deconex®TWIN PH10/deconex®TWIN ZYME Shown to Be Effective in the Cleaning of da Vinci Endowrist® Instruments

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deconex®TWIN PH10/deconex®TWIN ZYME have successfully passed a cleaning validation protocol conducted by Intuitive Surgical (using the Belimed WD290 washer disinfector) for 8mm Endowrist® instruments for the da Vinci S, Si and Si-e.

“This represents a significant step forward in the automated reprocessing of the da Vinci Endowrist instruments for the US market.” stated Charles Ciullo, Director of Sterile Processing for Potomac Labs. “This validation study was carried out in order to prove that a combined manual pre-cleaning and automatic process using Borer deconex process chemistry with a custom washer rack and da Vinci cycle in a washer-disinfector succeeds in cleaning artificially soiled da Vinci Endowrist instruments to a level consistently below 100 µg / instrument” added Mr. Ciullo.
The study demonstrated that following the manual pre-cleaning protocol described in the ISI reprocessing instructions combined with a comparatively short washer-disinfector process, the most difficult to clean DaVinci instruments could be successfully cleaned. This was realized by using a mildly alkaline enzymatic detergent system deconex®TWIN PH10/deconex®TWIN ZYME and a custom washer rack and da Vinci cycle in a washer-disinfector.

Please refer to the latest Intuitive Surgical reprocessing instructions for detailed descriptions of the procedures for reprocessing Endowrist instruments and accessories designed for use with Intuitive Surgical’s da Vinci Surgical Systems.

When reprocessing Intuitive Surgical instruments, it is important that the healthcare facility follow all directions in the latest Intuitive Surgical Reprocessing Instructions as well as any instrument specific instructions and supplements that may come with individual instruments.

deconex®TWIN PH10/deconex®TWIN ZYME are available exclusively through Potomac Labs and can be ordered by calling: 888-599-2099

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Potomac Labs LLC is the exclusive healthcare distributor of the deconex® line of chemicals in the United States. deconex® offers a premier assortment of advanced surgical instrument cleansing solutions to the United States. Their innovation is specially derived from a fusion of industry expertise, state-of-the-art products and a commitment to medical education. For more information visit:

Endowrist and da Vinci are registered trademarks of Intuitive Surgical Inc, 1266 Kifer Road, Sunnyvale, California 94086

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