High Level Disinfection Services in Life Sciences

Don’t rely on disinfection protocols that use fumigation and the use of powerful chemicals like chlorine dioxide or formaldehyde to eliminate dangerous pathogens. Such protocols are hazardous, require intensive preparation and are likely to have negative effects on the health of personnel. Additionally, they are highly corrosive to equipment and continue to off gas well after disinfection has been completed.

TOMI™ Service Network (TSN) primary service providers offer disinfection services that help laboratories and manufacturing facilities maintain the highest level of quality control.

Using SteraMist™ powered by Binary Ionization Technology® (BIT™), an effective broad spectrum surface disinfectant, primary service providers can disinfect high touch, hard to reach non-porous surfaces without contaminating the environment with any toxic by-products. After disinfection, it leaves the environment with only oxygen & water (humidity).

This advanced disinfecting service is fully validated to comply with Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) standards and enhances disinfection protocols by:

  • Providing uniform disinfection of all hard non-porous surfaces without corroding or oxidizing.
  • Eliminating the colonization of bacteria* on treated surfaces; leaves no residues.
  • Employing a preventive action that may reduce exposure to bacteria*on treated surfaces.

Schedule your consultation to learn more about how TSN’s disinfection services can help reduce downtimes and increase efficiencies.

The CDC states that the fundamentals of containment include the microbiological practices, safety equipment, and facility safeguards that protect laboratory workers, the environment, and the public from exposure to infectious microorganisms that are handled and stored in the laboratory.

The main sources of cross-contamination in drug manufacturing are human error, air, equipment, water, and raw materials. Some of the most hazardous contaminants are highly sensitizing materials such as Staphylococcus aureus and E.coli.

According to Health Evaluation of Experimental Laboratory Mice, several infectious agents have been identified over the years as causing adverse effects to an animal’s health and/or a research project’s outcome. This makes it imperative that laboratories have a state-of-the-art disinfection system and protocol to prevent disease because early detection in mice is likely harder to gage.

Tissue recovery takes place at funeral homes, morgues, and medical examiners’ offices, but most allograft tissue is aseptically processed in operating room suites or dedicated tissue recovery suites. Contamination often occurs during tissue procurement, processing, and/or packaging.

TSN Recommendations for Disinfection
Frequent Use:

As part of their infection prevention plan, laboratories can utilize TSN for routine cleaning and disinfection of environmental surfaces at the end of each day. TSN SteraMist Technicians can be utilized disinfect hard non-porous high touch surfaces and equipment such as:

  • Laminar Airflow Workbenches (LAFWs),
  • Biological Safety Cabinets (BSCs),
  • Compounding Aseptic Isolators (CAIs) and,
  • Compounding Aseptic Containment Isolators (CACIs)
  • Materials transferring into and out of aseptic compounding areas
  • Laboratory furniture
  • Surfaces after spills or mishaps
Regular Maintenance:

Save time and labor and employ TSN to help meet your facility’s disinfection recommendations. At minimum, many regulatory guidelines suggest that laboratory floors be cleaned and disinfected daily, and walls, ceilings, and storage areas be cleaned and disinfected monthly.

Renovations and Disaster Clean Ups:

Employ TSN after routine maintenance and repairs to help mitigate associated risks with simple renovations. Minor construction, hazardous spills and other unexpected disasters may expose controlled areas to harmful airborne contaminants.  It’s imperative for facilities to assess, develop, implement risk management plans that will minimize exposure.

Emergency Preparedness:

When extreme circumstances arise that are deemed a threat to public health, protocols need to be in place to reduce casualties and immediately stop the spread of contagions. Developed by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in response to weaponized anthrax, SteraMist™ BIT™ is ideal for emergency response, boast superior efficacy against bacteria*, and your local TSN provider is on hand for rapid emergency response.

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