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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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All About Rinse Aids

There are basically three kinds of rinse aids: Hydrophobic rinse aids that leave behind a residue, surfactants that wet surfaces and allow rinse water to sheet off a surface without leaving behind droplets, and acid rinses that dissolve insoluble alkaline salt residues.

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How to: Remove Residual Silicone Oils

Q. We are currently using a solvent and we want to switch to a safer product. Do you have a detergent that can assist in the removal of residue silicone oils that are left in medical device mold inserts manufactured using clear rubber material? We are currently using a solvent and we want to switch to a safer product, such as a water-based cleaner. Will Alconox detergent work as your web page says without ultrasonic?

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One Detergent to Clean Them All?

Q: We are advising a mid-sized pharmaceutical company. If we use multiple cleaning agents within a facility, the cleaning program may be a bit difficult to manage (chances are that the operators may use the incorrect cleaning agent for the product) and also the cleaning validation will be a more complex exercise. What would you recommend for general cleaning? Which is preferred between acidic and alkaline cleaning agent to start with?

A: Thank you for your inquiry for a multi use detergent as this is certainly not an uncommon question. Learn more….

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Biofilm

How to remove biofilm

To remove biofilms of thermophilic bacilli on stainless steel use a two-step process of Solujet alkaline cleaner followed by Citrajet acidic cleaner.

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Ultrasonic with Low-Foam Detergent

Q. We are having foaming issues in ultrasonic cleaner. Basically, we are looking for a non-foaming version of the Liquinox cleaner we are currently using.  Can you use a detergent that doesn’t foam in an ultrasonic bath? A. Depending on what the foaming issue is, you may be able to continue using Liquinox detergent. As a general statement….

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Pharmaceutical Cleaning & Rinsing

Q. What is the proper way to rinse after using Alconox detergents?
A. In pharmaceutical cleaning, running water rinse for at least 10 seconds on each surface is desirable. Not all rinse water is created equal. Learn More.

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animal origins

Do Your Cleaners Have Animal Origins?

Q. Does Alconox or any other recommended detergent have animal origins?

A. No. All Alconox, Inc. detergents are free-rinsing, biodegradable and contain no animal derived or genetically modified organism ingredients.

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Standard Operating Procedures for Cleaning

Q. What are important items to include in standard operating procedures for cleaning? A.  A large part of successful cleaning relies on having a sound, reproducible procedure. In general, a good SOP should present a list of materials and people involved, the surface being cleaned should be identified, and the eight key variables for cleaning […]

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