Research Presentations

A high-level disinfectant based on accelerated hydrogen peroxide: evaluation of microbicidal activity, human and environmental safety and materials compatibility

Omidbakhsh, B.SC Virox Technologies Inc. | Virox Technologies Inc.

Semi-critical medical devices such as flexible endoscopes requirehigh-leveldisinfection between each use, and glutaraldehyde is often used for this purposedue to its favorable materials compatibility. However, workplacesafety and therelatively slow microbicidal activity of such formulations remain a concern.While recently introduced substitutes based on 0.55%Orthophthaladehyde(OPA), 7-14% hydrogen peroxide and 0.1-0.3% peracids are considered lesstoxic than glutaraldehyde, OPA can be a potential respiratory sensitizer and thematerials compatibility profile of peroxide/peracids at effective concentrationsremains an issu

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The Assessment of the Sporicidal Activity of Selected Environmental Surface Disinfectants Using Spores of Clostridium difficile

N.Omidbakhsh, Ph.D. Candidate, P.Eng. Virox Technologies, Inc. | Virox Technologies

4.5% AHP sporicidal gel, a formulation especially designed for application on toilet bowls for longer dwell times, proved to be a good sporicide in a contact time of 10 min at room temperature. Its gel formulation allows it remain wet for the 10 min required contact time even on inclined surfaces, and its surfactant package prevents beading (hydrophobicity) on the surface, which provides better wetting or contact to the surface being disinfected.

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A Novel Hydrogen Peroxide-Based Antimicrobial Handwash

Omidbakhsh, Ph.D. Candidate Virox Technologies, Inc. | Virox Technologies

It is very important for an antimicrobial hand wash to have a fair balance between its microbial activity, safety and skin mildness. Although legacy products lack this balance, Flora Free has both high antimicrobial activity, product safety and low skin irritation. Therefore, it addresses the core disadvantages of the current products such as alcohol, chlorohexidine, Triclosan and PCMX.

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Surface Disinfectants and label claims: Realistically can contact times be met to achieve antimicrobial efficacy?

Navid Omidbakhsh, B.Sc | Virox Technologies

The results showed that it is not possible in practice to meet the required contact time for slow acting disinfecting products, and the products with no gap or less gap between their claimed contact time, and drying time have a significantly better chance of achieving their required level of decontamination.

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Assessment of Accelerated Hydrogen Peroxide for Sanitizing Carpet

Daniel Price and Brandi Morris | InterfaceFlor Research and DevelopmentLagrange, Georgia

The accelerated hydrogen peroxide product along with vacuum extraction effectively removed or inactivated the accumulated biocontaminants. In the laboratory controlled studies against known antibiotic strains the Johnson Diversey Alpha HP product produced 2 to 3 log reductions of the initial bacterial inoculum following a 15 minute dwell time….These products not only clean the surface for aesthetics but also can make the carpet more hygienic by effectively killing or removing biocontaminants.

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The Oxivir Tb Formulation of Accelerated Hydrogen Peroxide® (AHP®) is Effective for Killing Clostridium difficile spores on Toilet Seat Surfaces

K. Manickam (Diagnostic Services of Manitoba), N. Olson (St. Boniface Research Centre), M. Alfa (Diagnostic Services of Manitoba, St. Boniface Research Centre, Dept of Medical Microbiology, U of Manitoba)

Oxivir Tb provides a useful alternative to bleach for surface killing of C. difficile spores providing good physical cleaning is also used.

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Effects of an Environmental Services Professional Training Course and Cleaning Products on the Rates of Infection Seen at Suburban Hospital

Rita Smith, MSN, RN, CIC (Suburban Hospital), Renee Dufault, BS, MAT, CHSP (FDA), Cynthia A. Harris, MS, RN (FDA), Michael Williams, BS (Surburban Hospital) | Suburban Hospital

There was an average decrease of 10.1%, and a statistically significant reduction in antibiotic use rate for the post-training and Oxivir Tb/Carpe Diem Tb AHP period.

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A New Peroxide-Based Fast Acting Surface Sporocide

Omidbakhsh, B.Sc, Virox Technologies Inc. | Virox Technologies, Inc., Canada

Accel C.diff Gel is a 4.5% Accelerated Hydrogen Peroxide formulation for disinfection of hard, non-porous surfaces such as toilet bowls, sinks and commodes. Accel C.diff Gel has proven Bactericidal, Fungicidal and Virucidal efficacy in 1-minute and Sporicidal efficacy in 10-minutes”

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Impact of Improved Hydrogen Peroxide (IHP) Disinfectant versus a Quaternary Ammonium-based (Quat) Disinfectant on Surface Contamination and Healthcare Outcomes.

Boyce, J (2016). | Oral Abstracts / American Journal of Infection Control 44 (2016) S3-S27

This study assessed the disinfectant efficacy between a Quat based product and AHP. AHP reduced HAIs by 23% when compliance was ≥80%.

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An evaluation of the effectiveness of sanitation procedures using an accelerated hydrogen peroxide (Accel) disinfectant to reduce virus transmission via livestock transport vehicles.

Schneider, P. et al. (2013) | Twenty-first Annual Swine Disease Conference for Swine Practitioners, November 2013.

This study compared the efficacy of Accel disinfectant and Synergize disinfectant against PRRSV and TGEV in model livestock trailers under conditions similar to those experienced in commercial pork production.

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