Cleaning Assessment of Disinfectant Cleaning Wipes on an External Surface of a Medical Device Contaminated with Artificial Blood or Streptococcus pneumonia.
Gold, K. & Hitchins, V. | AJIC (2013)
This study evaluated the efficacy of six disinfectant wipes in removing a coagulated blood test soil or Streptococcus pneumoniae from a reusable medical device. After applying the AHP® wipe, only 1.69% of colony-forming units remained on the surface, suggesting that AHP® wipes are highly effective against bacteria on these types of surfaces.
How Reliable Are ATP Bioluminescence Meters in Assessing Decontamination of Environmental Surfaces in Healthcare Settings?
Navid Omidbakhsh, Faraz Ahmadpour, Nicole Kenny | PLoS One (2014)
This study evaluated the accuracy of ATP bioluminescence meters by comparing the readings of four different meters following disinfection of Staphylococcus aureus, and contrasting these readings against true microbial contamination on test surfaces. The findings indicate that there is variability in the readings between meters, and that certain disinfectant chemistries have an effect of quenching the meters' readings. Therefore, it is not appropriate to use ATP bioluminescence meters to compare disinfectant products.
Amoako, K. | Journal of Food Protection (2013)
This study evaluated the activity of five disinfectants, including AHP®, against Bacillus anthracis spores in the presence of food grease. AHP® was the only disinfectant to achieve a 6-log reduction in spores with the food grease challenge.
Enhanced Inactivation of Avian Influenza Virus at -20°C by Disinfectants Supplemented with Calcium Chloride or Other Antifreeze Agents
Guan, J. et al. | Canadian Journal of Veterinary Research (2015)
This study evaluated the activity of AHP® and potassium peroxymonosulfate, supplemented with an anti-freeze agent, against avian influenza virus at cold winter temperatures and at room temperature. Both products achieved a 6-log reduction in viral load after five minutes or application. Furthermore, the addition of calcium chloride to the disinfectant solution may have a role in enhancing the activity of the disinfectant.
Effects of Contact Time and Concentrations on Bactericidal Efficacy of 3 Disinfectants on Hard Nonporous Surfaces
Hong, Yingying et al. | AJIC (2017)
This study evaluated the effect of contact time and concentration on bactericidal efficacy of three disinfectants, including AHP®. Each of the disinfectants tested were significantly less effective at reduced contact times and concentrations, highlighting the need for a product with realistic contact times.
Moriello, K. | Veterinary Medicine International (2015)
This study evaluated the activity of five disinfectants, including AHP®, against Microsporum and Trichophyton species (which commonly cause ringworm in dogs and cats) in vitro. No growth was observed in plates treated with AHP®. The authors proceed to recommend the use of AHP® for decontaminating kennels exposed to ringworm-causing fungi.
West AM et al. | Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control (2018)
This study evaluated the activity of AHP®, sodium hypochlorite and quaternary ammonium compounds at reduced concentrations and contact times against several strains of drug-resistant bacteria. The findings indicate that AHP® was at least as effective against drug-resistant strains of bacteria compared to control strains, reinforcing the idea that antibiotic-resistant organisms are not more resistant to disinfectants.
Prospective Cluster Controlled Crossover Trial to Compare the Impact of an Improved Hydrogen Peroxide Disinfectant and a Quaternary Ammonium-Based Disinfectant on Surface Contamination and Healthcare Outcomes
Boyce, J. et al. | American Journal of Infection Control (2017)
This study compared the actitivty of AHP® and a quaternary ammonium-based disinfectant on high-tough patient care surfaces over a 12-month period. The findings indicate that AHP® was significantly more effective than the quaternary ammonium product at reducing both surface contamination and rates of infection.
Efficacy of an Accelerated Hydrogen Peroxide Disinfectant® to Inactivate Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus in Swine Feces on Metal Surfaces
Holtkamp, D.J. et al. | The Canadian Journal of Veterinary Medicine (2017)
This study evaluated the activity of AHP® against Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv) in swine feces on metal surfaces such as those found on trailers. The findings indicate that the AHP® treatment was able to successfully inactivate the virus and prevent the spread of infection.
Evaluation of the Efficacy of Disinfectant Footmats for the Reduction of Bacterial Contamination on Footwear in a Large Animal Veterinary Hospital
Hornig, K.J. et al. | Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine (2016)
This study compared the efficacy of four disinfectants, used in footmats throughout large animal hospitals. The use of AHP® led to the largest reduction in bacterial count, compared to the quaternary ammonium compound, phenolic, and potassium peroxymonosulphate tested.