Decontamination Services

Bioquell’s unique Hydrogen Peroxide Vapor technology is proven to eradicate bacteria, viruses, fungi, spores and more. The efficacy of our technology has been tested in numerous applications, in both controlled and clinical studies. The results showcase an unmatched level of effectiveness spanning every exposed surface of an enclosed area, providing leading infection prevention advantages for healthcare facilities around the globe.

BIOQUELL’S HYDROGEN PEROXIDE VAPOR PROCESS

Achieve safe, fast, efficient, residue-free decontamination with Bioquell Hydrogen Peroxide Vapor in these easy steps.

Step 1: Simple Setup

Quickly prep the room for decontamination: vents sealed, linens removed, and cabinets and drawers opened. After placing the system and aeration units in the room. Close and seal the door upon exiting.

Step 2: Automated Vaporization

Just press the green button to start the automated process. The Bioquell BQ-50 warms up and emits vapor onto every exposed surface, including in any adjacent bathrooms, sluices, store rooms etc.

Step 3: Safety Assurance

Once vaporization begins, the user checks the door to the room to ensure no leaks occur with the included handheld monitor. Leaks are incredibly uncommon as our process is not a pressurized one, and can be covered simply with Bioquell adhesive tape.

Step 4: Dwell and Kill

With vaporization now complete, the enclosed area is at a standstill, allowing the peroxide to dwell on every exposed surface. This stage is crucial if you want to ensure high efficacy against particularly tough organisms, like C. diff spores.

Step 5: Aeration

Aeration units kick on automatically to rapidly convert the Hydrogen Peroxide Vapor in to water vapor and oxygen, leaving no residue and no further cleanup required – once measured, the room is then safe for immediate patient reoccupation.

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KEY DIFFERENCES BETWEEN BIOQUELL AND UV

One system. One cycle. 100% coverage.

When it comes to efficacy and coverage, there is no comparison between UV light and Bioquell. With UV, you may need to repeatedly reposition the system several times, reducing pathogens in only the areas the light can reach. Bioquell’s technology effectively eliminates bacteria, viruses, spores and more from every exposed surface including an adjacent bathroom with one cycle. Open the cabinets and drawers, and bring in more equipment to take full advantage.

When and Where are What Matters

Bioquell is not meant for every room, but the right room at the right time. Our Hydrogen Peroxide Vapor’s efficacy protects your patients and lowers HAIs. This technology is a must in disinfecting critical care units, eliminating dangerous pathogens from discharged patient rooms, preparing for immunocompromised patients, stopping outbreaks and to re-zero any area in need. UV allows for quick access but low efficacy. Please use it in non-critical areas as often as possible as a cleaning aid.

UVs reduction vs Bioquell’s Elimination

For every inch light travels from a UV system its power exponentially weakens. This is the inverse square law for light and leaves behind unaffected pathogens, even in spots inches from the unit. With the reduction that UV provides, remaining pathogens can reproduce rapidly, somewhat nullifying the cleaning efforts and presenting a risk to your patients and staff. Alternatively, Bioquell kills pathogens everywhere on every exposed surface with efficacy greater than UV.

UNDERSTANDING BIOQUELL

Offering accurate and straightforward results means providing your patients with the safest environment and improving outcomes at your facility. When evaluating technologies, be sure to compare them against Bioquell. How do they compare?

Results Oriented

Whether you want a real-time indication of expected results or a validated cycle, Bioquell offers chemical indicators (CIs) and biological indicators (BIs) to showcase results. Both CIs and BIs can inform you how effective a cycle has been, with the goal always being a 6-log kill. Place these indicators anywhere to test a thorough distribution has been achieved.

 

A 6-log Kill

A 6-log kill means only one in 1,000,000 pathogens survives. also represented as a 99.9999% reduction. Just dropping to a 5-log (99.999%) reduction is representative of a 10-fold decrease in efficacy, with a 4-log reduction being a 100 fold drop in efficacy. Is your solution providing the same level of efficacy everywhere or is it only in select spaces with limited results? At Bioquell, we eliminate every pathogen on every exposed surface.

