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Why “No Phosphates” for Medical Instrument Cleaning?

Q: Why do some medical instrument makers caution against cleaning with phosphate cleaners? A: This derives from fear of Tri Sodium Phoshpate (TSP) cleaners that can have a pH of 12 in a 1% solution, which OSHA, for example, would define as corrosive, meaning…

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CPAP Mask Manual Cleaning

Q. What do you recommend for cleaning of CPAP masks manually? A. Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) masks have become a very widely used at home medical device.  Many companies specialize in cleaning and reprocessing these masks. We would recommend Tergazyme® Enzyme-Active Powdered Detergent. It is an anionic, widely available and potent emulsifier of organic […]

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Re-cleaning Medical Device Vendor Parts

Q. Current procedure calls for an ultrasonic bath at 69C for 20 mins with Liquinox® and DI water. Then calls for another such DI bath at 69C with NO detergent for 20 mins. Then a 1 min DI water flushing. Is Liquinox appropriate? When I clean the parts, they have already been cleaned by vendor in the exact same manner, essentially I re-clean them. Is this overkill?

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Removing Protein from Cell Culture Containers

Q: What do you recommend for removing protein from cell culture containers?
A. To clean cell culture containers and remove protein, use a freshly made solution of our enzymatic detergent….

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Maintaining Fresh Tergazyme Solutions

Q. Directions for Tergazyme say to make “fresh”. What exactly does that mean (daily, weekly, …)? And after making the solution from concentrated powder, how long does it stay good for?

A. Powdered Tergazyme is stable for 2 years from the date of manufacture when…

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Eurasian Minnows aquatic toxicity

Determining Aquatic Toxicity

Alconox® Powdered Precision Cleaner, Liquinox® Critical Cleaning Liquid Detergent, Tergazyme® Enzyme-Active Powdered Detergent, Citranox® Liquid Acid Cleaner and Detergent, and Alcotabs® Tablet Pipet Detergent all contain roughly 5-20% sodium dodecylbenzene sulfonate surfactant. The aquatic toxicity is derived from the surfactant. This surfactant is sodium dodecylbenzene sulfonate.

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One Week Old Tergajet solution

Q. I am now using Tergajet with 0.5% concentration. I prepare it with ambient water and after preparation, I left it for one week. I’m not sure, is this method is okay or not?

A. You are correct that the shelf life of diluted detergent solution life is something to be monitored. While the shelf life of Tergajet®

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Cleaning Proteins, RNA & DNA from Lab Equipment

Q. How can I clean proteins, RNA, and DNA from laboratory equipment?

A. Thank you for your question concerning cleaning proteins, RNA and DNA from laboratory equipment.

We will address each separately . . .

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Tergazyme and Alconox

Tergazyme vs. Alconox

Q: What is the difference between Tergazyme and Alconox?  Is one better?  Is one more mild? A: There are several similarities and key differences between Tergazyme® Enzyme-Active Powdered Detergent and Alconox® Powdered Precision Cleaner.  Both detergents are powerful emulsifiers and excellent detergents for the removal of organic and oily residues.  Both detergents are well suited for use […]

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Cleaning Endoscopes with Enzyme Cleaner

Learn how to clean endoscopes with an enzyme cleaner including shelf life monitoring tips to ensure active enzymes.

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