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 :
superior control starts with detection
0% inection starts with prevention
EnziMed ® Pre-Cleaner, EnziMed ® Prevent & 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.
enziMed Instrument Washer
100% cleanliness starts with dissolution
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.