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Special PP&P Buyers Guide: Cleanroom Cleaning Products


January 2014 - Vol. 11 No. 1 - Page #26

Liquid Disinfecting Cleaners
Pharma-Hol from Acute Care is a validated sterile alcohol composed of 70% isopropyl alcohol (IPA) and 30% water for injection (WFI) used to remove surface contaminants. This USP <797>-compliant product is available in 16-oz spray bottles packaged nine bottles per case or in one-gallon containers packaged four bottles per case. Trigger sprayers are attached to each 16-oz bottle prior to double bagging and sterilization, eliminating the potential contamination risk of end-user assembly.

From Acute Care Pharmaceuticals
For more information visit www.Pharma-Choice.com


PeridoxRTU from Contec is a broad-spectrum, EPA-registered sporicide, bactericide, virucide, tuberculocide, fungicide, and one-step disinfectant and hard surface cleaner that eliminates 99.9999% of spores in three minutes. The product contains no alcohol or bleach and leaves minimal residue on surfaces. Unlike bleach, PeridoxRTU will not cause damage to stainless steel or clothing, and is compatible with most surfaces found in the compounding environment. The solution is a simple one-step cleaning and disinfection process, saving time and labor.

From Contec, Inc
For more information visit www.contecinc.com


CiDehol ST sterile 70% IPA solution (30% WFI) from Decon Labs is ideal for cleanroom use. Sterile alcohol solutions are filtered to 0.2µm, bottled, and double-bagged in a class 100 cleanroom, then gamma-irradiated and tested for sterility. Each case is shipped with a lot-specific document detailing QC, irradiation, endotoxin, and sterility. CiDehol ST is available in 16-oz and 32-oz trigger spray bottles, as well as one-gallon bottles.

From Decon Labs, Inc
For more information visit www.deconlabs.com


HYPO-CHLOR products from VAI are a line of sterile sodium hypochlorite solutions available in three concentrations, including ready-to-use 0.25% and 0.52% sodium hypochlorite as well as concentrated 5.25% sodium hypochlorite. These products are filtered at 0.2 micron into sterile components in an aseptic manufacturing area. Each lot is sterility tested and delivered with lot-specific certificate of analysis, certificate of sterility, and is validated and traceable.

From Veltek Associates, Inc
For more information visit www.sterile.com


STERIPLEX SD from Iso-Med is an EPA-registered, one-step cleaner and disinfectant. The solution does not use bleach, quaternary ammonium compounds, ammonia, phenol, phosphates, or aldehydes, and is rated 0 on the Hazardous Materials Identification System (HMIS) scale for health, physical, and flammability hazards. It is not a dermal irritant or skin sensitizer and will not cause allergy in users with repeated exposure. The solution is designed to clean and disinfect all surfaces throughout the cleanroom and healthcare environment, including floors, walls, surfaces, and equipment. STERIPLEX SD provides a fast, efficient cleaning option and is available in liquid and pre-wet wipes.

From Iso-Med
For more information visit www.iso-med.com


DECON-QUAT 200C from VAI is an EPA- registered quaternary ammonium solution and is a one-step disinfectant, sanitizer, cleaner, mildewstat, fungicide, virucide, and deodorizer for use against a broad spectrum of bacteria. DECON-QUAT 200C is filtered at .2µ, double-packaged into easy tear bags, and gamma irradiated to 10-6 sterility assurance level (SAL). It is validated for sterility and
shelf life, and each lot is delivered with lot-specific certificates.

From Veltek Associates, Inc
For more information visit www.sterile.com


Pre-saturated and Dry Wipes

SterileSorb from Contec is a sterile cellulose and polyester nonwoven wipe. The strong and durable hydro-entangled fabric offers efficient absorbency while maintaining low levels of particles and extractables. SterileSorb is designed for wiping and absorbing spills and is ideal for general purpose cleaning within primary engineering controls, including isolators, laminar flow workbenches, and the surrounding buffer areas. It is validated sterile to an SAL of 10-6 in accordance with standards and recommended practices of the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) guidelines.

From Contec, Inc
For more information visit www.contecinc.com


Pharma-Sat Plus wipers from Acute Care have been improved and are now an ultra-low endotoxin, ISO class 5, sterile pre-saturated wiper with 70% IPA and 30% WFI. The wipers are composed of a lintless polyester and cellulose blend, and can be used for cleaning gloves, supplies, anterooms, buffer zones, and other critical areas of the cleanroom. Pharma-Sat Plus wipers meet USP <797> regulations and USP <161> endotoxin limit for medical devices of 0.06 EU/mL.

From Acute Care Pharmaceuticals
For more information visit www.Pharma-Choice.com


CapSure Wipers from Berkshire are 100% polyester-sealed and cleanroom-laundered, with a patented surface treatment that allows the wipe to capture and retain particulate contamination. The combination of particulate-capturing technology, absorbency, and very low fibers and particles results in the performance needed for aseptic applications. CapSure Wipers are designed for applications where cross-contamination of critical surfaces is of concern.

