World Health Organization publishes list of 12 bacteria families for which antibiotics are desperately needed

World Health Organization publishes list of 12 bacteria families for which antibiotics are desperately needed

For the first time ever, the World Health Organization (WHO) published a list of 12 families of antibiotic-resistant bacteria that pose the greatest risk to human health. This list of priority pathogens was created as a guide to promote research and development of new antibiotics to combat growing global resistance to antimicrobial medicines.

Getinge Group Announces Partnership with Ultra Clean Systems, Inc.

WAYNE, N.J.Feb. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Getinge Group, a leading global provider of products and systems that contribute to quality enhancement and cost efficiency within healthcare and life sciences, announced today that it has entered into an exclusive distribution agreement with Ultra Clean Systems, Inc., an Oldsmar, FL-based manufacturer of precision-made ultrasonic cleaning systems for surgical instruments. Under the terms of the agreement, Getinge Group will distribute the full line of Ultra Clean Systems’ hospital-grade ultrasonic cleaning equipment, as well as accessories and the validated detergent for cleaning Intuitive Surgical® da Vinci®robotic instruments, to healthcare facilities in the United States and Canada. Getinge Group will also provide service and support for all installed Ultra Clean Systems equipment.

Ultrasonic cleaning of surgical instruments following patient use is one of the first lines of defense for removing infectious debris and tissue. Sterile processing departments are increasingly using ultrasonic cleaning because of the growth in the use of complex surgical instruments and da Vinci robotic instruments; growing compliance with instructions for use (IFU) due to JHACO and AAMI standards; and the shift from hand cleaning to more automated solutions.

“Ensuring patient and technician safety at healthcare facilities is one of our highest priorities. With this large-scale distribution partnership, we will now be able to expand our offering by supplementing our existing ultrasonic cleaner with robust, versatile, timesaving, energy-efficient solutions from Ultra Clean Systems,” said Raoul Quintero, President of the Americas at Getinge Group. “Ultra Clean Systems’ state-of-the-art surgical instrument cleaning systems have many benefits and are validated by Intuitive Surgical to clean its full line of da Vinci robotic instruments. With this agreement, sterile processing departments throughout the U.S. and Canadacan now access all of their ultrasonic cleaning equipment from a single source.”

“This partnership with Getinge Group will expand the use of our ultrasonic cleaning systems at medical centers throughout the Americas,” said Becky Cale, President of Ultra Clean Systems. “Our goal is to further advance the field of sterile processing with more efficient products through constant research and innovation. This partnership will help us strengthen our research and development initiatives.”

SPD technician places lumen tray in Triton 72 ultrasonic cleaning system

About Ultra Clean Systems
Since 1999, Ultra Clean Systems has been innovating and manufacturing robust, versatile, and efficient ultrasonic cleaning systems for cleaning surgical instruments. Their line of ultrasonic cleaning systems includes tabletop models for use in small surgical facilities to floor models used in facilities with 20 or more operating rooms. 

Ultra Clean was the first to: design an ultrasonic cleaning system for cannulated instruments; incorporate industry-exclusive Titanium Rod Transducer (TRT) technology for even energy dispersion; develop a fully automatic yet independent dual-basin cleaning system; and integrate ultraviolet water filtration systems to help deactivate bacteriological matter. 

Under the agreement, Getinge will distribute all six ultrasonic systems, including the Triton 36 and Triton 72 models validated to clean robotic instruments with the capacity to clean four to six trays of instruments simultaneously. These ultrasonic cleaning machines have been proven to remove more than 99 percent of harmful debris from laparoscopic instruments. Premium stainless steel wire mesh trays and lids, custom trays for processing da Vinci instruments, disposable filters, detergents, and accessories for reprocessing lumens are included in the agreement.

SPD technician lowering robotics tray into ultrasonic cleaner

About Getinge Group
Getinge Group is a leading global provider of innovative solutions for operating rooms, intensive-care units, hospital wards, sterilization departments, elderly care and for life science companies and institutions. Getinge Group operates under the three brands of ArjoHuntleigh, Getinge and Maquet. With a genuine passion for life, we build quality and safety into every system. Our unique value proposition mirrors the continuum of care, enhancing efficiency throughout the clinical pathway. Based on our first-hand experience and close partnerships, we are able to exceed expectations from customers—improving the every-day life for people, today and tomorrow.

