With the help of a high level disinfectant, healthcare workers can combat challenges of timely reprocessing. Metrex has created a series of disinfecting products using either ortho-Phthalaldehyde (OPA) or glutaraldehyde for high level disinfection. The MetriCide™ family of glutaraldehyde products is noncorrosive and has excellent instrument compatibility for high level disinfection of endoscopes as well as sterilization of heat-sensitive surgical instruments, and other medical devices.
Our MetriCide™ OPA Plus Solution is designed to high level disinfect heat-sensitive semi-critical medical devices where sterilization is not suitable. This is ideal for healthcare facilities that need a fast, yet gentle solution to reprocess semi-critical devices. MetriCide OPA Plus Solution provides high level disinfection through a broad spectrum of kill including TB, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, HIV-1, and Poliovirus 1. The high level disinfection products – MetriCide™, MetriCide™ 28, and MetriCide Plus 30™ – are available in three concentrations of glutaraldehyde, 2.6%, 2.5% and 3.4% respectively. MetriCide is recommended for lensed instruments, such as flexible and/or rigid scopes, and is compatible with heat-sensitive medical equipment and instrumentation. This sterilant is reusable for up to 14 days. MetriCide 28 and MetriCide Plus 30 provide high level disinfection, are recommended for immersible and heat-sensitive equipment and instruments, and are both reusable for up to 28 days. Metrex also offers chemical indicator test strips as a simple monitoring system for these high level disinfection products.
With over 25 years of documented history of excellence in the area of high level disinfection, Metrex uses this family of products to help alleviate the pressures in healthcare facilities.