Free of Residue and Harsh Odors

Bioquell Hydrogen Peroxide Vapor is unique, we use a high purity hydrogen peroxide. Our systems leave no residue on your equipment or spaces, eliminating any concern or the need to wipe down after a cycle. Even the most sensitive of electronics have shown no ill-effects. Many facilities will bring in more equipment from other areas when possible. Contact us for a materials compatibility study provided by the US EPA.

 

Safety is Primary

Safety is our primary objective, for your patients and for the operators of the decontamination equipment. Each system for a hospital comes with a handheld sensor to easily assess leaks, vent sealers, emergency aeration and extensive training. Ask about safety features such as these for any decontamination system you are reviewing. Bioquell have been harnessing the unique decontamination properties of hydrogen peroxide for over 15 years and can quell any safety concerns you may have.

KEY DIFFERENCES BETWEEN VAPORIZED AND AEROSOLIZED HYDROGEN PEROXIDE

More Effective with Less

According to a study in Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology (ICHE), a single Bioquell system was more effective and faster than 2 aerosolized hydrogen peroxide units. The aerosolized units failed to deactivate 50% of the biological indicators over a series of tests, while Bioquell achieved a 100% success rate.

Always One Active Ingredient

Bioquell’s Hydrogen Peroxide Vapor technology only uses a 35% hydrogen peroxide solution with no other active ingredients. Various aerosolized options will attempt to account for a lower hydrogen peroxide level, ranging from one to twenty percent, with additives such as peracetic/acetic acid, silver nitrate and orthophosphoric acid being distributed in your patient rooms.

Invisible and Comprehensive Distribution with Repeatable Results

Hydrogen Peroxide Vapor will encompass every exposed surface in an enclosed area, providing consistent efficacy throughout. The unique properties of the vaporized process allow for this to occur even on complex shapes or tough to reach areas. Users of aerosolized hydrogen peroxide will discover inconsistent results, larger visible droplets and areas minimally impacted by the process.

UNDERSTANDING BIOQUELL

Offering accurate and straightforward results means providing your patients with the safest environment and improving outcomes at your facility. When evaluating technologies, be sure to compare them against Bioquell. How do they compare?

Free of Residue and Harsh Odors

Bioquell Hydrogen Peroxide Vapor is unique, we use a high purity hydrogen peroxide. Our systems leave no residue on your equipment or spaces, eliminating any concern or the need to wipe down after a cycle. Even the most sensitive of electronics have shown no ill-effects. Many facilities will bring in more equipment from other areas when possible. Contact us for a materials compatibility study provided by the US EPA.

 

Safety is Primary

Safety is our primary objective, for your patients and for the operators of the decontamination equipment. Each system for a hospital comes with a handheld sensor to easily assess leaks, vent sealers, emergency aeration and extensive training. Ask about safety features such as these for any decontamination system you are reviewing. Bioquell have been harnessing the unique decontamination properties of hydrogen peroxide for over 15 years and can quell any safety concerns you may have.

Removing the Peroxide

If a system disperses a decontamination solution, how is that same solution being removed? With Bioquell, the answer is simple. Aeration units automatically turn on at the proper time to actively remove the Hydrogen Peroxide Vapor from the air and will inform you when this is complete. Carbon filters rapidly turn Hydrogen Peroxide Vapor into water vapor and oxygen. How do other systems account for this important step? How do they check the concentration left in the air before re-entry and re-occupation?

Single Cycle

Because the Bioquell process is completely automated and includes aeration, each step operates swiftly without losing its pronounced efficacy. The system never needs to be repositioned to account for shadowed areas or to compensate for poor distribution. Bioquell is proven faster than aerosolized systems while offering far greater efficacy.

 

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