Anachem Introduces Virkon® in NEW Tablet Form for One Step Cleaning and Disinfecting


Virkon®, the tried, tested and proven high level disinfectant is now available in a handy and convenient tablet formulation from Anachem. Virkon provides totally effective infection control for all laboratory surfaces, equipment and instruments. It will even eliminate antibiotic resistant organisms, such as MRSA, from the clinical environment. Each Virkon tablet dissolved in 500ml of water provides a 1% working solution that is ready to use in minutes.

This rapid, user friendly chemical disinfectant kills 99.999% of organisms in less than 10 minutes. Virkon has been tested by leading UK laboratories and has proven effective against drug-resistant (and non-resistant) Staphylococcus aureus, as well as environmentally transmitted viruses such as Noroviruses and blood borne viruses, such as Hepatitis A, B, C and HIV.

Virkon is a non-toxic, non-sensitising and biodegradable, it is non-chlorine based, with an exceptional safety profile. Pleasant to use with a faint lemon odour and self indicating colour. Virkon has all the attributes of a disinfectant for use in a healthcare environment in close proximity to patients. Virkon has no noxious vapour to cause irritation to eyes and respiratory tract.

Benefits include user and environmental safety - no fumes or vapour as it does not evolve chlorine when prepared. Broad spectrum high level efficacy, environmentally sound, through biodegradability and compatible with a wide range of materials including stainless steel, plastic and rubber.

Virkon is available in 5 kilo powder drums for large scale use, 500gm shaker packs for direct application to body fluids, 50 gm sachets for unit dose preparation of 5 litre volumes or 5gm tablets for small volume applications. Virkon in all forms is dissolved in tap water to form a solution effective up to 5 days or as indicated by the colour of the solution, which fades when nearing its use-life limit.

Anachem is the leading distributor of scientific equipment to the laboratory community in the U.K. and Ireland with over thirty years of technical expertise and innovation. Today, Anachem exclusively represents suppliers such as Gilson, Rainin, MatriCal, SSI ,Treff and Vitlab, offering world renowned manual liquid handling products, plastics and consumables backed by unprecedented quality of service and support.

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Posted on June 22, 2005