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Sporicidin® Sterilizing and High Level Disinfectant Solution

Sporicidin® Sterilizing and Disinfecting Solution is recommended for use on reusable medical instruments and equipment. Sporicidin has been used in hospitals, medical offices, dental offices, laboratories, pharmaceutical and industrial clean rooms since 1978.


Recommended Uses

  • Hospital high level disinfection of scopes (recommended and/or used by major scope manufacturers such as Pentax, Haag-Streit and Olympus)
  • Medical instruments
  • Equipment and surfaces in operating rooms
  • Equipment and surfaces in endoscopy, gastroenterology, urology, anesthesiology and respiratory therapy

Sporicidin Sterilizing Solution Features and Benefits

  • FDA 510(k) cleared for sterilization of hospital instruments and equipment
  • EPA registered for disinfection of hospital instruments and equipment
  • OSHA compliance with Bloodborne Pathogens Standard (29 CFR 1910.1030)
  • Non-corrosive to instruments and equipment including endoscopes, surgical instruments, plastics, latex, vinyl, glass, metal and porcelain
  • Provides 100% kill of disease and odor causing organisms. It is fungicidal, bactericidal, virucidal and tuburculocidal
  • Lowest level of glutaraldehyde (1%) accepted by FDA to achieve sterilization
  • High level disinfection in 20 minutes at 25º C
  • Alcohol free, safe for equipment*
  • Will not cloud lenses or clog air and water channels
  • Non-staining, non-flammable and non-abrasive
  • No special shipping or disposal restrictions

  * Alcohols are inappropriate for use on surfaces because they coagulate protein, are poor cleaners and rapid evaporation makes adequate contact times impossible on open surfaces"
Block, SS, ed., Disinfection, Sterilization and Preservation, 4th ed., Philadelphia: Lea & Febiger, 1991

Sporicidin® Sterilizing Solution Catalog Number and Product Description

Sporicidin® Catalog Number

Sporicidin® Product

  Sporicidin® Sterilizing Solution, Indicator Kit (application in controlled environments only)
SSS-1284 Sterilizing Solution Gallon Bottle - 4 bottles per case
SSS-3216 Quart (32 oz.) Bottle - 4 bottles per box, 4 boxes per case /16 bottles per case/

Sporicidin MSDS Activated Sterilizing Solution /PDF/

Sporicidin MSDS Sterilizing Solution Activator /PDF/

Sporicidin MSDS Sterilizing Solution Buffer /PDF/

Sporicidin Sporicidin Sterilizing Solution Benefits /PDF/

Sporicidin Sporicidin Sterilizing Solution FAQs /PDF/

Sporicidin Sporicidin Sterilizing Solution Label /PDF/

Sporicidin Sporicidin Sterilizing Solution Outline /PDF/

For pricing information or assistance finding the right Sporicidin® disinfectant, please contact us at: 843-306-0070 or sales@americanairandwater.com

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Sporicidin® Sterilizing Solution - Frequently Asked Questions

How does Sporicidin® Sterilizing and Disinfecting Solution differ from Cidex OPA®?
Sporicidin is a 1% glutaraldehyde sterilizing solution which has been used in hospitals and clinics on endoscopes since 1978. Cidex OPA®, a more recent product, is not a sterilizing solution. It is a high level disinfectant containing orthophthalaldehyde, which recently caused "9 episodes of anaphylaxis following cystoscopy," as reported in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.

Sokol WN. Nine episodes of anaphylaxis following cystoscopy caused by Cidex OPA (orthophthalaldehyde) high-level disinfectant in 4 patients after cystoscopy, J Allergy Clin Immunol 2004 Aug;114(2):392-7

What is Sporicidin® Sterilizing and Disinfecting Solution?
Sporicidin® Sterilizing and Disinfecting Solution is a cold sterilizing solution. It is a potentiated alkaline glutaraldehyde (pH 7.4) containing the same phenate buffer system found in Chloraseptic Mouthwash®. The phenate buffer produces a synergistic effect accounting for the lowest level of glutaraldehyde necessary for 100% hospital level disinfection.

How does Sporicidin® Sterilizing and Disinfecting Solution differ from other glutaraldehyde sterilizing solutions?
1. It is the only 1% glutaraldehyde solution that is registered by FDA for sterilization. Other such products require up to 3.4 % glutaraldehyde.
2. It requires only 20 minute soaking time for high level disinfection. Other glutaraldehyde products require up to 45 minutes soaking time.
3. It is environmentally safe. The container can be disposed of in the regular trash.
4. It is recommended and/or used by the major scope manufacturers (Pentax, Haag-Streit, Olympus, etc.), for use with their instruments.

Does Sporicidin® Sterilizing and Disinfecting Solution require special ventilation?
No, if it is used in a room with normal ventilation.

What is the shelf life of Sporicidin® Sterilizing and Disinfecting Solution?
2 years

Is Sporicidin® Sterilizing and Disinfecting Solution's safe for use on metal instruments commonly used in hospitals and clinics?
Yes. However, since Sporicidin® Sterilizing and Disinfecting Solution contains water, we recommend that instruments not be left overnight (after the appropriate soaking time), or on damp towel, to prevent corrosion due to electrolytic activity of metals in water.

Is phenol present in the activated product?
No. During the manufacturing process, the phenol which is listed on the label is converted into sodium phenate (pH 7.4).

How does Sporicidin® Sterilizing and Disinfecting Solution smell?
It has a hospital-clean fragrance which many users equate with cleanliness.

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