• medical device reprocessing

According to the FDA, adequate reprocessing of reusable medical devices is vital to protecting patient safety.1 This goes for semi-critical as well as critical medical device reprocessing. Proper medical device reprocessing is essential to any facility’s infection prevention program. Use our products as a stand-alone solution or maximize results by integrating the Metrex instrument reprocessing system to prolong the life of your instruments and equipment.

Metrex provides various products for medical device reprocessing, such as enzymatic/detergent cleaners, instrument lubricants, drying agents, and agents for corrosion removal and corrosion protection. We offer products and education for both manual and automatic instrument reprocessing.

No sterilization system can reliably penetrate the bioburden on soiled surgical instruments. This is why the pre-cleaning step is so critical. A reliable pre-cleaner that breaks down protein-rich bodily fluids and adheres to AAMI Guidelines2 is essential for instrument reprocessing. Automatic medical device reprocessing provides powerful cleaning, which starts in the operating room to prevent debris for drying on instruments. EmPower™ dual-enzymatic detergent saves time during the manual cleaning process by removing organic matter and keeping it off, while EmPower™ Foam is a ready-to-use spray that starts that the pre-cleaning process. Other products such as detergents, multi-purpose instrument cleaner and polish, lubricate concentrate, descaler and rust remover, and drying agent products are also offered to aid in the medical device reprocessing process. Metrex is a one stop shop of products necessary for instrument reprocessing in the healthcare environment.

Metrex also provides a wide assortment of sizes that range from standard 1–30 gallon containers.  The products support most washing systems, and are designed to work in tandem to improve effectiveness.  Medical device reprocessing becomes simplified and effective.


1 http://www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/DeviceRegulationandGuidance/ReprocessingofReusableMedicalDevices

2 ANSI/AAMI ST35:2003. Safe handling and biological decontamination of reusable medical devices in health care facilities and in nonclinical settings. Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation. Arlington, VA.

Circle of Care

Products in the Instrument Reprocessing family support infection prevention processes in Operating Rooms, Endoscopy, and Sterile Processing Departments.

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