Sporicidal Wipes


The only peacetime acid-generating wipe in the world! Activate with water to kill all known microorganisms including Chlostridium difficile to a greater than 6 log kill count. The only environmentally safe alternative to chlorine, and ideal for cleaning commodes, terminal cleaning and for use on all surfaces in suspected pr proven Chlostridium difficile cases.

Packet Quantity: 25 wipes
Carton Quantity: 6 packets x 25 wipes

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Clinell Sporicidal Wipes

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Clinell Sporicidal Wipes contain the most powerful sporicidal available in wipe form.

Providing a direct replacement and safe alternative to chlorine, they are the only wipes on the market proven to kill more logs of spores within 1 minute contact time.

Though inactive when dry, they are activated by the addition of water; allowing the user to immediately generate peracetic acid on demand, and to levels that are proven to kill all known micro-organisims.

Containing patent pending technology, Clinell Sporicidal Wipes are designed for use on all surfaces as well as blood/body fluid spills.

In 2006 in the UK there were 6,480 deaths associated with the spore forming bacteria C. diffile, a 72 percent increase from 2005. Current methods to deal with spores are based on chlorine which is complex to make up and causes many hazards to the user and the environment.

Peracetic acid has long been known to be one of the best and safest spore killers on the market. It has many advantages over chlorine based products including higher kill count, activity in dirty condition and is environmentally friendly breaking down into harmless products. The problem with peracetic acid is that it breaks down rapidly and this has practical limitations with regards storage for more than a few hours without breaking down. Clinell Sporicial Wipes allow the user to generate peracetic acid on demand by the simple addition of liquid onto a dry wipe and thereby overcoming the problem of peracetic acid degradation.

Clinell Sprodical Wipes offer an easier, safer and more effective alternative to chlorine based products. The ease of use of the product and its high efficacy against spores means that it should have a high impact on reducing C. diffile rates and the deaths associated with it.

Clinell Sporicidal Wipes come with 25 wipes in a pack. It is designed for dealing primarily with spores as a hard surface wipe. They are ideal for commode cleaning and terminal bed cleaning by nursing staff. It can also be used directly on blood spills or body fluid spills (the wipe will be automatically activated with the blood or body fluid).

Clinical advantages of the Clinell Sporicidal Wipes:-

  • Quick and easy to use without the need for precise measurments and dilutions. Chlorine requires dilution to precise levels before use and hence wastes time (plus encourages non-compliance).

  • Environmentally friendly - breaks down into harmless by-products. Chlorine compunds by-products are toxic to the user and patients are carcinogenic.

  • Works in highly soiled conditions - unlike chlorine - killing spores deep in dirt such as faeces.

  • Kills all pathogenic micro-organisms including spores of Clostridium diffile.

  • No toxic fumes. Can be used next to patients.

  • Delivers peracetic acid on demand to the site of need.

  • Comes in a stable form which does not dry out.

  • Non selective action. Does not give rise to resistance.

  • Contains no alcohol or organic solvents.

Anti-microbial Activity

Powerful sterilising and disinfecting composition using pH optimised peracetic acid generated from sodium percarbonate and tetra acetyl ethylene diamine embedded within a dry wipe.

High power oxidative kill against micro-organisms including non-enveloped viruses and bacterial endospores.

Delivers a greater than 6 log kill of spores within 1minute contact time.

  • Conforms to EN1276, EN14348, EN14476, EN13704 and other protocols.

Range of Uses

Environmental disinfection and practical sterilisation in proven or suspected cases of Clostridium difficile.

  • Surfaces on wards, isolation rooms, operating theatres, kitchens, laboratories, mortuaries including: commodes, mattresses, beds, toilet areas, table tops, work surfaces, dressing trolleys, taps, floors, handles, sluice rooms, macerators, operating tables etc.

  • Body fluid spills including blood.

Product Code CS25
Brand Clinell
Color Red
Size 30cm x 21cm
Carton Quantity 6 packets x 25 wipes
Packet Quantity 25 wipes
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1. There are many different Sporicidal Wipes on the market. Why is Clinell Sporicidal different to them?

In the last couple of years there have been many companies who have released a wipe which they claim to be sporicidal. The problem herein lies with the testing method that has been conducted on the wipe, the institute that has conducted the actual testing and regulations is in the UK.

It is very important to look at the test method that a product has been subjected to in order to make a sporicidal claim. Most companies use a test method called prEN13704 which is not a fully approved test method to date. To pass this test a product is required to kill spores in a 60 minute contact time and to a 3 log kill level (99.9%). This contact time is of no practical benefit to hospitals who aim to prevent spread and further contamination in instances where C.diff is suspected or proven. In addition it requires that the formulation remains wet on the surface for 60 minutes to allow it to take effect. Again this is not achievable in reality. Finally, if if the contact time is ever achieved it will only have reduced the spore count by 3 log which again is not much gain for such a long waiting time and will not prevent transmission.

In addition to this, the laboratory used to do the test must be investigated. Many companies use non-accredited laboratories in the UK because they are cheaper and because they can get the results they require. Unfortunately there is no governing body in the UK who can prevent this from happening and it is up to hospitals to assess each product and make their own conclusions.

These unaccredited laboratories will often test the formulation being put into the wipes as opposed to the wipes themselves containing the formulation in question. What goes into a wipe is not necessarily what comes off a wipe and this is due to the wipe material binding certain molecules and preventing release when required. Therefore it is imperative to test the wipe itself as this is what is being used by the hospitals.

Clinell Sporicidal achieved a greater than 6 log kill count (99.999%) within 1 minute contact time in dirty conditions. This makes Clinell Sporicidal Wipe the most powerful wipe in the world to date.

