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OneLife achieved ISO13485

a recognition that WE consistently meet customer and regulatory requirements.

OneLife interviewed by Canal Z

OneLife strengthens its fight against Hospital Acquired infections.                

BIOFILM REMOVAL w/ENDOSCOPE CLEANERS: COMPARATIVE STUDY 

 enziQure® shows significant biofilm dispersion VS. CURRENT SOLUTIONS 

UCL study  (POSTER - SF2H)

CORRELATION BIOFILM BIOMASS & BACTERIAL ELIMINATION : in vitro model for endosopy. 

CHU LIEGE STUDY

Comparison in situ of enzymatic VS. noN-enzymatiC solutions 

Why are biofilms an issue?

65%


Biofilms are responsible for 65% of all infections.¹

Medical Devices

are subjected to contamination by biofilms.

Cleaning is crucial

It is impossible to disinfect or even sterilize inadequately-cleaned medical devices.4

Tolerance x1000

Bacteria are up to 1000x more tolerant to biocides if in a biofilm.

Resistance


  is favored inside biofilms due to horizontal transfer of genes carrying antibiotics-resistance.

BIOFILMS IN BRIEF

  • Most biofilms are multi-species. Even non biofilm-forming microbes can be sheltered in a biofilm (incl. multi-drug resistant bacteria like MRSA, CRE, Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa or Legionella, E. coli, Viruses and Fungi). 

  • Biofilms develop frequently on Medical Devices.

  • Horizontal transfer of genes carrying antiobiotics-resistance is favored inside biofilms.

  • Biofilms form a protective barrier around infectious micro-organisms and enhance survival of exposure to antimicrobials.

  • Inorganic and organic materials interfere with the effectiveness of disinfectants and sterilization.³

  • Disinfectants are mostly tested against planktonic (free) bacteria, although 99% of bacteria naturally exist in a biofilm.

More detailed facts in : Biofilm knowledge center >

 

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