What are enzyme surgical instrument cleaners?
What are the four types of medical device enzymatic cleaners?
What are the temperatures for optimal enzyme cleaning performance?
It is commonly stated that enzymes "clean". Enzymes alone do not clean. The primary function of enzyme cleaning ingredients is to break down soil, usually proteinaceous bioburden. For a cleaning product to clean, surfactant detergents are necessary that will remove the soil from the surface. A combination of four enzymes with detergents is necessary for superior cleaning. This is very important when performing some of the most challenging tasks such as cleaning eye surgical instruments.
The four types of Enzymes
Lipase Enzyme Cleaners break down fats, to cleave fatty acid residue from the glycerol residue in a neutral fat or a phospholipid.
Amylase Enzyme Cleaners break down starches, to catalyze the hydrolysis of starch to sugar to produce carbohydrate derivatives.
Carbohydrase Enzyme Cleaners break down starch to a lower level to catalyze the hydrolysis of higher carbohydrates to lower forms.
Protease Enzyme Cleaners break down blood, including the proteinases and peptidases, to catalyze the hydrolytic break down of proteins.
Enzymes Optimal Cleaning Temperatures
The optimal temperature for maximum enzymatic enzyme detergent cleaning performance peaks at 137 degrees Fahrenheit (58.33 degree Celsius). The cleaning activity of the enzymes at temperatures below and above this point is less but does offer cleaning action. The cleaning activity of the enzymes does not stop at the peak temperature but they does lessen as the temperatures decrease or increase.
The ONEcleaner enzymes with detergents are “free rinsing” to render residue free surfaces and condition the source water to counter the potential corrosion, pitting, and staining effects of hard water. ONEcleaners will cut your cleaning costs.