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Javits Center

Join Alconox Inc. at MD&M East December 7-9, 2021 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center

We are really excited to be heading to New York for MD&M East 2021.

Our cleaning experts will be on-hand to answer all your medical device cleaning questions. Plus, we’ve got some very cool new merchandise we’ll be handing out.

Replacing Isopropyl Alcohol in Cleaning

Q. I’ve been told that we should no longer use isopropyl alcohol for cleaning our pharmaceutical equipment. What should we use instead?

A. In pharmaceutical cleaning applications, isopropyl alcohol (IPA) is less than ideal. Alcohol will clean residues which are soluble in alcohol, but that is a limited range.  Using critical cleaning, aqueous detergents are a far more robust and will allow for more effective cleaning processes.

Ultrasonic Cleaner for Mixed Metal Baths

Q. We are interested in a cleaner that will perform well for mixed metal ultrasonic baths. We are cleaning titanium and cobalt chrome. What can you recommend?

A. As a general rule, mixed metal baths should be avoided. When metals are far enough apart on the galvanic potential scale, batteries can form and the plating out of metal oxides can result, manifesting in dark deposits. This occurs when you clean active metals in electrical and electrolyte solutions in contact with another metal at a different galvanic potential.

Webinar

Webinar: The Dirty Secrets of Cleaning Medical Devices

Gain essential insights to build dependable cleaning processes and enhance medical device manufacturing opportunities. This Product Quality Cleaning Webinar is brought to you by the Cleaning Research Group at SHSU, and BFK Solutions. The webinar will feature our very own, Jeff Phillips, who will discuss critical cleaning and cleanliness validation/verification with PQCW instructors.

Visual Inspection

Cleaning Visual Inspection

Q: I work for a medical device company where we make machined parts. I’m interested in finding a supplemental visual inspection tool that will aid in inspecting the surface of a part after being cleaned. A: We would recommend getting…..

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