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1. WO2003037391 - DEVICE WITH ABILITY TO REPORT DECONTAMINATION

Publication Number WO/2003/037391
Publication Date 08.05.2003
International Application No. PCT/US2002/034791
International Filing Date 30.10.2002
IPC
A61L 2/28 2006.1
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
LMETHODS OR APPARATUS FOR STERILISING MATERIALS OR OBJECTS IN GENERAL; DISINFECTION, STERILISATION, OR DEODORISATION OF AIR; CHEMICAL ASPECTS OF BANDAGES, DRESSINGS, ABSORBENT PADS, OR SURGICAL ARTICLES; MATERIALS FOR BANDAGES, DRESSINGS, ABSORBENT PADS, OR SURGICAL ARTICLES
2Methods or apparatus for disinfecting or sterilising materials or objects other than foodstuffs or contact lenses; Accessories therefor
26Accessories
28Devices for testing the effectiveness or completeness of sterilisation, e.g. indicators which change colour
CPC
A61L 2/28
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
LMETHODS OR APPARATUS FOR STERILISING MATERIALS OR OBJECTS IN GENERAL; DISINFECTION, STERILISATION, OR DEODORISATION OF AIR; CHEMICAL ASPECTS OF BANDAGES, DRESSINGS, ABSORBENT PADS, OR SURGICAL ARTICLES; MATERIALS FOR BANDAGES, DRESSINGS, ABSORBENT PADS, OR SURGICAL ARTICLES
2Methods or apparatus for disinfecting or sterilising materials or objects other than foodstuffs or contact lenses; Accessories therefor
26Accessories ; or devices or components used for biocidal treatment
28Devices for testing the effectiveness or completeness of sterilisation, e.g. indicators which change colour
Applicants
  • SEGAN INDUSTRIES, INC. [US]/[US] (AllExceptUS)
  • RIBI, Hans O. [US]/[US] (UsOnly)
Inventors
  • RIBI, Hans O.
Agents
  • FIELD, Bret
Priority Data
60/336,41030.10.2001US
Publication Language English (en)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) DEVICE WITH ABILITY TO REPORT DECONTAMINATION
(FR) DISPOSITIF INDICATEUR DE DECONTAMINATION
Abstract
(EN) Rapid decontamination indicating devices and methods for reporting successful decontamination of transported or in transit items are provided. The devices comprise an intrinsic indicating unit having a composition capable of reporting that a decontamination step has taken place. The device reports both qualitatively and quantitatively that items produced and or transported which have the potential of being contaminated with a hazardous pathogen has been successfully decontaminated and is free of the pathogenic agent. The reporting indicator intrinsically responds to the physical, chemical, or energetic processes involved and imparted during decontamination. The device is prepared and embodied according to the decontamination process intended. Depending on the choice of decontamination processes and desired method of reporting successful decontamination, the device may give visual conformation or conformation when technically analyzed by an analog or digital method.
(FR) L'invention concerne des dispositifs et des procédés indicateurs permettant de signaler rapidement une décontamination effective, accomplie sur des articles transportés ou en transit. Un tel dispositif comprend un indicateur intrinsèque à composition capable de signaler que la décontamination est effective, fournissant une indication qualitative et quantitative sur la décontamination effective d'articles produits et/ou transportés, susceptibles d'être contaminés par un pathogène dangereux, et donc débarrassés de ce type de pathogène une fois la décontamination terminée. L'indicateur réagit intrinsèquement aux processus physiques, chimiques ou énergétiques concernés, intervenant dans la décontamination. On peut préparer et mettre en oeuvre ce type de dispositif en fonction de l'opération de décontamination prévue. Ainsi, selon l'opération de décontamination choisie et le procédé mis en oeuvre pour signaler l'exécution effective de l'opération, le dispositif peut donner une confirmation visuelle ou bien une confirmation établie suite à l'analyse technique en mode analogique ou numérique.
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