IAHCSMM 2016 Post Show Video

A highlight video of Ultra Clean Systems during the IAHCSMM 2016 Conference and Expo in San Antonio, Texas.

Dr. David Perrett – IAHCSMM General Session


Ultra Clean Systems sponsored Dr. David Perrett to speak at the IACSMM Conference and Expo in San Antonio, Texas on Sunday April 24, 2016. 

Fluorescence Imaging Detection of Residual Proteins Helps Provide the Evidence Base Behind New Decontamination Guidelines
David Perrett
Professor of Bioanalytical Science
Barts & The London School of Medicine, QMUL, London

With the appearance of vCJD in 1996, the U.K. government commissioned research into the standards found in hospital and dental practices, improvements in instrument washing, improvements in instrument design, the detection of residual proteins, etc. Early outcomes showed that a) established methods to detect residual proteins lacked sensitivity, b) allowing instruments to dry post operations was very bad practice and c) most hospitals did not clean well. The system, ProReveal, developed at Barts College of Medicine in London, combines a fluorescence reaction for amino acids with proteomic visualization to rapidly reveal protein residues on whole instruments in 3-D and allows their quantification; it can also detect residual proteins at Nano gram levels. This approach has significantly improved understanding of instrument cleaning, helped optimize washer-disinfector performance and, when combined with epidemiological data, has helped provide the evidence base for the new U.K. decontamination standards.

Learning Objectives:
– Trace the evolution of CJD/vCJD

-Discuss the necessity for improved instrument cleaning practices
Identify the tools to assist in optimized cleaning processes


Dr. Perrett recently retired as a Professor (becoming Emeritus) of Bioanalytical Science at Barts Medical College in London. Since 1999, he has undertaken U.K. Dept. of Health-funded decontamination research and sits on a number of government research committees; this research includes optimisation of washer-disinfectors, both in the laboratory and in SSDs. His interests also include separation science applied to human diseases and drug analysis in bio fluids. His work on decontamination of surgical instruments in relation to vCJD for the U.K. Dept. of Health was featured on the BBC and has been mentioned in the British Parliament. He holds patents on devices for use in residual protein detection that have been marketed from 2013. He lectures both nationally and internationally. Dr. Perrett has authored or co-authored 185 papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals, 30 books and chapters, and has over 40 contributions in the Proceedings of Conferences, Academic Societies, etc. His most recent book is Gout at Your Fingertips. Dr. Perrett is presently involved with the rewrite of the UK HTM guidelines.

IAHCSMM PostShow Video

Fluorescence Based Protein Detection Testing Pre-Conference Lab at the 2015 IAHCSMM

IAHCSMM 50th Annual Conference & Expo
Saturday, May 2, 2015 (Pre-Conference Labs and Workshops)

The following Hands-On Lab will repeat two times at 9am and 10:15am

Dr. Perrett, Thomas Overbey, Rose Seavey – Ultra Clean Systems

The detection of residual proteins is considered to be a necessary step for the validation of decontamination procedures in hospital SPDs.

Protein determinations are conducted off-instrument by either wet swabbing part of the instrument or by soaking the instrument in a detergent solution. Previous studies have demonstrated that significant amounts of adsorbed BSA or fibrinogen, (a relatively hydrophobic protein with some similar characteristics to prion proteins) can remain on the instrument after swabbing with water or detergent solutions.

A suggested alternative approach is the in-situ detection of residual proteins on the actual instruments. Proteins adsorbed onto surfaces can be directly quantified by a number of possible techniques. Many such techniques are at present far too complex and expensive for routine use.

Another technique is through the use of fluorescence imaging since it can offer considerably more sensitivity.

This lab will provide a thorough step-by-step demonstration of fluorescence based protein test detection and follow-up discussion by the inventors of the only system of its kind.

Come see us there. Seating is very limited!


Ultra Clean Systems at 2015 AORN Show in Denver, CO

March 2015 – Ultra Clean System exhibited at the very popular AORN Show in Denver Colorado this year.

