Cleanzine: your weekly cleaning and hygiene industry newsletter 8th June 2023 Issue no. 1068
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Powerful cleaning disinfectant approved as a medical device
Hypochlorous acid has for many years been used as a powerful disinfectant and, in particular over the past 18 months, has seen its use explode as a gentle but powerful alternative to traditional quat-based products.
But now hypochlorous acid has gone a step further with a product, manufactured by Aqualution Systems, now being approved as a Class 2a medical device further proving HOCl's efficacy as one of the most powerful and safe biocides available.
The CleanCert Dental Water Line Disinfectant, manufactured at Aqualution's facilities in the Scottish Borders for CleanCert Holdings, this week received a CE Certificate of Conformity turning it into a fully approved medical device, the very first HOCl medical device manufactured in the UK.
The pioneering product will help dentists throughout the UK with the better, faster and safer infection control of water lines. It is completely non-toxic, 100% effective and reduces down time by 90%, by removing biofilm and disinfecting water lines in 40 minutes compared to 12 hours for traditional water line disinfectants.
Aqualution is a global leader in the HOCI revolution, producing bottled products for global brands which are used by companies and organisations such as the NHS, Network Rail and M&S. Its biocide products represent a new era in health and hygiene, harnessing hypochlorous, a highly effective, powerful but completely safe acid that is naturally produced by the human immune system to fight infection
Nick Meakin, CEO of Aqualution, said that the new medical device authorisation is "great news for hypochlorous acid. It has long been known about its powerful properties as a general surface disinfectant but have now proved it is powerful enough to be classed as a medical device."
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