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The ONEcleaner medical surgical instrument cleaning enzyme easy FOAM-it pre wash soaking surgical instrument and scope cleaner rapidly hydrates dries, removes stains, and dissolves mineral encrustations.
Enzymes are catalysts which help reactions move from a beginning to an end. Catalysts are not used up in the reaction so they are available to help multiple reactions. Enzymes fit their target types of bioburden like a lock fits a key. The active site of the enzyme is open only to specific target bioburden substances. Types of bioburden with a matching chemical and 3-dimensional shape. If the types of bioburden does not match the type of enzyme doesn't fit, it can't enter and no leaning reaction occurs. This makes the action of surgical instrument cleaning enzymes highly specific for the types of bioburden that they are able to break down, for removal..
Surgical instrument cleaning enzymes can be reused. Like other types of catalysts, an enzyme can complete its chemical cleaning reaction without being used up or destroyed, leaving the enzyme protein available for another cleaning reaction. This means that one enzyme protein molecule can act on (break down) many substrate (surgical bioburden) molecules. Eventually, all the substrate is gone and the enzyme stops working. Surgical instrument cleaning enzymes will eventually break down on their own. The enzymes used in surgical instrument cleaning enzyme detergents act on materials that make up a variety of stains and soils so that these materials can be washed away more easily. These enzymes are named after the materials they can act upon, for example, proteases break down protein based stains, lipases break down lipid (fat) based stains and amylases break down starches and other carbohydrate based stains.
Are surgical instrument cleaning enzyme detergents safe?
Enzymes are proteins, therefore, they are completely biodegradable. They are non-toxic to plants and animals in the environment. Frequent inhalation of surgical instrument cleaning enzymes can lead to respiratory allergies. This can occur among people that work with surgical instrument cleaning enzymes and when the enzymes are sprayed. Applying enzymes using a foam or fluid will minimize creating surgical instrument cleaning enzyme aerosols. Use surgical instrument cleaning enzymes in a liquid or foam state to avoid creating aerosols. When surgical instrument cleaning enzymes are used with ultrasonic cleaning always keep the tank lid closed. Provide ventilation to avoid excessive exposure to potential surgical instrument cleaning enzyme aerosols. Enzymatic surgical instrument cleaners should always be applied in a liquid or foam state to avoid the respiratory irritation problems associated with inhaling enzymes.