Proven to safely eliminate every stage of biofilm growth
(Image: Biofilm with Klebsiella bacteria)
The most practical way to clean plumbing & microbore pipework.
Proven effective against bacteria and biofilm.
BPR (product type 1,2 & 5) accredited.
CleanCert is a pioneering breakthrough in clinical infection control. The non-toxic, biocompatible disinfectant quickly removes established biofilm in water and kills bacteria to prevent biofilm reforming.
CleanCert comes ready to use and is FREE from harmful chemicals like aldehyde and bleach.
The active ingredient, Hypochlorous acid (HOCI), is the key component found in human white blood cells and is proven 100% effective for use in the most demanding clinical environments.
(Available in 1L and 5L containers)
- The only biocompatible water disinfectant that removes established biofilm in 40 minutes
- Helps prevent waterborne biofilm from forming — effective against 99.9999% of bacteria.
- Works 18 x times faster than other 2-stage products
- Non-toxic- not poisonous if ingested
- Non-cytotoxic- does not kill human cells
- Non-mutagenic- does not affect genetic material
- No reproductive toxicity- does not affect sperm count or egg cells
- pH Balanced.
- All-in-one disinfectant.
- No pre-mixing required.
- No need to train staff in hazardous chemical use.
- Available in 1L, 5L, 1000L IBC containers and on-site generators
The CleanCert difference
|Conventional Water Disinfectants||CleanCert WITH STABILISED HOCI|
|Removes established biofilm at any stage|
|Prevents biofilm from forming|
|Effective across a broad pH spectrum||Sometimes|
|Contact time needed for effective treatment||Up to 12 hours||40 minutes|
CleanCert is specially formulated to avoid the dangers inherent in many regular disinfectants — including the long-term toxic risks to mammalian cells such as mutagenicity, cytotoxicity and reproductive toxicity in humans.
The active ingredient, Hypochlorous acid (HOCl), is part of a group of small molecules known as reactive oxygen species (ROS); and is the same chemical produced by the human immune defence system to kill bacteria and fight infection.
Our unique manufacturing process stabilises HOCl to produce an effective antimicrobial waterline cleaner that is non-sensitising, non-irritating and not harmful to biological tissue.
See how the human immune defence system produces HOCI to kill invasive organisms:
Bacteria enter the body when the skin is broken, stimulating a response from the human immune defence system.
A type of white blood cell called Neutrophils migrates to the bacteria in a process called ‘chemotaxis’.
Neutrophils surround the bacteria and release Hypochlorous acid (HOCI) to kill it.
How is CleanCert more effective than conventional water treatments?
Effective at every stage
Stages of biofilm development:
- Single free-floating bacteria land on surface
- Bacterial cells aggregate and attach
- Growth and division of bacteria for biofilm formation
- Mature biofilm formation
- Parts of biofilm disperse to release free floating bacteria for further colonisation
CleanCert is 99.9999% effective against all 5 stages of bacterial colonisation, including established biofilms found in water and on other clinical surfaces, whilst most other water disinfectants can only kill free-floating planktonic bacteria in slide 1 above.
Cost-effective single treatment
No need to use separate toxic and corrosive treatments to remove existing biofilm first. CleanCert safely eradicates biofilm and kills bacteria from the one bottle.
Many conventional treatments put your water system out of action for up to 12 hours. CleanCert has been independently tested (ISO16954) to remove biofilm in 40 minutes, helping your team operate more productively.
Saves on storage
CleanCert’s all-in-one solution takes up half the storage space of conventional disinfectants.
Easier to manage
Staff training is more straightforward with CleanCert’s premixed non-toxic solution. No need to mix hazardous chemicals or deal with complicated dilutions.
Protect your business
Protect your business from claims by patients or staff relating to accidental poisoning, including toxic damage to eyes, nose, throat, skin or even accidental ingestion.
What is Hypochlorous acid (HOCl)
Hypochlorous acid (HOCl) is part of a group of small molecules known as reactive oxygen species (ROS). HOCI is synthesized by neutrophils (white blood cells) during phagocytosis of antigens (1).
The molecule kills and inhibits the growth of a broad range of microbes including Gram-positive and Gram-negative microorganisms, aerobic and anaerobic bacteria, virus, yeast mould and fungus — all without causing harmful side effects such as irritation of the mucosa or pigmentation on tooth surfaces or restorations.
HOCl also has essential anti-inflammatory benefits (2, 3, 4).
