LifeClean is a broad microbicidal disinfectant with sporicidal effect
Up until now, there has been no effective way of eliminating Clostridium difficile spores. LifeClean is a groundbreaking surface disinfectant that shows a very high elimination of Clostridium difficile. In addition, LifeClean shows full protection against other serious pathogens such as MRSA, ESBL, VRE, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Acinetobacter, and Norovirus.
A complete line of products for basic/routine & outbreak disinfection LifeClean should always be chosen for the elimination of endospores, such as Clostridium difficile. Daily use gives full protection against viruses and multidrug-resistant bacteria; it can, therefore, be used to fulfill the needs of health care providers’ basic hygienic routines. Disinfectant – For basic surface disinfection and decontamination routines
Advantages of LifeClean
Ready to use straight from the bottle
LifeClean is ready to be used straight from the bottle.
The solution works both as an all-purpose cleaning solution and as a surface disinfectant for complete elimination of spores, viruses, and multidrug-resistant bacteria.
Please note that LifeClean must not be diluted by any other solution or fluid.
LifeClean is clinically proven to eliminate Clostridium difficile at short contact times, which is something no other solution on the market can achieve.
More gentle to the environment
LifeClean consists of the traditionally used chemical chlorine dioxide.
The solution is in normal quantities harmless for both people and the environment, since chlorine dioxide, unlike chlorine, does not react as easily with other elements and therefore does not form toxic compounds like chlorine.
Normal workwear can be used, rooms can be used right after the sanitation process has taken place, and the solution can be flushed through the normal sewage system.
The LifeClean solution is proven to not be more harmful than alcohol hand disinfectants when it was tested for toxicological effect on skin cells by Dr. Torbjörn Norén (Örebro University Hospital).
LifeClean is a unique, patent-pending chlorine dioxide-based solution.
LifeClean smells less than many leading solutions on the market.
Decontamination, following the using instruction for small surfaces, can be performed in the presence of patients and staff.
Full effect within 2 minutes
LifeClean’s short contact time facilitates and makes it easier for users to perform their tasks
LifeClean superior in comparative trials
In the absence of a standardized European test for disinfection of surfaces, a method has been developed at the University Hospital in Orebro in the form of a carrier test with highly concentrated bacterial isolates and a contact time which is rinsed off with 250 mL NaCl solution and subsequent membrane filtration and spore cultivation. An inoculated surface is mechanically cleaned and standardized and all culture results are compared against a water control.
In every conducted test, LifeClean is showing good eliminating abilities. Comparative trials, with the purpose of reaching a complete spore elimination effect, have been tested with comparable products from the market and with the concentration levels specified by the manufacturers. In all tests, LifeClean has shown to be superior.
How does LifeClean work on Clostridium difficile?
Clostridium difficile is an anaerobe, spore creating, intestinal bacteria that may cause mild diarrhea (CDI) as life-threatening inflammation on the large intestine. The primary risk group is elderly patients that are treated with antibiotics. Clostridium difficile is one of the toughest spores to kill since the bacterium is protected by an extremely resilient spore wall (image 1).
It has been noted during repeated scientific testing that when the Clostridium difficile spore comes into contact with LifeClean, the walls of the spore are immediately made thinner by the formula. Within seconds the spore wall begins to burst (image 2), which causes the formula to enter the spore and generates a chemical reaction that stops the bacteria’s ability to grow. When the spore wall has been penetrated by the formula the spore is eliminated by conventional techniques, through the chloride dioxide-based gas that kills the bacteria (image 3). All this takes place within 60 seconds.
1. Clostridium difficile’s tough spore wall protects the bacteria against e.g. other solutions for surface sanitation available on the market
2. During contact with LifeClean the spore walls are made thinner immediately, which allows the formula to enter, and thus the killing process has begun.
3. The bacterium dies within 60 seconds because of the chlorine dioxide gas of LifeClean.
Effective against other nosocomial infections
Other Nosocomial infections that can be reduced with the aid of LifeClean ranges from the winter vomit bug to the causative microbe chronic wounds: the pathogens that risk being spread due to a lack of working hygienic routines are causing both small and great suffering.
Multi-drug resistant bacteria is a great problem for health care providers and represents a threat since these infections are often very hard to treat and the effects of antibiotics are many times poor.
Environmentally friendly chlorine dioxide-based solution
The only existing solutions with some spore eliminating effect, with the long contact time, have thus far been hypochlorite based. But the use of that substance has decreased, due to its negative impact on the environment such as its corroding effect and strong odor, which makes it difficult to use in areas where patients are present. When we developed the product, we identified chlorine dioxide as the solution.
Thanks to a unique combination of additive substances, we managed to create and gain a patent on the LifeClean product.
LifeClean is in normal quantities harmless for both people and the environment, since chlorine dioxide, unlike chlorine, does not react as easily with other elements and therefore does not form any toxic compounds like chlorine.
Normal work wear can be used, rooms can be used right after the sanitation process has taken place, and the solution can be flushed through the normal sewage system.
”In conclusion, LifeClean has shown a very good elimination effect
on Clostridium difficile spores in extremely concentrated
spore suspensions that have stuck to a surface”
Torbjörn Norén SENIOR SPECIALIST PHYSICIAN INFECTION CONTROL, UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL OF ÖREBRO
KEEP THE FOLLOWING IN MIND
- LifeClean can always be used according to local hygiene and cleaning regulations.
- Employees working with our products, in areas with the presence of multidrug-resistant bacteria, must always use protective gloves.
- Running water or eye-shower(s) must be present and readily available.
- The product line of LifeClean consists of a unique formulation which must not be diluted or mixed with any other cleaning solution or fluid.