 and Sterrad 100S
 
Advanced Sterilization Products
888-783-7723
http://sterrad.com
 
  • Enclosed system generates hydrogen peroxide gas plasma (from 58% hydrogen peroxide)
     
  • Effective for sterilization
     
  • Sterrad 50 sterilizes during a 45 minute cycle
     
 
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