OneLIFE S.A. of Louvain la Neuve at MEDICA 2017 in Düsseldorf -- MEDICA Trade Fair
Manufacturers

OneLIFE S.A.

avenue Albert Einstein 15, 1348 Louvain la Neuve
Belgium

Telephone +32 10 483427
Fax +32 10 456363
info@onelife-bf.com

This company is co-exhibitor of
AWEX - Wallonia Export & Investment

Hall map

MEDICA 2017 hall map (Hall 17): stand C41

Fairground map

MEDICA 2017 fairground map: Hall 17

Our range of products

Product categories

  • 01  Electromedical equipment / Medical Technology
  • 01.06  Sterilisation
  • 01.06.02  Sterilisation and disinfection equipment and accessories / autoclaves

Sterilisation and disinfection equipment and accessories / autoclaves

  • 01  Electromedical equipment / Medical Technology
  • 01.08  Surgery and Endoscopy
  • 01.08.02  Surgical instruments and products
  • 05  Commodities and Consumer Goods
  • 05.06  Disinfectants
  • 05  Commodities and Consumer Goods
  • 05.06  Disinfectants
  • 05.06.01  Disinfection of medical devices

Our products

Product category: Sterilisation and disinfection equipment and accessories / autoclaves, Surgical instruments and products, Disinfectants, Disinfection of medical devices

WHY WORRY ABOUT ENDOSCOPES?

10 to 30% of patient-ready endoscopes are contaminated with microorganisms. 

  • If contaminated scopes are used, investigators noted high rates of transmission.
  • More outbreaks are linked to contaminated endoscopes than to any other medical device.
  • Endoscopes not sterilized, hence reprocessing has narrow margin of safety. Any slight deviation can lead to survival of microorganisms.
  • Endoscopes are significant vectors for nosocomial transmission of microorganisms as a result of scope contamination from the patient or from the inanimate environment (e.g. automated endoscope reprocessing devices).
SEVERAL RECENT CASES REPORTED OF INFECTIONS POST-ERCP FOLLOWING COMPLETE COMPLIANCE WITH CLEANING GUIDELINES (MORBIDITY & MORTALITY)

BIOFILMS & ENDOSCOPY

  • Growth of biofilms inside endoscope channels can result in failure of endoscope reprocessing and is an important factor in the pathogenesis of endoscopy-related infections. 
  • Microbial surveillance to monitor endoscopes after reprocessing has been recommended by a majority of organizations (ASGE, ESGE, ESGENA, GESA).
  • Countries with systematic endoscope monitoring confirm high contamination rates. 
TEST YOUR ENDOSCOPE 

IF IT'S NOT CLEAN, IT SHOULDN'T BE DISINFECTED
Inorganic and organic materials interfere with the effectiveness/ antimicrobial activity of disinfectants and sterilization.
It is impossible to disinfect an inadequately cleaned instrument.
“Any disinfection process is doomed to fail if cleaning is inadequate.”

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Product category: Sterilisation and disinfection equipment and accessories / autoclaves, Surgical instruments and products, Disinfectants, Disinfection of medical devices

SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS

IF IT'S NOT CLEAN, IT SHOULDN'T BE STERILIZE
It is impossible to disinfect or even sterilize an inadequately cleaned instrument.
Any disinfection process is doomed to fail if cleaning is inadequate.

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.
Inorganic and organic materials interfere with the efectiveness (i.e. antimicrobial activity) of disinfectants and sterilization.

BIOBURDEN & BIOFILMS IN BRIEF
Biofilm is an aggravating factor in bioburden removal strategies as 99% of bacteria exist in the form of a biofilm.
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.

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Product category: Sterilisation and disinfection equipment and accessories / autoclaves, Surgical instruments and products, Disinfectants, Disinfection of medical devices

DENTAL APPLICATIONS

IF IT'S NOT CLEAN, IT SHOULDN'T BE STERILIZED
  • Investigators have reported contamination rates of 60% on patient-ready hospital instruments. 
  • Inorganic and organic materials interfere with antimicrobial activity of disinfectants and sterilization.
  • It is impossible to disinfect or even sterilize an inadequately cleaned instrument. :   “Any disinfection process is doomed to fail if cleaning is inadequate”.

THE IMPORTANCE OF CLEANING IN THE DECONTAMINATION PROCESS
  • If organic soil and biofilm matrix is not removed by the cleaning phase, it is subsequently baked onto the surface of the instrument by the sterilization process, in a vicious circle of contamination that is increasingly difficult to remove.  
  • Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and other regulatory bodies clearly state that instruments should be thoroughly cleaned prior to sterilization for complete risk management.

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About us

Company details

OneLife SA is a biomedical company specializing in decontamination solutions for Medical Devices and the hospital environment. OneLife is a spin-off of Realco SA, world leader in enzyme-based hygiene.

OneLife provides innovative enzymatic detergence products, protocols and services that support high-level decontamination, including detection and treatment of biofilm and bioburden
in health care facilities.

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