Olympus, a provider of endoscopy devices, has launched a new, peracetic acid-based high-level disinfectant and sterilant - Acecide-C.

Acecide-C is an aldehyde-free, liquid chemical germicide which is designed for use in Olympus Endoscope Reprocessor (OER-Pro) which provides disinfection in just 7 minutes.

Acecide-C’s easy-to-handle cassette bottles easily loads liquid chemical germicide, reducing exposure, thus increasing safety of the operator.

Acecide-C, once loaded into the OER-Pro, can be used up to five days or when the minimum recommended concentration of 2000 ppm has been reached.

Best Sanitizers R&D director Duncan Badertscher said the combination of Acecide-C with the Olympus OER-Pro gives a perfect combination of ease of use, maximum microbiological efficacy, processing efficiency, instrument compatibility, and user and patient safety.