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1. (WO2018039443) APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR HYGIENE TESTING A MEDICAL DEVICE

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/039443    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/048401
Publication Date: Fri Mar 02 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Fri Aug 25 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: G01N 1/10
G01N 1/22
A61B 1/12
C12Q 1/06
Applicants: NOVAFLUX, INC.
Inventors: LABIB, Mohamed E.
DUKHIN, Stanislav S.
ROBERTSON, Jeffrey C.
MATERNA, Peter
LAI, Ching-Yue
TABANI, Yacoob
Title: APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR HYGIENE TESTING A MEDICAL DEVICE
Abstract:
Provided among other things is a sampling system for determining an amount or type of contamination a narrow, elongated passageway in a medical device, said sampling system comprising: (a) a fluid supply system that supplies to said passageway a sampling liquid for flowing through said passageway and a gas for flowing through said passageway; and (b) a receiving container that receives liquid from said passageway, wherein said sampling liquid is sterile, wherein said sampling liquid is configured to allow recovery of viable pathogens from the passageway, and wherein said sampling liquid comprises an amount and selection of surfactant effective to enhance the dislodgement of Enterococcus faecalis and Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteria from the narrow passageways.