From Berkshire Corporation
For more information visit www.berkshire.com


PROSAT Sterile Low Endotoxin Wipes are made from 100% knitted polyester and are designed for use where sterile preparations are compounded. The polyknit heatseal wipes are pre-saturated with 70% IPA and 30% WFI, with a guaranteed endotoxin level of less than <0.25EU/mL per device. The sealed-edge wipe produces a low level of particles and fibers. Each pouch contains a small number of wipes, reducing waste at the end of a session, and is triple bagged for easy entry into the sterile suites.

From Contec, Inc
For more information visit www.contecinc.com


The Surface Safe 2-Step Applicator Kit from Covidien cleans and inactivates many chemotherapy drugs in two steps using two towelettes. The towelettes are app-lied to the contaminated work surface in numerical order. Packet 1 contains a towelette in a 2% (weight/weight [w/w]) sodium hypochlorite soap solution, and packet 2 contains a towelette in 1% sodium thiosulfate with 0.9% (w/w) benzyl alcohol. Each set treats approximately two square feet of surface space.

From Covidien
For more information visit www.covidien.com


CiDehol 70 Wipes from Decon Labs are pre-saturated with 70% IPA and 30% WFI. These wipes are designed for cleaning hard surfaces, production areas, and equipment in hospital cleanrooms and labs. Simply wipe the surface to be cleaned, and allow excess moisture to evaporate. Wipes are available in a convenient pop-up container of 160 wipes.

From Decon Labs, Inc
For more information visit www.deconlabs.com


Sterile Wipes from VAI are pre-saturated with a variety of solutions, including 6% hydrogen peroxide, 5.25% sodium hypochlorite, and 70% IPA. All sterile wipes emit minimal particulate, are available in double-bagged packaging, and are validated and traceable throughout the manufacturing process. Each lot comes with specific certifications.

From Veltek Associates, Inc
For more information visit www.sterile.com


Automated Cleanroom Cleaning Units
The V-PAD Portable UV Room Sanitizer from Terra can destroy 99% or more of bacteria viruses and mold on target surfaces in cleanrooms or medical facilities. It sanitizes quickly and comes with infrared motion sensors that safely shut the system down when personnel enter the space. Cycle times can be programmed, and each of the four UV lamps has a life of 9,000 hours of continuous operation. Casters make this lightweight room sanitizer easy to move. It features stainless steel reflectors that direct light on hard-to-reach areas, such as corners, ceilings, and floor surfaces.

From Terra Universal
For more information visit www.terrauniversal.com


Cleanroom PPE
BCR Cleanroom Glove Liners from Berkshire reduce perspiration and contact dermatitis associated with wearing latex, vinyl, nitrile, and other gloves, providing protection and comfort during extended wear. The gloves are ambidextrous, and each glove size has a different colored cuff for easy stock control. The half-finger versions are ideal for operators who need to maintain maximum fingertip dexterity. Made from cleanroom-laundered 100% polyester or nylon, the glove liners can be relaundered and reused.

From Berkshire Corporation
For more information visit www.berkshire.com


The Automatic Shoe Cover Dispenser from Innotech allows facilities to expedite the gowning process. The dispenser is made from stainless steel and acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) plastic. The bulk capacity and electricity-free, step-in design simplifies the process of high-volume donning—users simply step in and pull back. The shoe covers are automatically applied without bending over and do not require the use of hands, promoting speed, cleanliness, and safety in the pharmacy.

From Innotech Products Inc
For more information visit www.innotechprod.com


ChemoPlus Poly-coated Chemo Gowns from Covidien are made of impervious, lightweight, non-linting fabric. They have a closed front and wraparound style for added protection against spills. The gowns have long sleeves, knit cuffs, waist ties, and hook and loop neck closures. The ChemoPlus gowns meet OSHA, ASHP, USP <797>, and ONS recommendations for wearing a gown while preparing or administering chemotherapy drugs. They are available in multiple sizes and packaged 30 per case.

From Covidien
For more information visit www.covidien.com


Pharma-Gloves from Acute Care are 5-mil thick and 12-inches long with a beaded cuff. The gloves are sterile, 100% nitrile, and are lightweight, powder free, and chemotherapy-tested for permeation times. They are available in multiple sizes and are individually packaged with 50 pairs per bag and four bags per case.

From Acute Care Pharmaceuticals
For more information visit www.Pharma-Choice.com


ChemoPlus Nitrile Gloves from Covidien are 8-mil thick, ambidextrous, textured gloves. Glove length from tip to cuff is approximately 12 inches to protect the wrists. The beaded cuff resists tearing and the gloves have a feature that indicates when a glove has been punctured. The ChemoPlus Nitrile Gloves are available latex-free or powder-free, sterile or non-sterile, and in multiple sizes. They are easy to double glove, available in various sizes, and are packaged in cases of 200 pairs.

