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Demand for effective sanitization products is now at an all-time high, with medical detergent manufacturers seeking powerful ingredients that offer effective cleaning performance across a range of applications. We are committed to delivering essential and next-generation cleaning and sanitization products that help medical professionals keep communities healthy, clean and safe.

Our portfolio of enzymatic solutions from biotechnology leader Novonesis is a sustainable option for medical detergent formulas designed to remove contaminants from surgical instruments, devices and surfaces in every health care environment – all while using naturally occurring molecules.

Better cleaning performance with advanced biotechnology

Rethink medical detergents: formulating with nature's cleaning catalys

Through significant research and deveopment, Novonesis has proven the effectiveness of biotechnology to help optimize medical detergents. Novonesis' advanced enzymes offer an alternative solution for better cleaning performance at the proper dosages, removing stuck-on soils quicker and with less effort. 

A critical benefit of formulating with enzymes is supporting health care organizations in improving patient outcomes to help reduce the risk of health care associated infections. Other benefits include improving rewashing rates and decreasing operational costs at health care facilities.

Enzyme usage in medical cleaning

Novonesis' enzymatic solutions for medical detergents are effective, powerful cleaning aids. During the cleaning process, enzymes or biomolecules speed up reactions, specifically targeting the organic matter commonly found in medical-type soils and decontaminating medical devices and surgical instruments. As a gentler cleaner, they are less harsh on delicate medical instruments and devices and readily biodegradable.

Dose, temperature and material application matter. Medical detergents need the proper enzyme dosage to be effective at the speed required in medical cleaning. Enzymes also work best within specific temperature and pH ranges, so choosing the proper enzyme depends on the job – and hospitals, medical and health care facilities get the full benefit of an optimal cleaning detergent. When selecting a detergent for your medical cleaning application, inquire about enzyme dosage in the desired product. Technical experts at Univar Solutions and Novonesis can provide guidance on the most effective products and enzymatic solutions for your detergent needs.

Take a closer look at the importance of enzyme usage in medical cleaning, from Novonesis.

Biosolutions for healthcare cleaning

Deep sanitization for medical instruments

Everis™ Next is a unique and patented phosphodiesterase (PDE) – a nuclease – that removes free DNA soils. Novonesis' patented nuclease application is a breakthrough in the bioinnovation space, specifically targeting these contaminants through detergent ingredients. This technology is only available from Novonesis and represents a brand-new enzyme class for detergents that can be used to help prevent health care associated infections. 

Did you know:

Protease and lipase are the two most used enzymes for cleaning medical devices today. Proteases break down protein-rich soils like blood, while lipases target fatty soils like adipose tissue (body fat). Combining multiple enzymes, including amylases and cellulases, with a properly formulated detergent naturally helps break down human soils and waste in health care environments.

Explore how enzymes benefit medical cleaning

Explore how Novonesis' enzymatic cleaning solutions are used in medical applications.

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