Peer Reviewed Studies

Intermediate-Level Disinfection with Accelerated Hydrogen Peroxide® Prevents Accumulation of Bacteria in Versajet Tubing During Repeated Daily Debridement Using Simulated-Use Testing With an Inoculated Pork Hock

Alfa, M.J. et al. | Burns (2014)

This study evaluated whether the Versajet system could be used eight days in a row with daily cleaning and disinfection with AHP® between uses. Essentially, the researchers wanted to know if AHP® could reliably eliminate bacteria on the Versajet handpiece and hoses. The data indicate that AHP® achieved a 6-log reduction in bacterial count and a 4.2-fold reduction in protein, which shows that AHP® may be used successfully for this application.

Bacterial Contamination of Ultrasound Probes at a Tertiary Referral University Medical Centre

Chu, K. et al. | AJR (2014)

The purpose of this study was to audit the ultrasound probe cleaning and disinfection protocols within a tertiary healthcare facility. The researchers found that treatment of the probes with AHP® resulted in sufficient compliance with sonography guidelines and disinfection guidelines.

A Product Based on Accelerated Hydrogen Peroxide®: Evidence for Broad-Spectrum Activity

Sattar et al. | CJIC, Winter (1998)

This study evaluated the sporicidal, mycobactericidal, fungicidal and virucidal activity of AHP®-based disinfectants. The findings indicate that AHP® was effective at killing bacteria, viruses, fungi and even bacterial spores, using a standardized Canadian test methodology.

Products Based on Accelerated and Stabilized Hydrogen Peroxide: Evidence for Cleaning and Sanitizing Efficiency, Environmental and Human Safety and Non-Corrosiveness

Rochon et al. | CJIC (1999)

Chemical disinfectants based on Accelerated Hydrogen Peroxide® have shown promise as safe, effective and fast alternatives to traditional disinfectant chemistries.

Activity of Selected Oxidizing Microbicides Against the Spores of Clostridium difficile: Relevance to Environmental Control.

Sattar et al. | AJIC (2005)

This study evaluated the efficacy of various oxidizing disinfectants, including AHP®, against spores of C. difficile. Virox STF, the AHP® product tested, inactivated all spores within 13 minutes.

Broad-Spectrum Microbicidal Activity, Toxicologic Assessment, and Materials Compatibility of a New Generation of Accelerated Hydrogen Peroxide®-based Environmental Surface Disinfectant

Omidbakhsh et al. | AJIC (2006)

This study evaluated the activity of Accel TB disinfectant, formulated with AHP®, against a wide spectrum of bacteria, fungi, viruses, and mycobacteria using standardized protocols. The product was bactericidal and virucidal in 1 minute, and mycobactericidal and fungicidal in 5 minutes.

Enhancing Patient Safety Through the Management of Clostridium difficile at Toronto East General Hospital

Tomiczek et al. | Healthcare Quarterly 9(Sp) (2006)

In response to rising rates of C. difficile infection, Toronto East General Hospital implemented a variety of measures to reduce the incidence of C. difficile. Among these measures were improvements to the hospital's infection control protocols, which included new light pull cords that could be easily disinfected. As a result of the changes, the hospital observed a 50% reduction in C. difficile cases, and a drop in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) rates as well.

Identification by Quantitative Carrier Test of Surrogate Spore-Forming Bacteria to Assess Sporicidal Chemicals for Use against Bacillus anthracis.

Majcher et al. | Applied and Environmental Microbiology (2008)

This study compared the spores of six strains of Bacillus anthracis with those of four other types of sporulating bacteria with respect to their resistance to chemical disinfectants, including AHP®. After 20 minutes of contact, AHP® achieved at least a 6-log reduction in the viable spores of all tested bacterial strains.

Evaluation of Sporicidal Activities of Selected Environmental Surface Disinfectants: Carrier Tests With the Spores of Clostridium difficile and its Surrogates

Omidbakhsh, N. | AJIC (2010)

This study evaluated the efficacy of chlorine bleach (at 500 and 5000 ppm) as well as an AHP®-based gel against spores of Clostridium difficile, Bacillus subtilis and Clostridium sporogenes at various contact times. The AHP® gel achieved at least a 6-log reduction in viable spores at the 10-minute contact time. The lower concentration of bleach was deemed ineffective at all contact times tested.

Role of Hospital Surfaces in the Transmission of Emerging Healthcare Associated Pathogens: Norovirus, Clostridium difficile, and Acinetobacter species

Weber, D.J. et al. | AJIC (2010)

Health care-associated infections (HAI) remain a major cause of patient morbidity and mortality. Although the main source of nosocomial pathogens is likely the patient’s endogenous flora, an estimated 20% to 40% of HAI have been attributed to cross infection via the hands of health care personnel, who have become contaminated from direct contact with the patient or indirectly by touching contaminated environmental surfaces. AHP® has been shown to successfully combat.