From Covidien
For more information visit www.covidien.com


Floor Mats
ChemoPlus Adhesive Contamination Control Floor Mats from Covidien are a convenient and economical way to trap impurities from foot traffic in the pharmacy. They are latex-free and easily adhere to the floor. Each mat has 30 easy-to-peel layers. They measure 18- x 46-in and are available in white or blue. Each case includes four mats.

From Covidien
For more information visit www.covidien.com


Cleanline Sticky Mats and Mat Frames from Terra help to keep the cleanroom floor clean. The adhesive polyurethane mats catch and trap particles from shoes and cart casters. Once the top sheet becomes contaminated, it can be easily peeled off and discarded. Each mat includes 30 sheets. Two tackiness grades are available, as well as four colors and eight sizes. Sticky mats can be directly attached to the cleanroom floor or used with a frame as a base.

From Terra Universal
For more information visit www.terrauniversal.com


Pharma-Mats from Acute Care are designed to pick up foot-borne contaminants and should be used as the first line of defense for the hospital cleanroom. The mats can be placed directly on the floor or put onto a convenient frame for easy portability and removal when cleaning under the mat. Each sheet has a strong adhesive coating that removes dirt on contact. Pharma-Mats are available in white or blue.

From Acute Care Pharmaceuticals
For more information visit www.Pharma-Choice.com


Tacky Mats from HCL remove dirt, dust, and lint on contact from shoes to help maintain the sanitary conditions in cleanrooms, pharmacies, laboratories, and operating rooms. The built-in antimicrobial germicide removes viable microorganisms from footwear and wheels of carts. All 2-mil thick sheets are made of polyethylene, and an adhesive coating covers the full area of the mat. Depending on foot traffic, mats can last several weeks, and are available in several sizes. A tab system allows for easy removal of dirty mats.

From Health Care Logistics
For more information visit www.GoHCL.com


Surface Cleaning Systems

The S-Mop Sustainable Mopping System from Attentus is designed for the ISO class 4-8 environment, and features an easily maneuverable head, a telescopic pole, and mopping pads. The system’s absorbent microfiber design reduces mopping time and allows it to pick up bioburden during the cleaning process. In addition, Attentus will credit your next purchase for each system returned, reducing environmental waste.

From Attentus Medical Sales, Inc
For more information visit www.attentusmedical.com


Berkshire’s EasyClean 360 Isolator Cleaning Tool’s design provides effective and efficient aseptic environment cleaning. The tool’s 360-degree, contoured swivel head can access hard-to-reach spaces, while its slim, lightweight design withstands the rigors of everyday use and sterilization. The EasyClean 360 system’s cleanroom-laundered polyester cover fits over a conformed pad, enabling quick changes.
From Berkshire Corporation
For more information visit www.berkshire.com


PolyTack Roll Mops from CCRC are made of 1.5-mil polyethylene film for flat surfaces or 3-mil, low-density polyethylene foam that is 1/16-in thick for textured or uneven surfaces. The adhesive is an aqueous-based acrylic treated with an antimicrobial agent that provides long-lasting protection against bacterial growth. The roll mops keep areas free of contamination with hand or pole attachments. Roll mops are designed for cleaning walls, floors, ceilings, and hard-to-reach areas in the cleanroom.

From Connecticut Clean Room Corporation
For more information visit www.ctcleanroom.com


The QuicKlean Mop with MicroGenesis from Contec offers users a lightweight option for cleaning wet or dry floors, walls, and ceilings. The mop head frame is made of durable plastic, and the abrasion-resistant foam mop head is laminated with knitted polyester. The MicroGenesis wipes deliver the maximum amount of microfiber for pick-up of gross contaminants often found on floors of ISO 7 environments. The system is compatible with a wide range of disinfectants, chemicals, and solutions.

From Contec, Inc
For more information visit www.contecinc.com


Foam Squeegees from Perfex have twin-blades and are constructed of USDA- and FDA-approved materials. They are engineered specifically to withstand the rigorous demands and hygienic concerns of the infection control environment. The 100% polymer construction resists water, oil, grease, detergents, sanitizers, and solvents. Ideal for floor chemical application, the foam squeegees quickly wipe surfaces dry and nearly streak-free. After washed and rinsed with warm water, the foam squeegees dry quickly for reuse.

From Perfex Corporation
For more information visit www.perfexonline.com


EasyClean Cleaning Tool and Covers from HCL are designed for cleanrooms, compounding isolators, biological safety cabinets, laminar flow hoods, and other controlled environments. The compact device has a stainless steel mop head that swivels for easy maneuverability in tight spaces. 14- and 24-inch lightweight handles are included, and feature a quick-connect mechanism for easy attachment and sterilization. Disposable sterile and non-sterile covers are sold separately.

From Health Care Logistics
For more information visit www.GoHCL.com

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