Medical devices

Technological advances in medicine are leading to harder to clean, more precise and narrow endoscopes and surgical instruments.

According to the 2008 CDC Guideline for Disinfection and Sterilization in Healthcare Facilities, proper disinfection and sterilization are essential to ensure that medical and surgical instruments do not transmit infectious pathogens to patients. Failure to achieve proper cleaning and disinfection can lead to devastating and costly infections if microorganisms are transmitted from patient to patient.

In today’s busy endoscopy and surgical units, ensuring every instrument is cleaned thoroughly before disinfection is essential. Everis® enzymes added to a medical instrument cleaning detergent formulations are a technically proven method to reliably achieve the complete cleaning needed prior to disinfection/sterilization in surgical instrument reprocessing.

The benefits of using Novozymes’ Everis® enzymes in detergent formulations for surgical instrument reprocessing include:

  • Superior cleaning performance vs alkaline and current ‘classic’ enzymes to target and break down medically relevant proteinaceous and fat-rich soils
  • Patented advanced stabilization technology for proteases and a new more stable/robust lipase molecule for long-term enzyme performance
  • Compatibillity with highly concentrated formulations
  • Effectiveness at mild pH and in low temperature conditions
  • Boron-free
  • Biodegradable

For more information on our Professional Cleaning product portfolio, please visit the Novozymes Customer Center