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Cidex OPA, 1 Gallon

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Cidex OPA, 1 Gallon.


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Cidex OPA, 1 Gallon.

 CIDEX® OPA Solution has been tested and cleared as a high-level disinfectant for use with the most widely used endoscopes.   

Proven Efficacy 

• Designed for either manual or automatic reprocessing

• Manufactured to the highest standards for purity

• Effective against a wide array of microorganisms

• Test strips designed specifically for use with CIDEX® OPA Solution (Item #466-403)


Proven Safety
CIDEX® OPA Solution protects both patients and technicians, with a demonstrated safety profile that is backed by the heritage of Advanced Sterilization Products (ASP).*

• Safe to use for patients, healthcare professionals and instruments
• Low vapor pressure for minimal inhalation exposure risk
• No need for special ventilation
• Near-neutral pH level ensures compatibility with endoscopic Instruments

Proven Value
CIDEX® OPA Solution is the number-one1 product in high-level disinfection, offering more ways to make the most of your budget.

• Rapid disinfection improves productivity, allowing more endoscopes to be processed in less time2
• Noncorrosive formula protects your investment in instrumentation2, 3
• Long-lasting efficacy allows reprocessing of more devices per gallon than with glutaraldehyde2

*Please read and follow the Instructions For Use prior to using CIDEX® OPA Solution for important information, including contraindications, warnings and proper directions for use.

Rapid Action, Reliable Disinfection
Multiple studies have shown the efficacy of CIDEX® OPA Solution against bacteria, fungi, and viruses.4, 5 CIDEX® OPA Solution works within minutes and provides broad spectrum killing power-even in the presence of human serum.2

CIDEX® OPA Solution can be used straight from the bottle for extra efficiency.

• Requires no activation or mixing
• 5-minute soak time at 25°C in automatic endoscope reprocessors*
• 12-minute soak time at 20°C for manual reprocessing

Long Life, Lasting Power
A long shelf life and high reusability make CIDEX® OPA Solution a great value.

• 2-year unopened shelf life
• 75-day shelf life after opening the bottle

Using CIDEX® OPA Solution in an automatic reprocessor can mean 20% more cycles in a 14-day reuse cycle, compared with other solutions.5

• Sensitive test strips make it easy for you to test the minimum effective concentration (MEC) of ortho-phthalaldehyde, the active ingredient in CIDEX® OPA Solution

*When used or reused in a legally marketed automatic endoscope reprocessor that can be set to a minimum of 25° C.

Microbicidal Activity
The following indicates the spectrum of activity as demonstrated by testing of CIDEX® OPA Solution using prescribed test methods.

Viruses Non-Enveloped                                  Viruses Enveloped
Poliovirus Type 1                                              Coronavirus
Rhinovirus Type 42                                           Cytomegalovirus
Adenovirus Type 2                                            Influenza Virus [Hong Kong]
Vaccinia (Wyeth)                                              HIV-1
Coxsackievirus Type B-3                                   Herpes simplex Types 1, 2 

Vegetative Organisms                                  Fungi

Staphylococcus aureus                                    Trichophyton mentagrophytes
Salmonella choleraesuis
Pseudomonas aeruginosa
Mycobacterium bovis 

Materials Compatibility

Metals                                          Plastics
Aluminum                                     Acetal
Anodized aluminum                       Acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS)
Brass                                           Nylon 
Carbon steel                                 Polyamide
Chrome-plated brass                     Polycarbonate
Chrome-plated steel                      Polyethylene
Copper                                         Polyethylene terephthalate (polyester) 
Nickel-plated brass                        Polymethylmethacrylate (acrylic)
Nickel-silver alloy                          Polypropylene
Stainless steel                               Polystyrene
Titanium                                       Polysulfone
Tungsten carbide                           Polyvinylchloride (PVC) 
Vanadium steel                             PTFE 

Elastomers                                            Adhesives

Kraton G                                               Cyanoacrylate
Natural rubber latex                               EPO-TEK 301 epoxy
Polychloroprene (Neoprene)                    EPO-TEK 353 epoxy 
Polyurethane                                         Polyether Polysulfide 

Testing CIDEX® OPA Solution
To verify the efficacy of CIDEX® OPA Solution, ASP recommends testing for the minimum effective concentration (MEC) prior to each use.  ASP offers test strips (Item #466-403) designed specifically for use with CIDEX® OPA Solution.  Easy to use and read, CIDEX® OPA Test Strips are the most reliable means to verify that CIDEX® OPA Solution will effectively destroy microorganisms, including the highly resistant Mycobacterium.

1.  2008 Healthcare Products Information Services (HPIS) data, HLD Market Assessment. 

2. Hession SM. Endoscope disinfection by ortho-phthalaldehyde in a clinical setting: an evaluation of processing time and costs compared with glutaraldehyde.  Poster presented at: Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates; May 18-23, 2001; Tampa, FL. 

3. Vollmer C.  New high-level disinfectant reduces equipment-repair costs.  Infect Control Today.  August 2002. 

4. Akamatsu T, Minemoto M, Uyeda M.  Evaluation of the antimicrobial activity and materials compatibility of orthophthalaldehyde as a high-level disinfectant.  J Int Med Res. 2005; 33:178-187.  

5. Rutala WA, Weber DJ.  New disinfection and sterilization methods.  Emerg Infect Dis. 2001; 7:348-353.



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