9th June 2020 Content supplied by: Merck Millipore
Is it Clean? Be Sure. ATP Testing & Sanitation
Multidrug-resistant microorganisms and the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic have raised public awareness of the need to control the spread of infectious diseases. It is becoming ever more important that healthcare professionals and public services monitor the effectiveness of cleaning and disinfection procedures used in hospitals, medical establishments, and high touch point surfaces in public places.
The MVP ICON® is a quick and easy-to-use system to verify the effectiveness of cleaning and disinfection procedures on a routine basis. The system is intended to measure the amount of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) in samples from cleaned surfaces, thereby providing a quantifiable indication of cleaning effectiveness and adequate removal of environmental, even if viruses like SARS-CoV-2 are not directly detected.1
Results are obtained in 18 seconds and automatically stored for subsequent evaluation. The proven MVP ICON® system is used by thousands of lab technicians and microbiologists around the globe.
1 Sifuentes L.Y., Fankem, S.L.M., Reynolds, K., Tamimi, A.K., Gerba, C.P., Koenig, D. (2017): Use of ATP Readings to Predict a Successful Hygiene Intervention in the Workplace to Reduce the Spread of Viruses on Fomites. Food Environ Virol 9:14–19
Date Published: 9th June 2020
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