BIOBURDEN ON SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS
Bioburden refers to the population of viable micro-organisms contaminating an object, although it is also often used to describe residual organic material (protein etc.) on surgical instruments.⁵
Inorganic and organic materials interfere with the efectiveness (i.e. antimicrobial activity) of disinfectants and sterilization.²
BIOBURDEN & BIOFILMS IN BRIEF
Biofilm is an aggravating factor in bioburden removal strategies as 99% of bacteria exist in the form of a biofilm.⁶
Biofilms form a protective barrier around infectious micro-organisms and often form on medical devices.
Biofilms and bioburden, including protein soiling, must be eliminated to ensure disinfection and sterilization.
Biofilms enhance survival of exposure to antimicrobials due to structural and functional properties of biofilm matrix.
Bacteria are up to 1000x more tolerant to biocides when in a biofilm. ⁷
OneLife's solutions to achieve biofilmlysis :
No control without detection
Control starts with detection. OneLife's DETECT kit includes DETECT Colorant, Indicator and Neutralizer.
EnziMed® Pre-Cleaner, EnziMed® Prevent and EnziMed® Instrument Washer
Active against biofim matrix of multiple pathogens. Regular use impedes build-up of biofilm and incrusted soil. Helps avoid costly maintenance and repairs.
The most efficient detergent in breaking down biofilm matrices of multiple pathogens. Less expensive for contaminated scopes than repairs.
OUR APPROACH IN SHORT :
Detection of contamination.
Biofilm matrix is dissolved with patented multi-enzymatic compounds, freeing instruments and endoscopes from contaminants.
Prepares instruments for effective sterilization.