Case Medical announces that the company has received a formal partnership agreement from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the company's Case Solutions® and SuperNova® environmentally friendly instrument chemistries.
The EPA allows companies like Case Medical with environmentally preferred products to carry the Design for the Environment (DfE) label. This mark enables users to identify and choose products that are safer and can help protect the environment.
According to the EPA, "When you see the DfE logo on a product it means that the DfE scientific review team has screened each ingredient for potential human health and environmental effects and that-based on currently available information, EPA predictive models, and expert judgment-the product contains only those ingredients that pose the least concern among chemicals in their class."
This means that Case Medical's SuperNova and CaseSolutions instrument cleaners contain only those ingredients that pose the least concern among chemicals in their class and adhere to a set of practices designed for the environment.
"With this credential, Case Medical will set the standard for the healthcare community to utilize safe, effective and sustainable products," says Marcia Frieze, CEO of Case Medical.
Their line of instrument chemistries including Case Solutions and SuperNova super concentrated cleaners are designed for maximum safety, to be less hazardous to human health, the environment and to prolong the life of surgical devices. The instrument cleaners meet the principles for green chemistry to prevent waste, to be fully effective yet have little or no toxicity and to use catalysts to increase the effectiveness without waste. Moreover, Case Medicals products are natural and contain no colors, dyes, perfumes or other masking agents. None of the products are known to have any carcinogenic potential and are dispensed automatically with dose and flow control to avoid allergic reactions to staff from open containers and cross contamination from the environment.
Case Medical has previously validated its instrument chemistries at independent laboratories to a measurable 6-log reduction in bio-burden and a greater than 99.9 percent soil reduction. In addition, the instrument cleaners are pH neutral to eliminate corrosion of surgical devices and possible harm to patients and staff.