CIDEX OPA Gallons by Johnson & Johnson Nothing is better for expensive endoscopes and other medical devices than CIDEX OPA Solution (0.55% ortho-phthalaldehyde), the non-glutaraldehyde solution for disinfection of flexible endoscopes and other medical devices. In fact, CIDEX OPA Solution is one of the gentlest reprocessing options available, which means it can substantially reduce instrument damage and repair costs.
Whats more, CIDEX OPA Solution has been shown to be a better investment than glutaraldehyde or peracetic acid1,2 not only because of its speed and efficiency but also because of its environmental safety.
Combined, these factors explain why CIDEX OPA Solution makes both clinical and economic sense for facilities seeking a more cost-efficient option for instrument reprocessing.
Increase speed and efficiency
Rapid 5-minute immersion time at a minimum of 25C in an automatic endoscope reprocessor*
Efficient 12-minute soak time at room temperature (20C) for manual reprocessing
Schedule more procedures with quick scope turnaround
Improve staff productivity
Effective against glutaraldehyde-resistant mycobacteria3
* When used or reused in a legally marketed automatic endoscope reprocessor that can be set to a minimum of 25C according to the directions for use.Improve flexibility
Reprocesses more devices per gallon than glutaraldehyde
No activation or mixing required
For use in both automated and manual reprocessing
2-year shelf life and 75-day open-bottle shelf life
Virtually odorless due to low vapor pressure
No special vents or air monitors required
Most studies conducted have concluded that the vapor pressure of CIDEX OPA Solution is undetectable at room temperature.Reduced instrument damage and repair
This is a great solution. It is economical as it increases the life of the instruments and instruments do not require repairs frequently. I have had a very good experience with this and would recommend this product.