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Labs Look for Safe and Effective Biocides

Mar 19 2007

As European Union regulation puts biocidal products under the spotlight, laboratories seeking safe, effective alternatives to traditional products are turning increasingly to Tristel Solutions' chlorine dioxide based disinfectants. Tristel products are already well-established in hospitals for instrument decontamination and hard surface disinfection.

The EU Biocidal Products Directive aims to ensure that biocides pose no undue threat to human health or the environment and has already required the withdrawal of a number of substances. One of the first groups of chemical biocides to be affected are phenolic-based products.

Paul Swinney, Tristel's CEO, commented: "We have received many enquiries from laboratories in recent weeks, particularly from those working with mycobacteria against which chlorine dioxide is rapidly effective. Aside from Tristel's efficacy, customer feedback is confirming that Tristel Duo and Tristel Fusion for Surfaces are safe and cost-effective biocide options for the laboratory, and we are seeing the incorporation of our products into laboratory disinfection codes of practice."

Particularly important for laboratory applications are Tristel Duo for Surfaces and Tristel Fusion for Surfaces.

Tristel Duo foamer applies a chlorine dioxide sporicidal foam for rapid action, hard surface cleaning. It kills organisms on a surface with a contact time of just 30 seconds and is effective against a wide range including MRSA, Norovirus, Clostridium difficile, Bacillus subtilis, Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Acinetobacter baumanii.

Tristel Fusion for Surfaces is designed for the high-level disinfection of floors, walls and general hard surfaces. It is the latest addition to the company's ?burstable sachet' range, using chlorine dioxide as the active ingredient combined with a highly effective cleaning system. Unlike widely used chlorine-releasing compounds, Tristel Fusion is ready with just a single dilution.

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