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Detergents & High-Level Disinfectants

CANTEL manufactures and sells a number of effective and easy to use Detergents and High-Level Disinfectants (HLD’s), which can be used in the AER or for the Manual Reprocessing of endoscopes. All our HLD’s are:

  • Fully compliant to most updated ISO EN Standards and Guidelines
  • Fully validated
  • Designed and optimized to achieve the best result and still remain environmentally conscious

Cantel is both chemistry and equipment manufacturer and provides an integrated chemistry-reprocessing system solution. A single supplier for chemistry and AER guarantees the best reliability of the system and maintenance.

Cantel attention, commitment and investment in chemistry/system integrated validations delivers safety and value to our clients. To achieve a successful reprocessing and guarantee safety for operators and patients. It is truly critical that the Detergent and High-Level Disinfectants products are tested in combination with the endoscope automated reprocessors. This is the only way to guarantee the right operating parameters and system reliability. We want to be responsible from A to Z of a reproducible and successful reprocessing.

Detergent and High-Level Disinfectants, compliant to ISO EN 14885, are designed and tested to work in synergy. We tested extensively our Detergents and our Disinfectants on our AERs to guarantee reproducible dosing and successful High-Level Disinfection in actual operating conditions and in presence of interfering substance. Those tests are made in compliance with ISO EN 15883 1-4-5.

Cantel detergents and High-Level Disinfectants are compatible and any detergent residue carried over into the disinfectant solution do not impair the microbiological efficacy of the disinfectant.

Cantel Detergents and High-Level Disinfectants are compatible with endoscopes and endoscope components, endoscopic accessories, and the Cantel reprocessing equipment and construction material. We guarantee that our chemistry and our machines are compatible.

If you wish to receive the products documentation (IFU, SDS, TDS, etc.), please don’t hesitate to put you in contact with us.


High-Level Disinfectants for AER

Rapicide PA High-Level Disinfectant and Sterilant CANTEL

RAPICIDE™ PA High-Level Disinfectant and Sterilant is a single-use, peracetic acid-based solution designed and validated according to EN 15883 for use in combination with Intercept Plus Detergent or Proteazone PLUS Detergent in the ADVANTAGE PLUS™ Automated Endoscope Reprocessors, INNOVA E3s CMS Reprocessor, E4s CMS Reprocessor & E5 CMS Reprocessor. It is used at room temperature and is environmentally responsible for the presence of PAA with no neutralization issues.

  • High-Level Disinfection Claim: 5 minutes at 20°C
  • Rapicide PA is compliant with testing methodologies according to EN 14885
  • Proven endoscope compatibility; low HLD temperature specifically designed for endoscope materials
  • Single-use chemistry; aldehyde-free
  • Environmentally responsible – breaks down into water and vinegar
  • Minimum recommended concentration (MRC) is 850ppm of PAA
  • Effectively kills TB, hepatitis viruses, Clostridium difficile, VRE and MRSA
  • RAPICIDE™ PA Test Strips RAPICIDE™ PA Test Strips are used to measure the minimum recommended concentration (MRC) of RAPICIDE™ PA High-Level Disinfectant

ISASPOR Chemistry CANTEL chemical ISA AER disinfection sterilisation

The cold chemical sterilant/high level disinfectant ISASPOR™ Single Shot Disinfectant has been developed to guarantee a safe and reliable process together with high compatibility with all endoscope brands.

  • Synergic action of ISAZONE™ Activator and Peracetic Acid (PAA)
  • Sterilization claim according to EN ISO 14937 at room temperature in 10 minutes
  • High-Level Disinfection in 5 minutes at room temperature in compliance with EN ISO 14885
  • Single-use chemistry; aldehyde-free
  • Specifically designed for use in combination with ISACLEAN™ Detergent in the ISA™ Endoscope Reprocessor
  • To achieve the highest hygiene results, we recommend using for the Manual Cleaning of the endoscope, ISACLEAN™ Detergent, PROTEAZONE™ Detergent or INTERCEPT™ Detergent.

Detergents for AER

ISACLEAN™ Detergent is a detergent decontaminant solution designed specifically to eliminate effectively biological and organic soils in invasive and non-invasive medical devices prior high level disinfection.

  • Active and tested against microbial biofilm
  • 4 enzymes active against proteins, lipids/fats, carbohydrates, cellular components
  • Unique formula thanks to the presence of ISAZONE™ Activator (patented new microbiological agent)
  • Low temperature and neutral pH meets compatibility criteria for established endoscope manufacturers.
  • Low foaming solution specifically developed for manual cleaning or in combination with Isaspor High-Level Disinfectant & Sterilant in ISA™ Endoscope Reprocessor.


INTERCEPT™ PLUS Detergent is specifically developed for automated cleaning of endoscopes and accessories. INTERCEPT PLUS Detergent is a medical grade detergent tested to pass the most stringent cleaning protocols including ISO 15883-5 and Tosi FlexCheck strips. It is specially designed to be used in the ADVANTAGE™ PLUS Pass-Thru Reprocessor. It can also be used in a sink.

