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Biological decontamination with hydrogen peroxide vapor
Biological decontamination with hydrogen peroxide vapor
Esco announces the publication of white papers documenting hydrogen peroxide vapor decontamination of Esco biological safety cabinets. Hydrogen peroxide vapor is a safer alternative to formaldehyde, the conventional decontamination agent, which has been banned in several European countries due to adverse health effects.

Biological safety cabinets are routinely decontaminated before service procedures, before relocation, when the type of micro-organism handled is changed, after serious spills, and when product contamination is suspected.

In addition to safety benefits, hydrogen peroxide vapor decontamination is also faster and leaves the cabinet residue-free at the end of the decontamination cycle.

STERIS Corporation (Ohio, USA) and BIOQUELL (UK) are the world's two major vendors of hydrogen peroxide vapor generators. These papers explore the decontamination process using both STERIS and BIOQUELL equipment to decontaminate Esco biological safety cabinets, documenting:
· Procedures for hydrogen peroxide vapor decontamination
· Cycle parameters
· Microbiological efficacy
· Material compatibility

These papers demonstrate that hydrogen peroxide vapor decontamination can be accomplished successfully without any adaptations to present Esco biological safety cabinets. These studies position Esco biological safety cabinets as the industry's technological leader, and guarantee customers of a "future-proof" choice when they choose Esco. No other biological safety cabinet vendor has documented successful decontamination efficacy of their cabinets with both STERIS and BIOQUELL equipment.

The white papers may be downloaded from:
Esco is a world leader in biological safety cabinets, offering the industry's widest product range, with thousands of installations in leading laboratories in more than 100 countries around the globe. Esco's biological safety cabinets have earned more independent certifications, in more countries, in more languages, than any other product, demonstrating our commitment to the industry's best safety and quality.

ESCO, Singapore (04/08/2009)
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