cold sterilization


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cold sterilization

Immersion of heat-sensitive instruments into microbicidal fluids (such as glutaraldehyde, orthophthalaldehyde, or concentrated hydrogen peroxide) to rid them of bacteria, fungi, mycobacteria, or viruses.
See also: sterilization
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Cold sterilization replaces the now internationally banned Ethyl Bromide fumigation, as well as Methyl Bromide, which is prohibited in most countries.
We used a lot of disposable items to help maintain the universal infection control standards and used cold sterilization for our instruments.