Clinell Universal (Wipes) and Clinell Sporicidal (Wipes) are proven effective against coronaviruses including COVID-19 in a 60 second contact time.
GAMA Healthcare tested Clinell Universal and Clinell Sporicidal against MERS-coronavirus, not a surrogate, at Microbac Laboratory. Microbac are a Biosafety Level 3 Laboratory in USA that were granted a permit from the CDC to test against a clinical isolate from the Middle East outbreak of coronavirus using EN14476.
Wuhan coronavirus is also known as ‘novel coronavirus (nCoV)’ and ‘2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV)’. It’s an emerging strain from the same family as those that cause ‘Middle-East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV)’ and those responsible for the SARS outbreak in 2003.
The novel coronavirus was first identified on the 7th of January 2020 and the situation is still rapidly evolving. Healthcare providers, national and international organisations are still deliberating. We will be responding to the situation as it develops. This email addresses the efficacy of Clinell Universal Wipes (‘green wipes’) and Clinell Sporicidal Wipes (‘red wipes’) against COVID19.
Choosing the right wipe
Clinell Universal Wipes (in green packaging) are effective against coronavirus including COVID-19 in just 60 seconds of contact time.
Clinell Sporicidal Wipes (in red packaging) are fully virucidal. They’re also effective against coronaviruses including COVID-19 in a 60 second contact time.
Both are validated against EN14476.
Unless otherwise indicated, it’s not necessary to move up to Clinell Sporicidal Wipes to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Clinell Universal Wipes excel against coronavirus including COVID-19.
60 second efficacy
As both products are effective in 60 seconds, it’s important to understand contact time. Contact time is the length of time the surface being disinfected must remain wet for the disinfectant to work.
Both Clinell Universal Wipes and Clinell Sporicidal Wipes are formulated to keep surfaces wet for the whole contact time. It’s important for users to remember to discard the wipe they’re using as it becomes dry or soiled.
No pre-cleaning required
Both Clinell Universal Wipes and Clinell Sporicidal Wipes are single-step detergent/disinfectant wipes. That means they clean and disinfect in a single action.
This reduces the opportunity for user error and makes sure we’re always delivering an effective dose of disinfectant.
When to use
For more information about COVID-19, please see your local infection prevention team or the latest national or international guidance. World Health Organisation, Centres for Disease Control and Public Health England.
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