- Green JN, Kettle AJ, Winterbourn CC. Protein chlorination in neutrophil phagosomes and correlation with bacterial killing. Free Radic Biol Med 2014;77:49-56.
- Wang L, Bassiri M, Najafi R, Najafi K, Yang J, Khosrovi B, et al . . . Hypochlorous acid as a potential wound care agent: Part I. Stabilized hypochlorous acid: a component of the inorganic armamentarium of innate immunity. J Burns Wounds 2007;11;6:e5.
- Fu X, Kassim SY, Parks WC, Heinecke JW. Hypochlorous acid generated by myeloperoxidase modifies adjacent tryptophan and glycine residues in the catalytic domain of matrix metalloproteinase-7 (matrilysin): an oxidative mechanism for restraining proteolytic activity during inflammation. J Biol Chem 2003;278:28403-28409.
- Kim C, Cha YN. Taurine chloramine produced from taurine under inflammation provides anti-inflammatory and cytoprotective effects. Amino Acids 2014;46:89-100
What is stabilised HOCI?
Naturally occurring HOCI turns into a saline solution within 24 hours but CleanCert has a 12-month shelf life thanks to the unique design of our electrochemical cell and manufacturing process.
How does HOCI work?
The power of a neutral electrical charge
HOCl has a neutral electrical change. Bacteria that normally repel chemicals with a positive or negative charge have no defence against leathally effective HOCl. The bacteria cell walls are quickly penetrated rendering the cells defenseless to HOCl’s oxidising properties.
HOCl is a natural oxidising agent
Once HOCl breaches the bacteria cell wall, it’s natural oxidising agent disrupts the microbial cell’s DNA causing the bacteria to die.
Residual HOCl prevents bacteria reforming and effectively dissipates biofilm.
Why is CleanCert dual-action biofilm treatment so safe for humans?
CleanCert is biocompatible
Hypochlorous, the active ingredient in CleanCert is found in the body’s immune defence system and is not harmful to human tissue.
Hypochlorous is listed by the European Chemicals Agency as a safe chemical.
No short term health risks
CleanCert is FREE from Quarternary Ammonium Compounds (QACs), known to be highly toxic to mammalian cells. CleanCert will not harm the skin, eyes, or cause damage if accidentally ingested.
No long term health risks
CleantCert is non-cytotoxic and non-mutagenic. There is no risk of long term damage to cells, DNA or adverse effects on the reproductive system.
Keeps staff and patients safe
CleanCert removes the hazards associated with conventional highly toxic products including:
- danger to mammalian cells;
- secure storage requirements;
- the need for careful handling procedures;
- dealing with complicated dilution formulas and 2-part processes;
- staff training in hazardous chemical use.
- File Holder for the active ingredient (Hypochlorous) on ECHA’s Article 95 list of the Biocide Product Regulations (BPR)
- ISO16954 – Evaluating treatment methods intended to prevent or remove biofilm in dental unit procedural water delivery systems.
- BS EN 1040 – Quantitative suspension test for the evaluation of the basic bactericidal activity of chemical disinfectants/antiseptics. For chemical disinfectants and antiseptics.
- BS EN 1276 – Quantitative suspension test for the evaluation of the bactericidal activity of chemical disinfectants and antiseptics used in food, industrial, domestic and institutional areas.
- BS EN 13697 – Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics. Quantitative non-porous surface test for the evaluation of bactericidal and/or fungicidal activity of chemical disinfectants used in food, industrial, domestic and institutional areas
- BS EN 13704 – Chemical disinfectants. Quantitative suspension test for the evaluation of the sporicidal activity of chemical disinfectants used in food, industrial, domestic and institutional areas
- BS EN 13727 – Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics. Quantitative suspension test for the evaluation of bactericidal activity in the medical area
- BS EN 14204 – Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics. Quantitative suspension test for the evaluation of the mycobactericidal activity of chemical disinfectants and antiseptics used in the veterinary area
- BS EN 14348 – Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics. Quantitative suspension test for the evaluation of the mycobactericidal activity of chemical disinfectants in the medical area including instrument disinfectants
- BS EN 14476 – Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics. Quantitative suspension test for the evaluation of virucidal activity in the medical area
- BS EN 14561 – Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics. Quantitative carrier test for the evaluation of bactericidal activity for instruments used in the medical area.
- BS EN 14562 – Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics. Quantitative carrier test for the evaluation of fungicidal or yeasticidal activity for instruments used in the medical area
Biofilms are potentially dangerous to human health
See how biofilms grow — watch the video.