Crosstex Rapicide Es

Disinfectant website launched

April 11, 2014
Crosstex/SPS medical has developed an informational website for health-care professionals dedicated to the high-level disinfectant Rapicide OPA/28.

Crosstex/SPSmedical has developed an informational website for health-care professionals dedicated to the disinfectant Rapicide OPA/28.

Rapicide OPA/28 disinfectant is a fast-acting, long-lasting, compatible disinfectant that helps ensure a safe and healthy environment for patients and staff. This reusable ortho-phthalaldehyde disinfectant is designed for use on heat-sensitive, semi-critical devices that are unsuitable for sterilization.

The new educational website includes a Web-based seminar approved for one free accredited CEU.

Product features include:

• 10-minute high-level disinfection time at room temperature (20º C min.)
• Up to 28-day reuse period with no mixing or activation required
• Effective inactivation of TB, hepatitis viruses, MRSA, VRE,, and HIV
• Easy-to-read Rapicide OPA/28 test strips to accurately measure the ortho-phthaladehyde solution for effectiveness (with an intuitive pass/fail color chart on bottle)
• Less irritation to the eyes, nose and throat than Glutaraldehyde because of the low percentage of OPA (.575%)

Website features include:

• Rapicide OPA/28 HLD and Rapicide OPA/28 test strip instructions for use
• A future date calculator that allows customers to track reuse life and expiration dates
• Material safety data sheets
• Solution log sheets to keep track of MRC test results, test dates, and operators
• Frequently asked questions
• Seven-step instructional product wall chart that coaches users on proper personal protection equipment through the disposal of used chemistry

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