Did you know? If It’s Not Clean, You Can’t Sterilize (or Disinfect). This is applicable for healthcare, biotech, medical device, pharma, foodservice, food processing, laboratory, tattoo and many many other industries. Why must instruments (be they dental, medical, clinical, etc.) be cleaned before being sterilized? According to the CDC, “Cleaning should precede all … [Read more...] about Clean Before Sterilization (Disinfection)
Q: We are a mid-sized medical device company and are looking at reviewing and optimizing our supply chain. Our goal is to move towards a culture of risk mitigation of our raw materials. As a consumer of your detergents, what is Alconox Inc. doing to ensure consistent supply chain? A: Thank you for the question as it is both important, and certainly an area of … [Read more...] about Supply Chain Management
Q. Is there any industry guidance on triple rinsing that Alconox Inc. recommends? Could you provide me with any literature that you know of that this is the accepted standard for manual cleaning? A. To our knowledge, there are no authoritative source documents to define how many times you should rinse glassware. There are lab accreditation guidelines that say you … [Read more...] about Guidelines for Triple Rinsing
Q. Your website and literature often describes your detergents as free rinsing. What does free rinsing detergent mean? A. A free rinsing detergent means it will rinse away very easily or freely. This is vital to critical cleaning applications. Analytical glassware, medical device implants or biopharm process lines are just a few examples where clean, residue-free surfaces … [Read more...] about Defining Free Rinsing Detergent
Q. You recently sent a sample of Tergazyme detergent for a tough biologic 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 … [Read more...] about How Does Tergazyme Enzyme Detergent Work?