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sterilant

(stĕr′ə-lənt)
n.
A sterilizing agent.

sterilant

(stĕr′ĭ-lănt) [L. sterilis, barren]
Any agent used to render objects free of living or potentially infectious organisms.

sterilant

a sterilizing agent, i.e. an agent that destroys microorganisms.

Patient discussion about sterilant

Q. Is it good to put alcohol on burns? If I get a burn- should I sterilize it with alcohol to prevent infections?

A. Tiffany is right...best to avoid alcohol. the treatment depends on the severity of the burn. here is a pamphlet about dealing with burns. very helpful!
http://familydoctor.org/online/famdocen/home/healthy/firstaid/after-injury/638.html

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The principle of these systems is that Sterilant is forced through a nozzle under pressure which atomizes the Sterilant into micron size particles to produce a dry fog.
to update its followers on progress made by the company to revise regulations and standards that they feel are inconsistent with current knowledge of the adverse health effects of sterilant gases in both the short and long term.
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announced it has developed Enviro San([R]) and ES-1000[TM], a patented new commercial liquid sterilant system for use in aseptic packaging for low acid dairy beverages in Polyethylene terephthalate(PET) bottling applications.
The endoscope reprocessing segment covers liquid chemical sterilant processor or sterilizers, automated endoscope reprocessors, liquid chemical sterilants, and high-level disinfectants.
OTCBB: BONU) a specialty life science technology based company announced today that it has received positive test results from a global laboratory which is the world's largest private, independent research and development organization for its Ygiene Sterilant against fully virulent Bacillus anthracis Ames Spores.
Also new to North America is the new Closer to Nature sterilant collection that cleans surfaces, feeding accessories and toys quickly and effectively without alcohol, chlorine, fragrance or dyes.
These comprehensive offerings encompass Automated Endoscope Reprocessors (ranging in size from tabletop units for individual physicians to large hospital asynchronous equipment), Rapicide(TM) high-level disinfectant and sterilant, Adaspor(R) cold chemical sterilant sold outside the U.
sBioMed recently received another EPA registration approval on November 2, 2009 for the world's leading hospital grade sterilant and sporicide, STERIPLEX Health Care (HC) that is able to rapidly sterilize a hard surface up to ten to thirty times faster than other sterilants currently available.
Examples of antimicrobials which have passed the EPA required test include Actril Cold Sterilant and Clidox -S which require hours to be effective.
The Mobile Isolation Chamber-Environmental Decontamination Unit (MIC-EDU) utilizes Vaprox(R) Hydrogen Peroxide Sterilant to treat the exterior of components before they are placed in hospital ISO Class 5 environments for compounding.