STERIS Launches Revital-Ox Product Line for Endoscopy-Related Reprocessing

STERIS Corporation announces the launch of a new segment of consumable products specifically designed for the reprocessing needs of endoscopy customers. The Revital-Ox line addresses all aspects of the process, from pre-cleaning and transport through cleaning and disinfecting. The new line includes eight products: Revital-Ox 2X Concentrate Enzymatic Detergent, Enzymatic Sponges, D-Sponge, Bedside Complete, and Endoscopy Brushes; Revital-Ox Resert® XL HLD High Level Disinfectant, and the Revital-Ox rigid and flexible container systems.

What we are launching is much more than a brush or a sponge we have added a unique family of compatible products and formulations that have been designed to work exceptionally well in endoscopy environments, says Chris Antonucci, product manager in STERISs Infection Prevention Technologies division. "The new Revital-Ox line was thoughtfully built to address three challenging areas for endoscopy processing areas: patient, staff, device and environmental safety; materials management constraints; and productivity needs.

Specifically, the Revital-Ox formulations and accessories help to:
1. Improve safety for patients, staff, devices and the environment. Using formulation science and advanced design technologies, STERIS looked at how to optimize safety in areas where there were gaps. For example, they incorporated chelating agents to help protect instruments; developed chemistries and component materials that were biodegradable to help protect the environment, and designed single-use accessories to help prevent cross-contamination.
2. Improve the purchasing/materials management experience. Endoscopy and GI Labs have typically been faced with securing their reprocessing supplies, systems and chemistries from a variety of sources, since few manufacturers supply everything that is needed for the complete endoscope reprocessing cycle. By providing endoscopy facilities with a single family of compatible, thoroughly tested technologies and consumables that work seamlessly together,  from one leading industry source, STERIS expects to help facilities streamline the purchasing process and experience cost savings and consistent performance from their endoscope reprocessing products.
3. Support high productivity. The number of endoscope procedures is increasing by approximately 5 percent annually (Market Data Study, 2010). In order to help endoscopy customers keep pace with more intense scheduling, the Revital-Ox family includes fast-acting enzymatic formulations that require shorter soak times. Revital-Ox formulations also offer longer use life, which makes them cost-effective and efficient. Revital-Oxs High Level Disinfectant, Resert, can also support shorter AER cycle times over all, which will allow more cycles to be run per day. In addition, the Revital-Ox Bedside Complete pre-cleaning kit brings everything needed for effective pre-cleaning together right at the bedside, for a highly efficient process.