deliver highly concentrated, neutral pH,
surface lubricating, non-irritating
Enzyme and detergent surgical instrument cleaning ingredients are not used up in a single cleaning process so they are available for multiple cleaning cycle treatments. The surgical instrument enzymes (protease, lipase, amylase, and carbohydrase) are only affective for breaking down specific types of soil, like a lock fits a key.
Each type of the enzyme surgical instrument cleaners, will only be active for cleaning specific types of target substances, such as proteins, lipids, carbohydrates, and starches, with a matching chemical dimensional shape. If the type of enzyme cleaners does not match the type of soil substrate, no reaction occurs. This makes the cleaning performance of surgical instrument cleaning enzymes highly specific to the types of soil that are able to clean.
An enzyme can complete its cleaning process without being used up or destroyed, leaving the enzyme proteins available for additional cleaning actions. One enzyme cleaner protein molecule can act on many soil molecules. Eventually, when all of the soil molecules have been broken down, the enzymes stop performing.
The enzymes used in surgical instrument cleaning detergents break down soil so that it can be washed away more easily. These enzymes are named after the materials they breakdown. Protease enzymes break down protein (blood) based stains, lipase enzymes break down lipids (fats), and amylase enzymes break down starches and other carbohydrates.
Enzymatic surgical instrument cleaning products should be used in a liquid or foam state to avoid creating aerosols. The exposure to enzyme aerosols has been suspected of causing serious respiratory irritations. If enzymes are sprayed, provide ventilation to avoid excessive exposure to enzyme aerosols. When spraying enzyme cleaners, they used be applied using a foam or liquid, to avoid the aerosols. The easy FOAM-it enzymatic soaking surgical instrument cleaner is applied in a foam state. The foam dissipates when water is added providing a clear solution for effectively cleaning surgical instruments, utensils, scopes, and patient care equipment.