Cleaning is the critical step in endoscopes reprocessing. Endoscope cleaning consists of the mechanical cleaning of internal and external surfaces. This includes brushing and flushing of internal channels with sterile, filtered or drinking-quality water and detergent. The purpose of cleaning is to remove all inorganic and organic material from the internal and external surfaces of flexible endoscopes.
If the manual cleaning, brushing and rinsing steps are not properly carried out, protein debris can harden and lead to formation of biofilm on the biopsy channel of the endoscope. Inadequate cleaning can thus result in material remaining on the endoscope surfaces which prevents disinfection and sterilization fluids or gases reaching all parts of potentially contaminated surfaces.
The endoscope should be cleaned with an enzymatic detergent immediately after use and before manual or automated disinfection.
MEDALKAN detergents are compatible with OLYMPUS ®, KARL STORZ ® and PENTAX MEDICAL ® endoscopes.
NOSOZYM is a very efficient concentrated enzymatic surgical instrument and endoscope cleaner with neutral pH.
It contains a combination of enzymes (protease, lipase, amylase) that degrade proteins, fats, and blood residues.
It drastically removes organic residues and prevents corrosion and instruments discoloration. It removes even the toughest deposits. It is suitable for the cleaning in ultrasonic bath, in automated endoscope washer – disinfectors, in instrument washers, in immersion bath or by conventional hand washing. NOSOZYM is compatible with OLYMPUS ®, KARL STORZ ® and PENTAX MEDICAL ® endoscopes.