08/24/2005

Tristel

First Rapid Action Sporicidal Cleaner for General Hospital Surfaces

The Tristel Duo system, which uses Tristel’s patented chlorine dioxide chemistry, is the first rapid action sporicidal cleaner for general hospital surfaces and non-invasive medical devices.

Effective, convenient and easy to use, Tristel Duo is designed to provide a readily available means of rapid decontamination and is active against organisms including MRSA, Clostridium difficile, Bacillus subtilis, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Acinetobacter baumaii and Norovirus. It has applications in diverse areas, including for work surfaces, dressing trolleys, beds and mattress covers, instrument tables, monitor cases, control panels and keyboards. The time required to kill all the organisms that Tristel Duo comes into contact with is just 30 seconds.

Tristel Duo is a two part system. It comprises the Duo bactericidal and virucidal wipe, which can be boosted by the application of the Tristel Duo sporicidal foam. This delivers chlorine dioxide directly to the surface, as and when required.

For full effectiveness, chlorine dioxide must be generated immediately before use from two chemical components. Tristel has achieved this using the Duo foamer, a novel two-compartment dispenser. Base and activator solutions are held in separate compartments of the Duo foamer and are mixed only when the pump is depressed. Two jets of foam are dispensed to the surface where they are mixed and dispersed with the Duo wipe.

Tristel Duo is new this year and Medica sees its first launch outside the UK.

Further information from:
Trish Appleton, Kapler Communications

Telephone: +44 1480 471117 Email: trish@kapleronline.com