Finally, Clinell Sporicidal utilises peracetic acid to kill spores and this is one of the best known antimicrobial agents around. The reason it is not used more regularly is because of its unstable nature, but Clinell Sporicidal uses a patented delivery system to generate the peracetic acid on demand. In other words, we have not a new chemical but have found a new delivery mechanism for generating peracetic acid. Many of the other products on the market claim to have developed a "new chemical" and don't disclose any information about this when questioned further.

To summarise, Clinell Sporicidal is different to most other sporicidal agents on the market in terms of speed of action, strength of sterilising and reputable laboratory data with a recognised test method and full validation.

2. How are the wipes presented?

The wipes come as 25 applications in a pack and each wipe consists of 2 dry wipes stuck together with a range of different powders sandwiched between the 2 dry non woven materials.

Each wipe is 21x30cm and consists of absorbent air laid non-woven material which is maceratable.

3. What happens when the wipes are activated?

Clinell Sporicidal Wipes are inactive and dry in the pack and need to be activated prior to use. Gloves must be worn before activation and the wipes require only water or any body fluid to activate them. When activated the powders protected between the 2 wipes will instantaneously produce hydrogen peroxide and this will interact with the Tetra Acetyl Ethylene Diamine (TAED) to produce peracetic acid.

The sporicidal benefit comes from both the hydrogen peroxide and the peracetic acid although the latter is the main agent.

The peracetic acid produces a charachteristic odour of vinegar (acetic acid) which will be apparent immediately on activation and this will become more apparent after a few minutes as more peracetic acid is produced.

4. Why can't the wipes be pre-wet and therefore save the activation step?

Peracetic acid is a very unstable chemical and will break down very easily and vary quickly. It is one of the best antimicrobial agents ever discovered but the fact that it is unstable makes it very hard to utilise it in practical terms.

Ideally a bottle of peracetic acid would be given to all wards and they would use it as and when needed in C.diff but unfortunately the peracetic acid would break down to acetic acid (vinegar), water and carbon dioxide very quickly.

To overcome this problem, Clinell Sporicidal will produce peracetic acid as and when needed so that this problem of it breaking down is overcome. Therefore in the pack of wipes when inactive there is no peracetic acid which is why the wipes are dry in the pack and need to be activated with water (or any body fluid).

5. Is peracetic acid safe to use?

Peracetic acid is an ideal antimicrobial agent due to its high oxidising potential. It is broadly effective against microorganisms and is not deactivated by catalase and peroxidase, the enzymes which break down hydrogen peroxide. It also breaks down food to safe and environmentally friendly residues (acetic acid and hydrogen peroxide), and therefore can be used in non-rinse applications. It can be used over a wide temperature range (0-40 degrees celcius), wide pH range (3.0-7.5), in clean-in-place (CIP) processes, in hard water conditions, and is not affected by protein residues.

6. What products does this wipe replace?

This is a high level sterilising product and primarily replaces chlorine based compounds that are used to kill spores. It is not designed as an everyday wipe (which is what Clinell Universal Sanitising Wipes are) but more as specialised wipe that is used in specific situations.

7. Chlorine is much cheaper than Clinell Sporicidal Wipes. Why should I use Clinell Spordical over hypochlorite based products?

Clinell Sporicidal has many advantages over hypochlorite (chlorine) based products and includes the following:

  • Clinell Sporicidal is safer for the end user and anyone who is in close proximity to the wipes. Chlorine releases toxic fumes which can be carcinogenic and can cause respiratory problems.

  • Chlorine is time consuming to prepare and also requires precise measurements to ensure that the concentration is good enough to kill spores. Clinell Sporicidal can be activated in less than 5 seconds and is not subject to precise measurements.

  • By saving time and having a safer option for users this will in turn increase compliance which can help reduce the rates of Clostridium difficile. This reduction in rate will actually save a hospital more many than the switch to Clinell Sporicidal from chlorine initially.

8. What organisms does this wipe kill?

This wipe will kill all germs but is marketed as a sporicidal wipe as spores are the hardest bacteria to kill. This wipe is a very specialised product and is not designed for everyday use.

9. What would happen if the activated wipe touches my skin?

Always wear gloves when using Clinell Sporicidal Wipes but should it accidentally touch your skin do not worry.

The majority of individuals will not feel anything if the activated wipes touch their skin, but a small minority will get a slight tingling sensation on their skin which may slightly blanch in colour for a few minutes. This will wear off by itself but should this occur then just wash the skin with lots of water and that should be sufficient in most cases. If irritation persists then seek medical assistance.

10. Is there a need to wear a face mask?

Most people will not require a face mask but should the smell of the wipes cause mild irritation then a face mask should overcome this particular problem.

11. What are the uses of this wipe?

There are highly specialised wipes and the main uses should include:

 - Commode cleaning

 - Environmental and equipment sterilising in proven or suspected cases of Clostridium difficile

 - Blood spills

 - Terminal cleaning

12. Do I need to clean first before using this wipe?

You do not need to clean before using this wipe because the wipes contain detergent already. This allows you to use the wipe in highly soiled areas immediately.

13. Can resistance occur with this wipe?

The action of peracetic acid is non selective and so should not give rise to resistance.

14. Are there any disposable or storage requirements?

No special requirements at all with regard to disposable or storage. After use the wipes should be discarded in the clinical waste bins.

15. How would you summarise the benefits of Clinell Sporicidal Wipes?

In summary:

 - Most powerful wipes in the world today

 - Kills all known germs

 - Kills spores within 1 minute contact time with a greater than 6 log kill count

 - The only wipe to effectively replace chlorine based compounds

 - Environmentally friendly

 - No toxic fumes so can be used next to patients

 - Works in highly soiled conditions

 - No dilution necessary (as with chlorine) so should save time

 - Ease of use will improve compliance which will also help reduce Clostridium difficile rates