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Olympus Introduces New Peracetic Acid Solution for Rapid High-Level Disinfection
Date:12/7/2011

CENTER VALLEY, Pa., Dec. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Olympus, a precision technology leader in designing and delivering innovative solutions in Medical and Surgical Products, among other core businesses, announces the release of Acecide®-C, a new, peracetic acid-based high-level disinfectant and sterilant. Designed exclusively for use in the Olympus Endoscope Reprocessor, the OER-Pro, Acecide-C provides high-level disinfection in just seven minutes, making it the fastest-acting, room-temperature peracetic acid solution on the market.

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Co-developed by Olympus and Saraya Co., Ltd. (manufactured by Best Sanitizers, Inc.), Acecide-C High-Level Disinfectant and Sterilant is an aldehyde-free, liquid chemical germicide designed for exclusive use with the OER-Pro. It has been tested and approved by Olympus for material compatibility with the OER-Pro and Olympus flexible endoscopes. With a20°C (68°F) use temperature, Acecide-C protects equipment using non-heated chemistry while saving on energy costs and reducing the overall OER-Pro cycle time to just 26 minutes.

Further time-saving convenience is provided by Acecide-C's unique, easy-to-handle cassette bottles, which deliver quicker and easier loading while minimizing staff exposure to the disinfectant thus increasing safety for the operator. In addition, time-saving test strips can check the solution's efficacy in just 13 seconds. Acecide-C, once loaded into the OER-Pro, can be used up to five days or when the minimum recommended concentration of 2000 ppm has been reached, whichever comes first.

"Superior infection control solutions are of the utmost importance in the healthcare industry. The introduction of Acecide-C provides our OER-Pro customers with another fast and effective option to meet their reprocessing needs while protecting their valuable equipment," commented Rick Harbuck, Group Vice President, Endoscopy Division for Olympus America. "We are pleased to collaborate with Saraya Co., Ltd., a recognized leader in the sanitation and healthcare industry, to enhance solutions for our customers, ultimately leading to better patient care."

"The combination of Acecide-C with the Olympus OER-Pro gives a nearly perfect combination of ease of use, maximum microbiological efficacy, processing efficiency, instrument compatibility, and user and patient safety," says Duncan Badertscher, the Director of R&D at Best Sanitizers, Inc.

About Olympus Medical Systems' Cleaning and Disinfection Products

Olympus develops procedure solutions for healthcare professionals that help improve outcomes and enhance quality of life for their patients. Coupled with our delivery of superior Medical and Surgical Products, Olympus also provides a proprietary line of Cleaning and Disinfection Products for the flexible endoscopy market, including the OER-Pro Endoscope Reprocessor and ALDAHOL®, EndoQuick, and Acecide-C solutions.

For more information about Olympus America, visit www.olympusamerica.com.

For more information about our Cleaning and Disinfection Products, click here.

About Best Sanitizers, Inc. and Saraya Co., Ltd.
Since 1995, Best Sanitizers, Inc. has become a recognized industry leader as an innovator in alcohol sanitizing technology. Today, with products including hand and surface sanitizers, wiping systems, hand soaps and a variety of dispensing systems ranging from battery operated to industrial-strength stainless steel, Best Sanitizers has a solution to help eliminate the spread of harmful pathogens in any environment. Best Sanitizers' partner company, Saraya Co., Ltd., was founded in 1952 with a mission focused on sustainable public health and hygiene, and it has emerged as a recognized market leader in the sanitation and healthcare industry. www.bestsanitizers.com and­ http://worldwide.saraya.com

Media Contacts

Megan Longenderfer | Olympus | (484) 896-5579 | megan.longenderfer@olympus.com

Brett Boyle | Best Sanitizers, Inc. | (530) 265-1800 | bboyle@bestsanitizers.com

Duncan Badertscher | Saraya Co Ltd. | (530) 432-7460 | duncan@global.saraya.com

Note to Editors: high-resolution product images are available upon request.

Olympus' OER-Pro and Acecide-C have 510K clearance within the US and the equivalent within Canada.

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