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Clorox Healthcare Spore* Defense Cleaner Disinfectant – First Sporicidal Solution For Clorox Total 360 System

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Clorox Healthcare Spore* Defense Cleaner Disinfectant is a ready-to-use, low odor bleach that kills C. difficile in five minutes.

Clorox Healthcare has announced the first sporicidal solution, Clorox Healthcare Spore Defense Cleaner Disinfectant, available through the Clorox® Total 360® System, an electrostatic sprayer that combines proven electrostatic technology with trusted Clorox® solutions to easily provide superior coverage in even the hardest-to-reach places.

Clorox Healthcare Spore Defense Cleaner Disinfectant is a low fragrance bleach that kills C. diff in five minutes in addition to 42 other pathogens and can be used in sensitive patient settings. In turn, this new product provides healthcare professionals a facility-wide solution by ensuring C. diff spores, among other pathogens, are killed on hard, non-porous surfaces in patient rooms, in operating rooms, and on transport equipment often missed during manual cleaning.

Disinfecting surfaces in hospitals is challenging and time-consuming work. Research suggests only 50 percent of surfaces in patient rooms and operating rooms are effectively disinfected.¹ Proper disinfection of portable and shared medical equipment is also an important component of infection prevention as this equipment frequently becomes contaminated with healthcare-associated pathogens. In addition, such equipment often has irregular and difficult-to-clean surfaces resulting in suboptimal manual cleaning and disinfection.

In fact, a study conducted by Curtis Donskey, MD, Infectious Disease Specialist, Louis Stokes Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center, found medical equipment was not disinfected after use 90 percent of the time. Sampling also showed that 27.5 percent of mobile equipment had one or more pathogens on them. These results demonstrate that mobile equipment is frequently used, infrequently cleaned, and can serve as a vector for the dissemination of pathogens.²

“Through this study, it became abundantly clear that healthcare facilities needed an efficient solution to help prevent the transmission of healthcare-associated pathogens from portable medical equipment,” said Lynda Lurie, Director of Marketing, Clorox Professional Products Company. “Clorox Healthcare Spore Defense Cleaner Disinfectant through the Clorox® Total 360® System makes a challenging, but imperative task easier for end-users while also providing complete coverage. Healthcare facilities can finally rest assured knowing they covered the germ hot spots often missed through manual cleaning.”

The Clorox® Total 360® electrostatic sprayer works by charging and atomizing Clorox Healthcare Spore Defense Cleaner Disinfectant, delivering a powerful flow of charged particles that are attracted to surfaces with a force stronger than gravity. This allows the product to reach and uniformly coat hard, non-porous surfaces including hard-to-reach areas that manual cleaning can often miss.

Clorox Healthcare Spore Defense Cleaner Disinfectant has been extensively tested for efficacy, residue, and worker protection. This solution was developed to be safe to use through the Clorox® Total 360® System and ensure the combined products effectively enhance surface coverage while reducing the time it takes to treat healthcare surfaces.

PROVEN EFFICACY AGAINST HEALTHCARE FACILITIES’ TOUGHEST CHALLENGES

Dr. Donskey examined the efficiency of the sporicidal solution against C. diff reduction on healthcare surfaces in the real-world including wheelchairs, portable equipment, and waiting rooms. Findings showed the Clorox® Total 360®  System with Spore Defense was just as effective as bleach wipes in reducing C. diff spores inoculated on wheelchairs but could be applied in one-fourth of the time, providing healthcare facilities with a rapid and effective means to reduce spore contamination on surfaces like never before.³

“When it comes to the cleaning and disinfection of shared and portable medical equipment such as wheelchairs and gurneys, thoroughness of cleaning is often suboptimal and application can be challenging and time-consuming, especially when surfaces are irregular,” said Donskey. “This is what makes the development of this sporicidal solution and its ability to be used with electrostatic technology a substantial innovation – it provides a solution for healthcare facilities that wasn’t previously possible.”

With broad surface compatibility, low residue profile, 43 pathogen kill claims, and low odor, Clorox Healthcare Spore Defense Cleaner Disinfectant is easily implementable for facility-wide use. Spore Defense also meets the EPA Emerging Viral Pathogen designation for use against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

To learn more about the Donskey studies, please view the white paper/case study here. To learn more about Clorox Healthcare Spore Defense Cleaner Disinfectant and the Clorox® Total 360® System, please visit CloroxHealthcare.com.

