A safer and more efficient approach to biological safety cabinet decontamination  

STERIS Life Sciences VHP X10 Biodecontamination Unit offers portable, fast and cost-effective results

The VHP X10 designed for mobile decontamination

STERIS Corporation has added the VHP X10 to its VHP portfolio of biodecontamination units.

Designed for mobile decontamination of clean, dry, sealed Class II Type A2 biological safety cabinets and other small enclosures, the VHP X10 can process multiple cabinets per day. Users can expect to achieve a minimum of a 6-log minimum bioburden reduction throughout BSCs in as little as 2–7 hours.

The all-in-one unit and its X-Phase hardware technology enables pre-heating, dehumidification, conditioning, biodecontamination and aeration in an all-in-one unit design.

The X10 is also easy to use with three factory-programmed cycles: 3-4’, 5-6’ and XL for biological safety cabinet size.

Packaged in a rugged transport case with retractable handle and wheels for easy transportation, the X10 is available as a multi-lingual unit (English, French, German and Spanish).

This biodecontamination unit uses the STERIS proprietary Vaprox 59 hydrogen peroxide sterilant — a 59% hydrogen peroxide aqueous solution that is registered with the US EPA and European Biocidal Products Regulation. Additionally, VaproxLink technology utilises radio frequency identification to automatically identify sterilant and verify expiration date.

Introduced more than 20 years ago, the STERIS VHP process technology is a more environmentally benign choice over formaldehyde or chlorine oxide processes. The low-temp hydrogen peroxide dry vapour destroys a wide range of microorganisms including bacterial spores, viruses and fungi. The VHP technology does not condense on surfaces, making it a unique choice for sensitive materials including electronic equipment, HEPA filters, and painted surfaces.

“Customer feedback was integral to creating a product that solves challenges for both certifiers and end users,” says Derek Newbould, Product Manager for STERIS Life Sciences.

The VHP X10 Biodecontamination Unit is only to be operated by trained and certified applicators who have successfully completed the STERIS training and certification course for applicators of Vaprox 59 hydrogen peroxide sterilant and the VHP X10 Biodecontamination system operator course.

 

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