Micro-Cide 28 HLD, 3% Glutaraldehyde Reusable Sterilizing and High-Level Disinfecting Solution, 1 Gallon
Micro-Cide 28 HLD is a 3% glutaraldehyde solution with an attached powder activator. Once activated, Micro-Cide can be used for 28 days to provide high-level disinfection or sterilization, providing the solution is above the 1.8% minimum effective concentration and is used according to directions for use.
Provides a way to effectively sterilize or achieve high-level disinfection of heat-sensitive reusable medical devices.•
- High-level disinfection of instruments in 25 minutes
- Nearly twice as fast as the leading glutaraldehyde
- Moderate pH compatible with heat-sensitive scopes
CLINICAL / IN-USE STUDIES:
Reprocessing flexible fiber endoscopes in-use studies support the effectiveness of Micro-Cide in actual use. (ASTM 1518-94 protocol). In addition, a simulated use-test was conducted to support the contact condition for high-level disinfection of endoscopes at 25°C at 25 minutes.
The results demonstrate the effectiveness of Micro-Cide™ 28 HLD to kill M.Terrae dried on flexible fiber endoscopes.
Micro-Cide is a virtually surfactant-free, free rinsing activated glutaraldehyde liquid chemical sterilant and high-level disinfectant. Its active ingredient is glutaraldehyde in a nominal concentration of 3%.
Representative microorganisms tested include:
- Bacterial Spores
- Bacillus subtitles
- Clostridium sporogenes
- Staphylococcus aureus
- Salmonella cholerasuis
- Pseudomonas aeruginosa
- Mycobacterium tuberculosis (var:BCG bovis)
- Mycobacterium tuberculosis (smegmatis)
- Herpes simplex virus Type I
- Poliovirus Type I
- HIV-1 (Associated with AIDS)
- Trichophyton mentagrophytes
- Aspergillus Niger
Frequently Asked Questions
What test strips do you recommend to ensure the MEC is at the necessary level for reuse?
Micro-Cide 3% Glutaraldehyde may be reused for a maximum of 28 days provided the minimum effective concentration of 1.8% Glutaraldehyde, time and temperature are maintained.
Do not use beyond 28 days even if the concentration of Glutaraldehyde is above the minimum effective concentration (1.8%) as indicated by the Micro-MEC™ 1.8% Glutaraldehyde Monitor Strip*. See the Package Insert for additional instructions and information regarding the reuse of Micro-Cide™ 28 HLD 3% Glutaraldehyde.