Notes
¹ Bhalla A., Pultz N.J., Gries D.M. et al. “Acquisition of Nosocomial Pathogens on Hands After Contact With Environmental Surfaces Near Hospitalized Patients.” Infection Control Hospital Epidemiology. 2004 Feb;25(2): 164–7
² Donskey, C., Study Update: Cleveland VAMC showcases Clorox Total 360 Spore Defense results at IDWeek 2019. Cloroxpro. Accessed April 3, 2020.
³ Donskey, C., Evaluation of a novel sporicidal spray disinfectant for decontamination of surfaces in healthcare. CloroxPro. Accessed April 3, 2020. 
∗ Clostridium difficile spores only

C. diff. Solution Tablets by 3M – EPA Registered To Kill C.diff. Spores In 4 Minutes

On November 21, 2016  3M  shared a press release introducing the

C.diff. Solution Tablets – EPA Registered to Kill C.diff. Spores in 4 minutes.

When most people think of hospitals, they imagine a safe, clean environment where patients can comfortably receive treatments in an effort to get healthy. However, in reality, hospitals can pose potential risks to both patients and staff, through the threat of infections caused by pathogens such as MRSA, E. coli and C. difficile (C. diff.).

 

 

Remarkably, C. diff contributes to nearly 29,000 deaths every year – almost matching the number of deaths caused by influenza.[i] Despite the prevalence of this organism, prevention and containment pose numerous challenges as the spores can survive for weeks on a large variety of surfaces.

To combat the rise of C. diff infections at hospital facilities, 3M recently launched 3M C. diff Solution Tablets, providing a proven, effective alternative to bleach and peracetic acid disinfectants.

Now available for use in the U.S., the new product delivers on effectiveness, efficiency and value, by providing the following:

Effectiveness

  • EPA-registered to kill diff spores in four minutes
  • Effective against Norovirus
  • Safer than bleach and peracetic acid, featuring an NFPA rating of 0,0,0 with no personal protective equipment required at use dilution
  • In-use pH of 5.5 to 6.5, which is closer to neutral than bleach or peracetic acid

Efficiency

  • Dissolves in approximately three minutes with a mild chlorine smell
  • Tablets are available in two sizes for use in large and small containers
  • The product can be applied with a cloth, wipe, mop, or coarse trigger sprayer, and will not bind to common wiping media

Value

  • Costs significantly less than ready-to-use bleach
  • Yields a three-year shelf life in sealed packets, and seven-day shelf life when diluted and stored in a closed container

 

“We are excited to provide our customers with an effective solution for the battle against C. diff,” said Adrian Cook, product marketer for chemicals at 3M Commercial Solutions Division. “The reduction and prevention of infections is an important focus for our customers and we look forward to continuing our work in ensuring safe environments.”

In addition to the new product launch, 3M Commercial Solutions Division also announced the expansion of its Flow Control System product line through the introduction of four additional chemical offerings:

 

  • 3M Quat Disinfectant Cleaner Concentrate 5A
    EPA-registered disinfectant cleaner for use in hospitals. Kills HIV-1, MRSA, VRE, herpes simplex I and II and other pathogens. Rinse-free, pleasant fragrance. 0.5 gallon concentrate bottle yields 107 ready-to-use gallons. 4/case.

 

  • 3M Neutral Quat Disinfectant Cleaner Concentrate 23A
    EPA-registered disinfectant cleaner kills HIV-1, MRSA, VRE, herpes simplex I and II, and other pathogens. Rinse-free, low foaming, neutral pH formula. 0.5 gallon concentrate bottle yields 100 ready-to-use gallons. 4/case.

 

  • Scotchgard Pretreatment Cleaner Concentrate 28A
    Hard-working cleaner for heavily soiled areas of colorfast carpet. Use as a pre-spray prior to extraction or shampooing to loosen soils and stains. 0.5 gallon concentrate bottle yields 26 ready-to-use gallons. 4/case.

 

  • 3M Bathroom Cleaner Concentrate 44A
    Green Seal Certified bathroom cleaner. Removes soap scum and scale from bathroom surfaces. 0.5 gallon concentrate bottle yields 28 ready-to-use gallons. 4/case.

For more information about 3M C. diff Solution Tablets and the 3M Flow Control System, please visit www.3M.com/facility

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*PLEASE NOTE – The C Diff Foundation does not endorse any products and/or clinical study in progress. All website postings are strictly for informational purposes only. Thank  you.

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