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: Many of your Tergazyme related TechNotes and recommendations include warm temperatures. Warm temperatures can still denature some hormones and proteins thus causing cleaning problems. I would probably start with a cool (room temp or cooler) rinse (water). Then move to the 1-2% cleaning solution in warmer temperatures. Agreed? A: Thanks for reaching … [Read more...] about Advanced Cleaning Mechanisms: Cold or Warm for Proteins?
Per Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines for cleaning and disinfecting viruses and other pathogens, any form of disinfection necessarily follows cleaning. The process of cleaning will remove any residues that might shield any virus or pathogen from the disinfection step that comes next. Disinfection, following the thorough cleaning and rinsing, can be done with bleach … [Read more...] about How to: Clean and Disinfect for Viruses and Other Pathogens
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: Can we use the Alconox Inc. detergents for washing to clean and disinfect coveralls for re-use? We have Alconox powder in stock. A: Yes! I would use the word clean or sanitize as opposed to disinfect. That is what aqueous detergents do. See these important links: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/cleaning-disinfection.html … [Read more...] about Cleaning Coveralls and Other Potentially Contaminated PPE