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How Does Tergazyme Enzyme Detergent Work?

Q:  You recently sent a sample of Tergazyme detergent for a tough cleaning challenge and it worked better than anything we had previously tried. I realize this must be due to the enzyme component. What information can you provide me on how enzyme detergents work, so I can share it with our decision makers / executives who want to better understand why this detergent got such different results?

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Removing Protein in Pharmaceutical and Biotech Manufacturing

Q. How do you remove protein out of pipes, centrifuges and tanks in a CIP environment with water temperatures averaging 20C?

A. In a cooler temperature environment, consider adding an enzymatic cleaner to your alkaline/acidic CIP routine. A product like Tergazyme® Enzyme-Active Powdered Detergent, which contains both protease and surfactants, is not only efficient at removing the biofilm, but will also slow down the formation of biofilm and allow the regular cleaning cycle to clean effectively for more cycles.

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TFF Cassette Cleaning

Q. We use Tergazyme to clean our TFF cassettes and it’s working well. However, we are moving to CIP cleaning in an automated, high pressure environment and are worried about foaming. Do we stick with Tergazyme or is there a better detergent we should use?

A. Tergazyme® Enzyme-Active Powdered Detergent is of an excellent choice for cleaning TFF cassettes. Even as you move to more high pressure, automated CIP method, Tergazyme detergent will likely continue to work well. That’s because….

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Cold Cleaning

Q: We are a large biotech and in an effort to go green with our cleaning, we are exploring cold cleaning (cleaning with cold water) using your detergents. A: Cold cleaning is a very reasonable approach for energy conservation, and in short, its effectiveness depends on the details of the application.

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Cleaning Stressed Polycarbonate

Q. In the past you have recommended a specific detergent type detergent for our sensitive plastics (stressed polycarbonate), mentioning that it does not have a surfactant. Can you elaborate for us why?

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Cleaning Titanium Dioxide from Tanks

Residual titanium dioxide (TiO2) can certainly pose issues due to it’s nature in the presence of heat. To remove TiO2 from tanks using CIP sprayballs, it is important to use….

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Calculating Cleaning Agent Safety Based Limits

Q. Does Alconox provide information on calculating cleaning agent safety based limits?
A. Cleaning agent safety based limits are typically calculated from a safety factor of an acceptable daily intake (ADI), a (1/1000 or more) reduction of an LD50 preferably by the same route of administration, or reproductive hazard levels. Alconox, Inc Pharmaceutical Cleaning Validation References PDF has an entire section dedicated to cleaning agent safety based limits.

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How much CIP detergent needed?

Q: We are starting a new bioprocessing facility where we will be cleaning stainless steel tanks via a Clean-In-Place sprayball system? How do I approximate how much detergent I will need? We are considering Alcojet or Solujet, follow by an acidic rinse with Citrajet. Is this a good plan? Any advice? A: A good rule of thumb for tis you need about….

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Come See Alconox, Inc. at INTERPHEX 2017

Join us in NY, NY on March 21-23, 2017 for INTERPHEX — the premier pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device development and manufacturing show. Come visit our booth, #2226 to receive our unique gifts, expert technical support for critical cleaning applications, and detergent samples.

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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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