What is the most common cleaning technique used in medical device manufacturing?
The most common cleaning technique in medical device manufacturing is to use heated ultrasonics followed by suitable purity of water rinsing. Depending on the types of residues, sometimes an alkaline clean is used first to remove all oily residues, followed by a brief rinse to prevent dragout and then an acid cleaner to remove alkaline insoluble inorganic residues. This two step cleaning is then followed by a thorough rinse.
The critical cleaning experts at Alconox, Inc have specially formulated brands for this two step process: Liquinox, an alkaline cleaner, followed by Citranox, an acid cleaner. These brands are fast acting and penetrating ultrasonic cleaners that rinse away residue free.
Alconox cleaners are available globally with consistent formulations and are GMP compliant. Downloadable certificates of analysis, technical bulletins, MSDS, trace analysis, and inhibitory residue testing are available from the Alconox website at Alconox.com. For biocompatibility & toxicity data, shelf life information, residue sampling techniques, validation information and ingredient disclosure please contact validation support.