These papers demonstrate that hydrogen peroxide vapor decontamination can be accomplished successfully without any adaptations to current models of Esco biological safety cabinets
Hatboro, Penn. (PRWEB) March 5, 2009
Esco Technologies, Inc. announces the publication of white papers documenting hydrogen peroxide vapor decontamination of the company's biological safety cabinets. Hydrogen peroxide vapor is a safer alternative to formaldehyde, which has been banned in several European countries due to adverse health effects.
The cabinets are routinely decontaminated in advance of service procedures; before relocation; when the type of micro-organism handled is changed; after serious spills; and finally when product contamination is suspected.
According to Esco's findings, hydrogen peroxide vapor works faster and leaves the cabinet residue-free at the end of the decontamination cycle -- in addition to a variety of safety benefits.
STERIS Corporation (Ohio, USA) and BIOQUELL (UK) are the world's two major vendors of hydrogen peroxide vapor generators. These papers explore the process using both STERIS and BIOQUELL equipment to decontaminate Esco biological safety cabinets, documenting:
- Procedures for hydrogen peroxide vapor decontamination
- Cycle parameters
- Microbiological efficacy
- Material compatibility
"These papers demonstrate that hydrogen peroxide vapor decontamination can be accomplished successfully without any adaptations to current models of Esco biological safety cabinets," said XQ Lin, Esco president. "These studies position Esco cabinets as the industry's technology leader, and guarantee customers a 'future-proof' choice with Esco. No other biological safety cabinet vendor has documented successful decontamination efficacy of their cabinets with both STERIS and BIOQUELL equipment."
The white papers may be downloaded at http://escoglobal.com/resources/biological-safety-cabinets/decontamination-bsc.php.
Esco is a world leader in biological safety cabinets, offering the industry's widest product range. The company, which recently published white papers documenting hydrogen peroxide decontamination in its cabinets, has thousands of installations in leading laboratories in more than 100 countries around the globe. Esco's cabinets have earned more independent certifications -- in more countries and in more languages -- than any other product, demonstrating its commitment to the industry's highest levels of safety and quality.
President, Esco Technologies, Inc.