Tristel Science

Tristel Science keeps you up to date with the latest developments in infection control, which pathogens to watch out for and how to prevent them. Simply click or tap on the link to download Tristel Science papers.

Cervical Cancer - What you Need to Know

Cervical cancer develops in the cervix and is categorised as the uncontrollable growth of abnormal cells that line the cervix. Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the leading cause for cervical cancer (99%) and is easily spread via skin to skin contact and potentially via the use of contaminated devices. The disinfection of devices used in gynaecology such as transvaginal ultrasound probes and colposcopes is vital in stopping the spread of HPV.

Cervical cancer can develop in women of all ages. HPV vaccination is available to young women an can help prevent 70% of cervical cancer cases. According to WHO, if detected early, cervical cancer is the most successfully treated cancer. 

Antimicrobial Resistance

Antimicrobial resistance is one of the Ten Threats to Global Health 2019 acording to the World Health Organization (WHO). Globally, 700,000 people are estimated to die each year from infections with antimicrobial resistant organisms.Infection prevention can help tackle antimicrobial resistance.

Microbial Threat: Streptococcus pyogenes

Streptococcus pyogenes is a Gram-positive bacterium responsible for over 700 million infections yearly both in children and in adults wordlwide. Streptococcus pyogenes causes group A Streptococcus (GAS) infections and is in the top ten list of pathogenic infections.

Biofilm in device lumens and pipework

Biofilm in the lumens of medical devices and in water pipelines can put patient lives at risk. Chlorine dioxide has been shown to be effective against biofilm and could be used to manage and prevent biofilm formation in device lumens and pipelines.

Chlorine Dioxide - The Chemistry Behind the Function

Tristel’s proprietary ClO2 formulation has become the go-to high-level disinfectant for non-lumened heat sensitive medical devices. Chlorine dioxide is a biocide with the broadest efficacy against microbial organisms.

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) in ENT

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is a major cause of oropharyngeal cancers. Medical devices used in ENT, such as nasendoscopes, can be carriers of HPV if not disinfected properly. Tristel Trio Wipes System is effective against HPV preventing its spread and helping to protect patients.

A Brief Overview on Human Papillomavirus - Biology Devices and Decontamination

Medical devices such as endocavity ultrasound probes and endoscopes are used to examine  areas of the body in which HPV may be present and can pose a risk of HPV contamination. 

Chlorine Dioxide High-Level Disinfectant Wipes - A Published Data Review

This paper presents a review of evidence to determine if high-level disinfection with a chlorine dioxide wipe is a suitable method for non-lumened endoscopes.