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29 June, 2006 - 11:44 By Staff Reporter

New product to combat 'Superbugs'

A recent addition to Newmarket based Tristel’s growing range of products and services for infection control is proving highly successful in markets around the world.


Tristel Fusion is a novel ‘burstable sachet’ presentation of the company’s proven chlorine dioxide high level disinfecting and sporicidal solution for medical instruments.

It is intended for areas where reprocessing of instruments such as endoscopes and ultrasound probes takes place in open sinks or trays.

Fusion delivers a highly convenient means of preparing fresh active solution that is free from such hazardous chemicals as aldehydes and peracetic acid. It enables single use processing of instruments, even when undertaken in sinks and trays.

In Tristel Fusion, the two base components of Tristel’s proprietary chlorine dioxide solution are packaged in a burstable sachet that simply requires manual squeezing to prepare the concentrate.

Full activation takes just 30 seconds following which the concentrate is added to 5 litres of water to make the final working solution. This highly effective solution is sporicidal, mycobactericidal, fungicidal and virucidal. It can be used for flexible endoscopes, heat–sensitive medical devices, laboratory, dental and veterinary instruments.

AIM-listed Tristel has a rapidly growing network of distributors around the world as the company expands into new markets. To date Tristel Fusion has been shipped to countries in Europe and South East Asia and New Zealand, with orders from other areas imminent.

The cornerstone of the Tristel product range is a patented chlorine dioxide chemistry used to sterilise medical, dental and veterinary instruments. In 1998, the business that became Tristel acquired all worldwide rights to this chemistry. The principal operating subsidiary of the group was established at this time to exploit the UK market and Tristel has become the leading supplier of liquid chemical sterilising solutions to UK hospitals.

The recently introduced Tristel Wipe is the world’s first rapid action sporicidal wipe. It incorporates Tristel’s patented chlorine dioxide chemistry and can kill all organisms on a pre-cleaned surface, from which soil and organic matter have been removed, with a contact time of only 30 seconds. The Tristel Generator, Tristel Duo and Tristel Fusion are the latest additions to the company’s range of products and services.

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