PeraSafe – General Description
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A powder system for the safe and rapid
sterilisation of medical devices.
The active agents, are formed by dissolving the powder in water
giving an aqueous solution. PeraSafe is proven effective against
bacteria (including mycobacteria), viruses, spores and fungi,
is non-damaging to sensitive instruments and is compatible with
automated endoscope reprocessors.
PeraSafe’s unique formulation confers the benefit of user
compatibility being virtually odour-free and non-sensitising whilst
retaining the effectiveness of peracetic acid. A sophisticated
corrosion-inhibition system allied to a near neutral pH allows
sterilisation of stainless steel rigid endoscopes and other equipment
through brief immersion in PeraSafe solution. PeraSafe powder
saves storage space and transportation costs.A rapid, broad spectrum
sterilant, instrument and equipment compatible, PeraSafe is cost-effective
and safe for users, patients and the environment.
PeraSafe is a peroxygen system generating peracetyl ions in equilibrium
at pH 8.0 equivalent to peracetic acid at 0.26% PeraSafe solution
also contains hydrogen peroxide and acetic acid and decomposes
to carbon dioxide and water.
Pale blue/white powder supplied in 100 x 16.2gm, 24 x 81gm, 12
x 162gm and 6 x 810gm packs making 100 x 1, 24 x 5, 12 x 10 and
6 x 50 litres of working solution respectively.
Storage and shelf-life
Store only in cool, humidity controlled conditions
Shelf-life 2 years from date of manufacture
Life of Solution
>> 24 hours
from activation, or
20 cycles in Automated Endoscope Reprocessor, or
indicated by test-strip,
Mode of action
By oxidation of proteins by hydrogen peroxide and
PeraSafe has independently proven efficacy against viruses (including
HIV and Hepatitis B & C), Bacteria (Ps. aeruginosa), Mycobacteria
(MIA, TB) Fungi (Candida albicans) and Spores (B. subtilis).
PeraSafe is suitable for use in Automated Endoscope Reprocessors
or immersion baths. Only 10 minutes contact time is needed for
PeraSafe has been independently
evaluated by HIRL in the UK. HIRL found a reduction in colony
forming units of > 6 log10 for Bacillus subtilis var niger
spores in less than 10 minutes (surface test) and a reduction
of >5 log10 (5-8 log10) c.f.u. for Mycobacterium tuberculosis
in a dirty carrier test with a contact time of 10 minutes.
PeraSafe has exceptional user safety as an aqueous-based fully
degradeable formulation. Maximum Exposure Limits or Occupational
Exposure Standards do not apply to PeraSafe solution. No special
ventilation systems or monitoring of staff is necessary saving
costs and improving working conditions.
PeraSafe is compatible with a wide range of medical devices and
reprocessing equipment such as rigid and flexible endoscopes,
ultrasound probes and automatic washer/disinfectors.
Testing has been carried out both by
Antec and the manufacturers.
PeraSafe can be used to decontaminate all types of non-invasive,
semi-critical medical devices, either through use in an automated
washer/disinfector or immersion troughs. PeraSafe may also be
used as a surface disinfectant for decontamination of mycobacteria
and clostridium difficile in high risk areas such as infectous
disease isolation wards and laboratories.
Product is registered in accordance with requirements of the Medical
Devices Directive, 93/42/EEC as a Medical Device.
PeraSafe is a registered trademark of Antec International. World-wide
patents applied for.
Virkon & PeraSafe
PeraSafe complements Antec Virkon high level disinfectant for
use on medical and laboratory surfaces, Virkon is available in
100 x 5gm, 100 x 10gm, 50 x 50gm, 100 x 10gm and 100 x 5gm sachets
for single use, 6 x 500gm shaker packs and a 5 kilo container
for general use.