Tristel Trio Wipes System

Tristel Sporicidal Wipes are designed specifically for the high-level disinfection of non-lumened medical devices. They are non-woven wipes impregnated with Tristel Base solution (citric acid). Tristel’s proprietary chlorine dioxide chemistry is generated by applying Tristel Activator Foam (sodium chlorite) onto the wipe.

Tristel Sporicidal Wipes can be included in the Tristel Quality Audit Trail to record the complete decontamination process.


The Tristel Trio Wipes System is a comprehensive solution for the decontamination of semi-critical, non-lumened medical devices. It combines cleaning, high-level disinfection and rinsing.

The Tristel Trio Wipes System allows you to decontaminate at point of use, eliminating the need to send devices to the Central Sterilisation Services Department (CSSD). With the Tristel Trio Wipes System, decontamination takes a matter of minutes, helping to increase patient throughput.

The Tristel Trio Wipes System consists of an Activator Foam and three Wipes. When used in sequence, they perform the decontamination procedure:

Cleaning – The Tristel Pre-Clean Wipe is impregnated with a triple enzymatic detergent, to remove organic matter.

High-Level Disinfection – The Tristel Sporicidal Wipe combines with the Tristel Activator Foam to create chlorine dioxide, a high-level disinfectant that eliminates microorganisms from medical device surfaces in 30 seconds.

Rinsing – The Tristel Rinse Wipe is impregnated with sterile water to remove any chemical residue from medical device surfaces after high-level disinfection.

The Tristel Trio Wipes System provides a complete three-step decontamination procedure that complies with guidelines such as HTM 01:06, HIS ICMD and ENT UK.


Use the Tristel Trio Wipes System to decontaminate semi-critical, non-lumened medical devices such as:

  • Nasendoscopes
  • Transoesophageal echocardiography probes (TOE/TEE)
  • Endocavity transducers (transvaginal/transrectal)
  • Laryngoscopes
  • Intubation endoscopes and rigid optics
  • Manometry catheters
  • Ophthalmic medical devices



The Tristel Trio Wipes System has been tested and proven to be compatible with the instruments of major manufacturers including GE Healthcare, Philips, Samsung Healthcare, BK Medical, Canon Medical Systems, Siemens Healthineers, and Karl Storz.

For more information on our compatibility testing, please view our Compatibility Guide.


The Tristel Trio Wipes System can be traced using the Tristel Quality Audit Trail Record Book.

The Tristel Quality Audit Trail Record Book is a paper-based traceability system that documents each decontamination procedure.



The Tristel Sporicidal Wipe utilises Tristel’s proprietary chlorine dioxide chemistry, a well-documented and highly effective biocide.

The Tristel Sporicidal Wipe is impregnated with Tristel Base Solution (citric acid) and the Tristel Activator Foam is a dilute solution of sodium chlorite. When mixed upon applying the Activator Foam onto the Wipe and scrunching together, chlorine dioxide chemistry is generated.

Chlorine dioxide does not form hazardous by-products or halogenated compounds and all three Wipes and Activator Foam are classed as non-hazardous under the Classification, Labelling and Packaging Regulation (CLP).

Due to the way chlorine dioxide breaks down and destroys microorganisms, resistance cannot develop over time. Find out more about the mode of action of chlorine dioxide here.


The activated Tristel Sporicidal Wipe is a high-level disinfectant and is proven effective against a wide range of microorganisms in 30 seconds, including:

  • Human papillomavirus (HPV)
  • SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19)
  • Bacillus subtilis
  • Clostridium sporogenes
  • Mycobacterium tuberculosis
  • Mycobacterium avium
  • Aspergillus brasiliensis
  • Candida albicans
  • Adenovirus
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Herpes Simplex Virus type 1


What is Human papillomavirus (HPV)?

HPV is a group of non-enveloped DNA viruses. There are 14 HPV types which are considered high-risk and are responsible for approximately 99% of cervical cancer cases and over 90% of oropharyngeal cancer cases.

Research conducted by Meyers et al., (2020) demonstrates that the Tristel Sporicidal Wipe is effective against infectious HPV types 16 and 18, on a transvaginal ultrasound probe and a nasendoscope in 30 seconds.

What is SARS-CoV-2?

SARS-CoV-2 is a severe acute respiratory syndrome virus and the strain of coronavirus responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic.

Coronaviruses are a group of airborne viruses that spread via respiratory droplets. These droplets can be directly transmitted to a new host or indirectly via contaminated surfaces.

Testing demonstrates that Tristel’s proprietary chlorine dioxide chemistry is effective against SARS-CoV-2 in 30 seconds.


The Tristel Trio Wipes System passes local regulatory requirements for Australia and New Zealand.

The Tristel Trio Wipes System has received a licence from the Health Department of the People’s Republic of China and approval from the Russian Ministry of Health for import and sales in the Russian Federation. Other approvals include Hong Kong, Israel, Turkey and Saudi Arabia.

Product Options

The Tristel Trio Wipes System provides 50 decontamination procedures. Every box contains 50 of each of the three Wipes (150 Wipes in total) and a 100ml bottle of Activator Foam. The Tristel Trio Wipes System is available to purchase with the Tristel Quality Audit Trial Record book or Tristel 3T.

The Tristel Pre-Clean Wipes, Tristel Sporicidal Wipes and Tristel Rinse Wipes are available to order in individual boxes containing 50 Wipes. The Tristel Sporicidal Wipes are supplied with a 100ml bottle of Tristel Activator Foam.

Please note, the Tristel Activator Foam cannot be ordered separately, as the Activator Foam and Wipes from every box are validated as a pair. 


After-sales Support

Product training is an essential part of guideline compliance and is crucial to the correct implementation of any decontamination protocol.

Tristel’s Training Portal can be accessed at a time and place convenient for you.

To complement our Training Portal, Tristel’s team of Sales Representatives offer online or on-site training, product rollout and audit support for your healthcare facility. Speak to a member of our team to find out more.

Other support materials include User Guides and Wall Charts, which can be found within the Resources section.