Vaccines have always been important, but since the pandemic began, their demand, discussion and distribution have soared. This increase means it’s more essential than ever to ensure the highest standards of cleanliness from the research to the manufacturing to the distribution of vaccines. 

If you’ve read our recent blog, you know how we support COVID-19 vaccine manufacturers with our dedicated customer care, our cleanroom expansion and the way our chemical solutions facilitate compliance. 

It’s important for vaccines to be made and kept in the correct conditions so they remain stable and sterile. Contamination may harm the recipient, and could even change the structure of the vaccines themselves.

Ensuring a vaccine environment is clean can feel overwhelming. That’s why we’ve got a rundown of the basics and one key tip to simplify the process. 

4 Step Recap for a Clean Vaccine Cleanroom

  • Cleaning: Before you begin disinfection, use a neutral detergent to ensure that surfaces are clean of visible soiling. 
  • Disinfection: Using an alcohol based product, with IPA or denatured ethanol, is ideal for killing bacteria and viruses. 
  • Sporicide: To target spores/microbes, a sporicide must be used.
  • Rinsing: Use sterile high purity water to remove any residue. 

How to simplify the process

One key factor in making your cleaning and disinfection routine simpler is the products you use. So, what should you be looking for?

A good start would be to consider which sizes and application methods would make cleaning easiest for you. For example, trigger sprays can make distributing a product easier, and wipes that are pre-impregnated can cut out a step in your routine altogether.

Even more important than this, is having products that work effectively, first time, every time. Not only does this efficacy ensure you don’t have to repeat steps, it also gives you peace of mind, so you can spend less time worrying about potential contamination. This is a particular strength of IPA products. 

IPA Products

IPA products, also known as isopropanol or isopropyl alcohol products, are vital in the disinfection process as they are incredibly effective at killing bacteria and viruses. 

You know you should be using IPA products, but do you know how to tell quality IPA products from those that may be ineffective? 

Our previous blog tells you how to gauge the quality of IPA solutions.  

Do you want effective IPA products to keep your vaccine cleanroom disinfected? Our range of IPA solutions kill 99.99% of bacteria and enveloped viruses, and meets the benchmarks of quality in the blog linked above. These include validations to international standards, with an appropriate IPA percentage and stringent efficacy testing. All these factors make our IPA products ideal for vaccine cleanroom environments.

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