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Micro-Cide 28 HLD
Micro-Cide 28 HLD


 

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Micro-Cide™ 28 HLD & Micro-MEC™ 1.8%

3% Glutaraldehyde Reusable Sterilizing and High-Level Disinfectant Solution & Glutaraldehyde Monitor Strips

DESCRIPTION:

Micro-Cide™ 28 HLD is a 3% glutaraldehyde solution with attached powder activator. Once activated, Micro-Cide™ 28 HLD can be used for 28 days to provide high level disinfection or sterilization, providing the solution is above the 1.8% minimum effective concentration and is used according to directions for use.
• Provides a way to effectively sterilize or achieve high level disinfection of heat sensitive reusable medical devices.
• Achieves high level disinfection of instruments in 25 minutes providing
directions for use are followed.
• Sterilizes instruments in 10 hours providing directions for use are followed.

CHEMISTRY:

Micro-Cide™ 28 HLD is a virtually surfactant-free, free rinsing activated glutaraldehyde liquid chemical sterilant and high-level disinfectant. Its active ingredient is glutaraldehyde in a nominal concentration of 3%. When the powdered activator is added, the solution turns green in color to indicate its readiness for use. In addition to the active ingredient, this ready-to-use solution contains buffers, wetting agents, a rust and corrosion inhibitor and a pleasant fragrance.

MICROBIOLOGY:

Micro-Cide™ 28 HLD produces high-level disinfection at room temperature in as little time as 25 minutes and complete sterilization in 10 hours at room temperature.

Representative microorganisms tested include:

Bacterial Spores

  • Bacillus subtillus
  • Clostridium sporogenes

Vegetative Bacteria

  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Salmonella cholerasuis
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosaMycobacteria
  • Mycobacterium tuberculosis (var:BCG bovis)
  • Mycobacterium tuberculosis (smegmatis)

Viruses

  • Herpes simplex virus Type I
  • Poliovirus Type I
  • HIV-1 (Associated with AIDS)

Fungi

  • Trichophyton mentagrophytes
  • Aspergillis Niger

CLINICAL / IN-USE STUDIES:

Reprocessing flexible fiber endoscopes in-use studies supports the effectiveness of Micro-Cide™ 28 HLD in actual use. (ASTM 1518-94 protocol). In addition, a simulated use-test was conducted to support the contact condition for high-level disinfection of endoscopes at 25°C at 25 minutes. The results demonstrate the effectiveness of Micro-Cide™ 28 HLD to kill M.Terrae dried on flexible fiber endoscopes.

(Studies were performed after 28 days of simulated re-use following prescribed AOAC testing methods).

WARNING: This product can expose you to b-Myrcene, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.


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