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1. (WO2018106860) PROCESS MONITORING DEVICE

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/106860    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/065009
Publication Date: Fri Jun 15 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Fri Dec 08 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: A61L 2/28
G01N 31/22
C08G 73/02
Applicants: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
Inventors: NIES, Timothy J.
BOMMARITO, G. Marco
CLAYPOOL, Christopher J.
Title: PROCESS MONITORING DEVICE
Abstract:
The present disclosure relates to an article for detecting a disinfectant via visual feedback. The article have a first substrate with a first major surface and opposite ends. The article also comprises a process indicator disposed on at least a portion of the first major surface. The process indicator reacts with at least one liquid disinfectant selected from the group consisting of glutaraldehyde, ortho-phthalaldehyde, hydrogen peroxide, peroxyacetic acid, and combinations thereof. The process indicator can be formed from a synthetic amine-containing polymer derived from polyethylenimine (PEI). The article can have a flow channel that is formed by a portion of the process indicator and that extends between the opposite ends. The disclosure also relates to a kit containing the article as well as a method of using the article in a disinfection process. The article is used to diagnose issues in an automated endoscope reprocessors (AERs).