Archive | Medical Device

Clean in Place “Hacks” for Water Spots

A: A two-step cycle with a base followed by an acid, whether it be CIP cleaning or in a large scale liquid dispensing system washer, is a robust and, when needed, is a recommended process. Water spots typically occur because of two main mechanisms….

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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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Non Hazardous Replacement for N-Propyl Bromide

Q: What can we do to replace n-propyl bromide? We are cleaning grease and oil from stainless steel. We had heard Citranox might do the job well.
A: The compound n-propyl bromide is often used in vapor degreasing and is considered to be associated with some serious health risks and is hazardous. We would certainly recommend you switch to a drain-safe, biodegradable, aqueous detergents.

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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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Water Spots on Medical Devices After Washer Cleaning

Q. We are washing stainless medical devices in a washer and are getting water spots. We are using Solujet and Citrajet. What’s causing this problem?

A. Water spots typically occur because of two main reasons: the orientation of the parts in the washer is trapping dirty wash water and/or detergent dosing is insufficient.

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Join Us at BIOMEDevice East in Boston

Visit Alconox Inc. at BIOMEDevice East 2019, at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, May 15-16, 2019.  Stop by Booth 729 to receive our unique gifts, expert technical support for your critical cleaning applications, and detergent samples. Our critical cleaning detergents remove an array of soils while leaving no interfering residues in applications for medical device reprocessing, medical device […]

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Advanced Cleaning Mechanisms: Detergency and Concentration

Intuition, logic, and maybe even some experiences, can lead us to believe more detergent is better.  These everyday experiences where it might apply include your washing machine, dishwasher, or even your hands in the bathroom sink.  But, what is actually meant by better?  This is where concentration and detergency come into play, terms you may see in our literature and documentation, as well as our responses and solutions to cleaning challenges.

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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, such as a water-based cleaner.  Do you have a detergent that can assist in the removal of residual silicone oils that are left in medical device mold inserts manufactured using clear rubber material?   Will Alconox detergent work as your web page says without ultrasonic?

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Residue Detection: Swab Method

Q. Do you have a recommended swab detection method for residual detergent?

A. We most certainly do.  It is suggested to use a swabbing area of 5 cm X 5 cm. Where extreme low level acceptance criteria on a low recovery residue, i.e. some product residues, it can help to….

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Detergent Color Variations

Q. The color of our Liquinox is slightly different by lot number. Why is this happening? Is there an issue, perhaps we have done something wrong with storage?  

A. Do not fear! These color variations are normal. There is a range of acceptable color differences in Liquinox detergent. Differences in the age and storage conditions of the raw materials and of the Liquinox detergent itself will account for differences in color

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