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Â ORANGE, Calif. -- Metrex Research Corporation introduces MetriCide OPA Plus Solution, a new high-level disinfectant to complement the companys industry-leading line of infection prevention products. Effective for use in both manual and automated reprocessing, the new orthophthalaldehyde (OPA) product is a lower-cost alternative, and can process up to 40 percent more endoscopes per gallon than CidexÂ® OPA.1 Additionally, Metrex introduces MetriCide OPA Plus Solution Test Strips, which provide a 33 percent faster reading time compared to other OPA test strips. Through Dec. 31, 2008, Metrex is offering a Super-Value Plus Package at no extra charge in each case of MetriCide OPA Plus Solution ordered.2 Along with the four one-gallon bottles of MetriCide OPA Plus Solution contained in the case, the Super-Value Plus Package includes 100 MetriCide OPA Plus Solution Test Strips, a 2-ounce sample of EmPowerÂ® Dual-Enzymatic Detergent for instrument pre-cleaning, and a test strip log book, all at a price well below what you would expect to pay for just the four gallons of OPA solution.
MetriCide OPA Plus Solution is non-corrosive, gentle on endoscopes or other surgical instruments, and provides a broad spectrum of kill including Tuberculosis, Hepatitis A (AER), hepatitis B, HIV-1 and polio Virus Type 1. Exceptionally fast and effective, it disinfects at 25Â°C in 5 minutes in a legally marketed automatic endoscope reprocessor and at room temperature (20Â°C) in 12 minutes with manual reprocessing. This faster turnaround ensures greater staff productivity and instrument throughput, especially important in high-volume situations. MetriCide OPA Plus Solution does not require activation or dilution and may be reused for up to 14 days (when monitored according to label instructions for use).
Â When our customers speak, we listen, says Metrex president Todd Norbe. They asked for an OPA alternative at a better value and we have responded. This product not only offers enhanced performance, but major cost savings with our Super-Value Plus Package. With our reputation for superior customer service and high-quality infection-prevention brands such as MetriCideÂ®, CaviCideÂ®, VioNexusÂ®, CaviWipes and EmPowerÂ®, MetriCide OPA Plus Solution effectively positions Metrex as a true one-stop shop for Protecting People across all disinfectant categories and infection prevention needs.
Source: Metrex Corporation