On display was the Triton36 Ultrasonic Cleaning System, which has been validated by Intuitive Surgical to process the entire line of robotic instruments including the newer longer Xi instruments. 

Also unveiled was the new Triton72, a double basin model with independent operation providing twice the capacity & double the productivity!

Rose Seavey was at the booth showcasing the ProReveal, just days after a webinar on Residual Protein Detection on Surgical Instruments. 

Many visitors to the booth were extremely intrigued at what the ProReveal can do! This amazing system can show residual protein on surgical instruments plus show the quantity, all on an intelligent touch-screen display. With the data tracking capabilities, the ProReveal can help to optimize an entire Sterile Processing Department.

See the AORN Wrap-Up Booth Video:

Ultra Clean Systems Reaches Exclusive Place within Robotic Surgical Instrument Cleaning Industry with Latest Certifications

Tampa, FL – Ultra Clean Systems, Inc. has received special validation from Intuitive Surgical, manufacturer of da Vinci® surgical systems, for their Triton 36 Robotic Instrument Cleaning System.

This validation reflects the unit’s ability to perform at the highest standards in cleanliness currently in place for the sterile processing industry.

 Ultra Clean Systems Reaches Exclusive Place within Robotic Surgical Instrument Cleaning Industry with Latest Certifications

The Triton36 Features:

  • 15 Minute Wash Cycle – Approved by Intuitive Surgical®
  • Process any da Vinci Robotic Instrument Including Xi*
  • Industry Exclusive – Titanium Rod Transducer eliminates Cold Spots
  • 36 dedicated ports for cannulated instruments with 3 baskets
  • 20 Robotic instruments per cycle or 2 full Xi sets
  • Slide and Lock Baskets: Simple and efficient tray loading
  • Automatic Load Tray Elevator
  • UV Water Deactivator

Triton baskets will process a full set of da Vinci® Xi instruments as well as process any generation of robotics.

* When reprocessing Intuitive Surgical instruments, it is important that the healthcare facility follow all directions in the latest Intuitive Surgical Reprocessing Instructions as well as any instrument specific instructions and supplements that may come with individual instruments.

With the high throughput our new machine provides, the Triton 36 is a distinguished industry leader.

The ability to clean two complete sets of the newer generation (Xi) robotic instruments in just 15 minutes makes the Triton 36 the ultimate in robotic surgical instrument cleaning.

In addition to receiving the validation from Intuitive Surgical, as a Company, Ultra Clean has also been certified by ISO according to 13485, the Quality Management Standard for medical devices, and ISO 9001 for Quality Management System (QMS).



Announcing: Ultra Clean University

Ultra Clean Systems, Inc. takes pride in its customer service and that includes keeping a machine up and running with as little downtime as possible. To assure that our systems get the attention they need, we are announcing the Ultra Clean University – a training experience for Bio-Medical Staff and Service Personnel.

Our first course was just completed and it was a big success! These courses are composed of three days of in-depth diagnostic service training on our complete cleaning systems line. The course is conducted with well-proportioned classroom style content and hands on trouble shooting and testing with real repair scenarios.

If you would like to enroll in a future class, please contact Bryan Russell for more information.


2014 IAHCSMM Annual Conference & Expo Vendor Fair

 IAHCSMM Annual Conference & Expo Vendor Fair

IAHCSMM Annual Conference & Expo Vendor Fair

We want to invite you to Booth 420 to see the
Ultimate in Surgical Instrument Cleaning.

We want to invite you to Booth 420 to see the Ultimate in Surgical Instrument Cleaning.
See us on the map!

 We have everything you need to meet your sterile processing needs.

Booth #420 – Ultra Clean Systems, Inc. is true to its name with our Titanium Rod Transducer instrument cleaning systems.

Each TRT cleaning system provides the ultimate in speed and thoroughness and most importantly these machines are independently validated to clean robotic instruments.

Come see these high-performance machines plus our new semi-automatic tabletop with great features in a high-value performance package.

Combined with an array of best-in-class cleaning systems and a full line of brushes, and related instrument care products, Ultra Clean Systems fills all the needs of any Sterile Processing Department.

We have everything you need all in Booth #420.