  • Provides the best removal of biological and organic soils
  • Low foaming and pH > 11.5 meets criteria for all endoscope manufacturers
  • Three minute contact time
  • Cost-effective, concentrated formula reduces per-use cost
  • Blue-tint for easy identification of dispensed detergent
  • Environmentally responsible and biodegradable

PROTEAZONE™ PLUS Detergent & Cleaner is an enzymatic cleaning solution, slightly alkaline, for cleaning of medical devices in washing systems/equipment, according to manufacturer’s instructions. Suitable for cleaning of full immersion endoscopes, related accessories and surgical instruments. It is effective and active on various types of biofilms and organic residues. Extensively tested, PROTEAZONE™ PLUS Detergent & Cleaner's quality exceeds the requirements of ISO 15883/5 standard /annex I, R, E, L) and ÖGSV Guideline. If used according to the instructions of the washing equipment manufacturer, it guarantees a level of residual protein under 100 µg per endoscope, right after cleaning. PROTEAZONE PLUS can be used in combination with RAPICIDE™ PA High-Level Disinfectant in the INNOVA E3s CMS Reprocessor, E4s CMS Reprocessor & E5 CMS Reprocessor.

  • Ingredients: Surfactants and Enzymes
  • Low foaming and pH 10.5-11.5 meets criteria for all endoscope manufacturers
  • Dosage 0.5%  |  Temperature: 25-40°C  |  Contact time: 3min in automated reprocesses maximizes cycle efficiency.
  • Fully compatible with PAA (no acid-based reaction expected)
  • Provides optimal removal of biological and organic soils
  • Validated vs 5 different soils in compliance with EN ISO 15883-5  Annex I, E,L,R,őGSV
  • No-hazardous Detergent, safe for operators and for storage and transportation. According to Regulation (EC) 1272/2008 (CLP) and Regulation (EC) 2015/830

High-Level Disinfectant for Manual Reprocessing

The ADASPOR™  Disinfectant line of high-level disinfectants and sterilants are peracetic acid-based chemistries for use in the disinfection of endoscopes.

ADASPOR™ Single Shot Disinfectant

ADASPOR™ Single Shot is a two part concentrated sterilizing and high-level disinfecting solution. It is used to disinfect endoscopes and medical devices, in CANTEL automated endoscope reprocessors that work with single-use chemistries.

  • Room temperature disinfectant and sterilant
  • Works in 5 minutes
  • No activation required
ADASPOR™ Ready-to-Use High-Level Disinfectant

ADASPOR™ Ready-to-Use High level Disinfectant is similar to the single shot chemistry, but used in automated endoscope reprocessors that work with reusable high-level disinfectants.

  • Room temperature disinfectant and sterilant
  • High-level disinfects in 5 minutes
  • Sterilizes in 10 minutes
  • Reuse life of 12 days
  • Available for manual disinfection
  • Requires activation


RAPICIDE™ PA Ready-to-Use High-Level Disinfectant and Sterilant is a peracetic acid-based reusable chemistry that is environmentally responsible with proven materials compatibility. It is designed for use on flexible endoscopes in automated endoscope reprocessors and manual applications. To achieve the higest hygiene results, we recommend to use for the manual cleaning of the endoscope, the PROTEAZONE™ Detergentor INTERCEPT™ PLUS Detergent.

  • High level disinfects in 5 minutes at room temperature (20°C)
  • Sterilizes in 10 minutes at room temperature (20°C)
  • Non-aldehyde chemistry base
  • 14 day reuse life so long as the minimum recommended concentration level, as read by the RAPICIDE™ PA Test Strips and ADASPOR™ Test Strips, reads above MRC of 1000ppm of PAA.
  • Requires only 1 rinse, reducing the total cycle time

Specific for reprocessing of thermosensitive medical devices. Manual, automated procedures and ultrasonic baths.

  • Composition: O-ftalaldeide, corrosion protection ingredient and water.
  • Active on bacteria, fungi and viruses in 5minutes contact time. Product is highly compatible with devises because pH is 7,5 at room temperature. It is possible to obtain sporicidal action if the contact time is above 10 hours.
  • Packaging: bottle of 5000ml

ADASPOR™ PLUS Test Strips provide easy, quick and convenient ways to determine peracetic acid concentrations. This test is designed to indicate the peracetic acid content at concentrations of 500 ppm or more, which in combination with ISAZONE™ Activator guarantees the sterilization activity of the product.

The colour tint indicates a peracetic acid concentration greater than 500 ppm.  The absence of staining indicates concentrations below 500 ppm. Peracetic acid is one of the active ingredients of the cold sterilizer ADASPOR™ PLUS Disinfectant. Concentrations of more than 500 ppm peracetic acid have been shown to act as a sterilant. When using ADASPOR™ PLUS Test Strips, a positive reaction to peracetic acid will guarantee the presence of peracetic acid above 500 ppm.

  • Color chart to confirm concentration of solution is located on the side of the test strip bottle
  • Fast 5 second dip time
  • Large, easy-to-read indicator pad
  • Definitive pass/fail color chart

RAPICIDE™ PA Test Strips are used to effectively measure the minimum recommended concentration (MRC) of RAPICIDE™ PA High-Level Disinfectant used at 20°C and RAPICIDE™ PA Ready-to-Use High-Level Disinfectant. The RAPICIDE PA Test Strips ensure that each cycle run in an AER or manually meets the MRC and can effectively disinfect the device.

  • Color chart to confirm the concentration of solution is located on the side of the test strip bottle
  • Fast and easy 1 second dip time, 30 second read time
  • Large, easy-to-read indicator pad
  • Definitive pass/fail color chart
  • Clear MRC directions for each disinfectant

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