Sporicidin® Sterilizing and Disinfecting Solution is a cold sterilizing solution. It is a potentiated alkaline glutaraldehyde (pH 7.4) with a phenate buffer that produces a synergistic effect accounting for the lowest level of glutaraldehyde necessary for 100% hospital level disinfection. Sporicidin Sterilizing & Disinfecting Solution is a 1% alkaline glutaraldehyde solution that is effective at 25°C and has excellent tuberculocidal and high level disinfection capabilities. Sporicidin Sterilizing & Disinfecting Solution provides effective high level disinfection of a wide range of endoscopes and other medical devices.
Sporicidin is a 1% glutaraldehyde sterilizing solution which has been used in hospitals and clinics on endoscopes since 1978. Cidex OPA, a more recent product, is not a sterilizing solution. It is a high level disinfectant containing orthophthalaldehyde, which recently caused "9 episodes of anaphylaxis following cystoscopy," as reported in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.
Sokol WN. Nine episodes of anaphylaxis following cystoscopy caused by Cidex OPA (orthophthalaldehyde) high-level disinfectant in 4 patients after cystoscopy, J Allergy Clin Immunol 2004 Aug;114(2):392-7
Sporicidin Sterilizing and Disinfecting Solution achieves high level disinfection in 20 minutes at 25°C.
No, if it is used in a room with normal ventilation.
Yes. Sporicidin Sterilizing and Disinfecting Solution is packaged with an activating chemical. Always follow label directions.
Once opened and activated, Sporicidin Sterilizing and Disinfecting Solution remains active for 14 days.
Unopened, 3 years.
Yes. However, since Sporicidin® Sterilizing and Disinfecting Solution contains water, we recommend that instruments not be left overnight (after the appropriate soaking time), or on damp towel, to prevent corrosion due to electrolytic activity of metals in water.
No. During the manufacturing process, the phenol which is listed on the label is converted into sodium phenate (pH 7.4).
It has a hosptial-clean fragrance which many users equate with cleanliness.
Sporicidin Sterilizing and Disinfecting Solution can be discarded down hospital or office drains in accordance with local regulations.
Yes,Contec's Sporicidin Antimicrobial Soap is classified by the FDA as a Healthcare Personnel Surgical Hand Scrub and a First Aid Antiseptic skin wound cleanser.
Yes, it is labeled as effective against 99.9% of disease-causing organisms, including both gram-negative & gram-positive bacteria.
Contec's Sporicidin Brand Disinfectants are EPA-registered hospital disinfectants that meet all of the EPA requirements for disinfection of hard, non-porous surfaces and can be used for a variety of applications and organisms. Sporicidin Disinfectants also provide limited bacteriostatic residual protection of treated surfaces.
Yes, Sporicidin Disinfectant is recommended for use in the clean-up of blood and body fluids that pose bacterial, fungal and viral health hazards. Sporicidin is a full spectrum disinfectant that provides 100% kill of vegetative and odor-causing organisms. Sporicidin is in compliance with the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen Standard.