On-Site Beta-Lactam Equipment & Lab Decontamination
It is crucial that equipment and laboratories used in the production of beta-lactam antibiotics be thoroughly decontaminated before they are used for any other purpose. Residual beta-lactam compounds could contaminate subsequent products, possibly leading to dangerous allergic reactions and other adverse effects. Due to the difficulty of eliminating beta-lactam compounds from laboratories and equipment, it is common practice to avoid their reuse for anything but antibiotic production.
At Inspirion Biosciences, we feature on-site decontamination services that use chlorine dioxide gas. It has been shown to be effective at eliminating beta-lactam compounds from equipment and facilities used in the production of penicillin, cephalosporin, and similar beta-lactam-based antibiotics. Our company serves clients throughout Maryland, Virginia, and the Washington, DC area. We provide a full range of decontamination services for laboratories, medical facilities, commercial buildings, vehicles, equipment, and more, and well as consultation services to help businesses manage health and safety threats and develop effective BioRisk management procedures.
To learn more about our beta-lactam equipment and laboratory decontamination services, call (301) 631-8470 to speak with our experts today or contact us online.
Why Decontamination of Beta-Lactam Equipment is Important
Antibiotics like penicillin use a beta-lactam ring that interferes in the production of cell walls in bacteria, weakening the cells and preventing bacterial reproduction. Such antibiotics have proven quite effective at treating and eliminating infections, but in a small percentage of patients, adverse reactions can occur, ranging from diarrhea and rashes to anaphylaxis or more serious conditions. People who experience reactions to penicillin and related antibiotics are often sensitive to other compounds containing beta-lactams.
To avoid adverse reactions, it is important to either avoid the reuse of equipment used in beta-lactam production for other purposes or thoroughly decontaminate the equipment and facilities prior to reuse. Any cross contamination of new products with beta-lactam compounds could be potentially dangerous, leading to health risks, liabilities, and potential recalls.
Our Beta-Lactam Equipment Decontamination Services
When you need effective cleaning and decontamination of laboratories and equipment used in beta-lactam production, turn to our team at Inspirion Biosciences. Our process uses chlorine dioxide, a safe, effective sterilant that is registered with the EPA. As a true gas with molecules that are much smaller than the pathogens it kills, chlorine dioxide can reach deep into the cracks and crevices where bacteria and viruses collect, achieving a virtually 100% kill rate for bacteria, viruses, fungal spores, bacterial spores, and more.
Chlorine dioxide leaves behind no toxic residues, it is not a known carcinogen, and it can even penetrate water, decontaminating both the water and the surfaces it is in contact with. The gas will decontaminate all the surfaces of laboratory equipment and laboratory facilities, and it will travel deep into HVAC ducts, plenum spaces, and other hard-to-reach locations. It is safe for use on plastics, stainless steel, aluminum, glass, and more, and it will not harm sensitive electronics or damage seals and gaskets.
With decontamination by chlorine dioxide gas, it is now possible to reuse laboratories and equipment used in beta-lactam production. This not only saves money on new equipment, it also makes the production process safer and more flexible.
To learn more about the benefits of our beta-lactam decontamination services for your facility, talk to our experts today by calling (301) 631-8470 or visiting us online.
On-Site Decontamination Services in Maryland, Virginia & Washington, DC
When you need an experienced, professional team to decontaminate your beta-lactam equipment and laboratory facilities, choose Inspirion Biosciences. We serve clients throughout the DC metro area and beyond, and we are available to help on your schedule. We offer on-site decontamination, mobile decontamination, and more, as often as you need it, and we are equipped to handle facilities of all sizes.
Contact us today at (301) 631-8470 or visit us online to schedule decontamination services for your laboratory or commercial facility today.