Cidex

Johnson and Johnson Cidex Disinfectants

Cidex is manufactured by Johnson & Johnson for disinfecting in hospitals and as a surgical instrument sterilization solution for Patient Care. Cidex is a fast and effective way to disinfect and sterilize a wide variety of medical devices and instruments. Cidex Disinfectant comes in two options to meet individual sterilization needs: Cidex 14-Day Alkaline Glutaraldehyde for Non Corrosive Disinfecting and Cidex OPA for Instrument Reprocessing. A brief summary of each Cidex Disinfectant option is provided below:

  1. Cidex Plus 28-Day is a 3.4% glutaraldehyde solution. Cidex Plus is a high-level microbicidal disinfectant destroying harmful microorganisms within 20 minutes at 25 degrees Celsius.
  2. Cidex 14-Day uses a 2.4% alkaline glutaraldehyde solution to destroys 99.8% of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in 45 minutes at 25 degrees Celsius.
  3. Cidex OPA uses a ortho-phthalaldehyde solution. Cidex OPA is compatible with a wide range of medical devices. Requiring no activation or mixing, Cidex OPA destroys Mycobacteruim tuberculosis in 12 minutes at 20 degrees Celsius.

Johnson & Johnson Cidex is one of the most popular hospital grade disinfectants on the market since it has a broad kill spectrum and is effective and safe for a wide variety of medical instruments and devices, including endoscopes.

Johnson & Johnson Cidex Features and Benefits

  • Fast acting & reliable disinfectants.
  • 14 to 75 day reuse life.
  • High level of disinfection within minutes.
  • Non-corrosive options - Cidex 14-Day Solution and Cidex 28-Day Solution.
  • Cidex OPA Solution can be used straight from the bottle for extra efficiency.
  • Cidex OPA requires no activation or mixing.
  • Cidex Plus 28 Day Solution works quickly to disinfect metal and plastic devices as well as elastomers.
  • Destroys all vegetative forms of bacteria.
  • Ideal for physicians offices, dentists, hospitals and clinics.

Johnson & Johnson Cidex Micro Organism Effectiveness

  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Salmonella choleraesuis
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Mycobacterium bovis
  • Trichophyton mentagrophytes
  • Poliovirus Type 1
  • Rhinovirus Type 42
  • Adenovirus Type 2
  • Vaccinia (Wyeth)
  • Coxsackievirus Type B-3
  • Coronavirus
  • Cytomegalovirus
  • Influenza Virus [Hong Kong]
  • HIV-1
  • Herpes Simplex Types 1 and 2

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