The challenge

Proper cleaning of Reusable Medical Devices (RMD) is essential to obtain sterility.
UNI EN 556 international Standard states that it is not sufficient for an instrument to appear visually clean to guarantee the absence of surface residues.

Even more so, a visibly dirty instrument cannot be considered sterile with the safety level required by the standard.
Since it’s impossible to visually establish the threat and nature of contaminants, any residue that makes the device visibly unclean, must be considered unacceptable. Proper RMDs cleaning is of such importance that today’s methods of cleaning RMDs must be improved upon.

In particular, RMDs that are difficult to clean present challenges that are not being met by todays traditional washing methods. In this cases you have to apply to specific treatments for each type of challenge, which can be damaging to the devices, as well as dangerous for the operator.

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SOLVENTS

Cleaning process

TRADITIONAL

1
PRE-WASH MANUAL, ULTRASOUND E/O OTHER
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2
WASHER DISINFECTOR

Cleaning process

42,1%

1

CRITICAL TOOLS TO CLEAN

  • Tools with complex shapes and geometries as:
    • Endoscopic tools
    • Cannulated tools
    • Orthopedic tools
  • Electrosurgery tools
  • Delicate microsurgery tools
  • Robotic tools
  • Rigid optics
  • Not-submersible tools

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CRITICAL DIRT

  • Heavy dirt
  • Dry dirt
  • Residues from cauterization practices
  • Inorganic resideus
  • Glue residues
  • Cement residues
  • Bone residues

BICARmed®: a single revolutionary technology for all RMDs cleaning

Cleaning is only the first step in reconditioning a device after use, but its good outcome optimizes the success of the subsequent phases.

If instruments are not properly cleaned, they cannot be effectively sterilized, increasing the related risk for patients.

After 8 years of research and development, field trials and collaboration with leading Italian Universities and national and foreign healthcare structures, BICARmed® has developed a revolutionary technology that, using a specific sodium bicarbonate compound, SAFEKlinic®, is able to remove more adhered dirt even by the most critical instruments with surprising results.

As evidenced by the table data, obtained from tests conducted according to standard Annex N of the ISO / TS 15883-5 on five particular RMDs (Poole suction tube, micro-invasive forceps core, micro-invasive forceps handle, trocar, forceps hemostatic), the efficacy performance of BICARmed® cleaning is surprising: 98% of the RMDs was clean, a much higher percentage (more than double) compared to the results of same instruments cleaning obtained with traditional treatments.

Cleaning process

BICARmed®

1
PRE-WASH
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2
WASHER DISINFECTOR

Clean tools

98,2%

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