The Future in High Level Disinfection
of Ultrasound probes
Antigermix is a High Level Disinfection System that uses Photonic UV-C
light to effectively and efficiently high level disinfect all ultrasound probes, including Cardiac TOE Probes
Using UV-C Light complete High Level Disinfection is achieved in
No harsh chemicals. No ongoing consumables. Earth Friendly solution.
No complicated steps involved. No warm-up times or purge cycles. Just one button press.
Internationally and locally validated.
TGA and AS/NZ 4187:2014 Compliant.
The DIAS Advisory Committee has reviewed the documentation relating to the listing of these devices on the ARTG and has concluded that the devices conform to standards equivalent to TGO54 in regards to high level disinfection and if used, can be considered to meet the requirements of Standard 1.6.
100% Automatic Audit trial
Complies with AS/NZ 4187:2014 requirements. Using unique RF ID Tag technology the Antigermix automatically recognises and traces unique identification of each probe (I.e. serial number) via inbuilt Germitrac Software.
How does UV-C work?
Antigermix® has low-pressure UV-C tubes which emit high-intensity radiation in the invisible wavelength known as ‘Ultraviolet Type C’ which has a biocidal peak at 254nm.
The energy of the photons penetrates the cell walls of microorganisms (bacteria, viruses, and spores) to be absorbed by DNA, RNA and the proteins which are then destroyed by four concurrent mechanisms:
Photohydration: the water molecules are pushed into the DNA and prevent its transcription
Photosplitting: strands of DNA are split apart
Photodimerization: the DNA bases fuse inappropriately
Photocrosslinking: the cell walls are damaged and this causes cell lysis (breaking down of the membrane and death of the cell)
Are your Patients Protected?
Endocavity ultrasound probes are commonly used as part of the clinical exam. These include transvaginal, transrectal and transoesophageal studies which are all areas commonly infected with the human papillomavirus (HPV). Thus transducers used for these studies are highly susceptible to contamination by HPV, and it has been demonstrated that these probes can remain contaminated with high-risk HPV even when approved disinfection protocols have been performed.
Antigermix S1 device showed excellent efficacy against HPV16 and HPV18 as compared to other High Level Disinfection Methods.