Finding safe solutions
As higher levels of enzymes were evaluated to show safety during use, the team had the opportunity they needed to increase enzyme inclusion for the new detergent. The resulting formulation now allows the customer to enjoy high efficacy levels required for medical cleaning while still providing confidence for employee safety.
It has also led to Novozymes revising internal guidelines on enzyme dosing levels in medical cleaning. The guidelines now more clearly reflect how the detergents are used and the requirement that protective equipment is always worn by reprocessing technicians as an industry standard. “Safety is of the utmost importance for all aspects of our work at Novozymes and we will never recommend enzyme dosage levels without a solid base of evidence. In this case, we were able to increase limits of enzyme dosing in the new detergent because of industry standards for the way it is used.”