Endoscopy

Only 1 endoscope out of 69 correctly follows all steps of cleaning procedure.

Ofstead 2010

WHY WORRY ABOUT ENDOSCOPES?

10 to 30% of patient-ready endoscopes are contaminated with microorganisms. ¹

  • If contaminated scopes are used, investigators noted high rates of transmission.²

    More outbreaks are linked to contaminated endoscopes than to any other medical device.³

  • Endoscopes not sterilized, hence reprocessing has narrow margin of safety. Any slight deviation can lead to survival of microorganisms.

  • Endoscopes are significant vectors for nosocomial transmission of microorganisms as a result of scope contamination from the patient or from the inanimate environment (e.g. automated endoscope reprocessing devices).

SEVERAL RECENT CASES REPORTED OF INFECTIONS POST-ERCP FOLLOWING COMPLETE COMPLIANCE WITH CLEANING GUIDELINES (MORBIDITY & MORTALITY)

BIOFILMS & ENDOSCOPY

  • Growth of biofilms inside endoscope channels can result in failure of endoscope reprocessing and is an important factor in the pathogenesis of endoscopy-related infections.

  • Microbial surveillance to monitor endoscopes after reprocessing has been recommended by a majority of organizations (ASGE, ESGE, ESGENA, GESA).

  • Countries with systematic endoscope monitoring confirm high contamination rates. 

 
 
Bacteria in biofilms

IF it's not clean, it shouldn't be disinfected

  • Inorganic and organic materials interfere with the effectiveness/ antimicrobial activity of disinfectants and sterilization.²

  • It is impossible to disinfect an inadequately cleaned instrument.²

  • “Any disinfection process is doomed to fail if cleaning is inadequate.”

OneLife's solutions to achieve biofilmlysis :

Detect

No control without detection
Babyscope

Babyscope

Inspection tool for Medical Devices with lumens, such as flexible endoscopes


Prevent

Routine prevention
EnziMed® Prevent

EnziMed® Prevent

Active against biofim matrix of multiple pathogens. Regular use impedes build-up of biofilm and incrusted soil. Helps avoid costly maintenance and repairs.

Curative

Curative treatment
EnziQure®

EnziQure®

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 Medical Devices for efficient disinfection.

Helping endoscopes to be biofilm free