In-vitro evaluation of Perasafe® compared with 2% alkaline glutaraldehyde against Mycobacterium spp

A. Hernández, E. Martró, L. Matas, V. Ausina

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Abstract

Quantitative suspension and carrier tests were used to compare the activity of Perasafe® and Cidex® against Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare, Mycobacterium fortuitum, and Mycobacterium chelonae. The interference of an organic load, and of hard water was also considered. Both agents achieved reductions exceeding 105-fold within 20 and 30 min for all the strains tested. Perasafe® is thus mycobactericidal and a viable alternative to Cidex® for intermediate or high-level disinfection. © 2003 The Hospital Infection Society. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)52-56
JournalJournal of Hospital Infection
Volume54
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2003

Keywords

  • 2% Glutaraldehyde
  • Disinfection
  • Mycobacteria
  • Perasafe®

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