Tristel Sporicidal Wipes

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.

They are CE Marked and TGA approved as a Class IIb Medical Device.

Description

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.

They are CE Marked and TGA approved as a Class IIb Medical Device.

Applications

Use the Tristel Sporicidal Wipes to high-level disinfect 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

 

Chemistry

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.

Efficacy

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.

Product Options

The Tristel Sporicidal 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. 

Tristel Sporicidal Wipes NHSSC Code: FAL 509

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.

Resources