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Efficacy Report Summarization for SoClean 2 October 2017

SoClean Inc

36 Town Forest Road
Oxford, Massachusetts 01540 USA
Tel. 508-363-0418 Email

SoClean 2 is USA FDA Registered 3009534409
Patent No. 9,358,316 | 9,610,373 | 9,616,147 | 9,669,124 | D719,674 | D719,673


Microchem Laboratory

Address: 1304 W. Industrial Blvd. Round Rock, Texas 78681 Phone: (512) 580-1342

About: Microchem Laboratory was founded in 1988 by Dr. Norman Miner, a respected microbiologist and talented formulator. Historically Microchem Laboratory focused on the research, development, and testing of high-level disinfectants. In 2014, Dr. Miner's lab was acquired by Dr. Benjamin Tanner, founder of Antimicrobial Test Labs and Cosmetic Test Labs. In 2015, the three laboratories were combined under the Microchem Laboratory name, creating one organization with deep technical expertise across a broad array of testing services. The laboratory offers testing in compliance with current Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) regulations. Clients are welcome to tour the lab, observe studies, and audit the lab's quality system.

Accreditation: ISO 17025, AAMI TIR12, AAMI TIR30, ISO 22196, ISO 11930

Biofocus LADR

Address: Berghäuser Str. 295, 45659 Recklinghausen, Germany Phone: 023613000-121

About: Since its foundation in 1991, Biofocus has been working on the development and practice-oriented application of molecular biology test systems. We establish new diagnostic tests, both on customer request and on the basis of new analytical possibilities in the course of scientific progress.

Accreditation: EN ISO 9001, EN ISO17025


Protocols, test method setups, and results are included in the enclosed reports. In addition to the Biofocus 2017 test findings, included for reference is the 2012 Biofocus document.

According to Healthy Facilities Institute ( “Log” stands for logarithm, which is the exponent of 10. For example, Log-2 represents 102 or 10 x 10 or 100. Log Reduction stands for a 10-fold (one decimal) or 90% reduction in numbers of live bacteria.

Another way to look at it is: 1-Log Reduction would reduce the number of bacteria 90%. This means, for example, that 100 bacteria would be reduced to 10, or 10 reduced to 1.

90%.................. 1 Log reduction: Number of germs is 10 times smaller 99%.................. 2 Log reduction: Number of germs is 100 times smaller 99.9%............... 3 Log reduction: Number of germs is 1000 times smaller 99.99%............. 4 Log reduction: Number of germs is 10,000 times smaller 99.999%........... 5 Log reduction: Number of germs is 100,000 times smaller 99.9999% ........ 6 Log reduction: Number of germs is 1,000,000 times smaller

Result Summary: Various pathogen species were used for disinfection testing and the SoClean 2 in all testing facilities/species resulted in a minimum average Log 3 reduction (99.9% Disinfection) with many tests performing over a Log 4 reduction (99.99% Disinfection).

Microchem Laboratory 2017

Study Title
Medical Device Disinfection Validation

Test Method

AAMI TIR12:2010

Study Identification Number NG9051

Study Sponsor SoClean, Inc.

36 Town Forest Road Oxford, MA 01540

Test Facility Microchem Laboratory 1304 W. Industrial Blvd

Round Rock, TX 78681 (512) 310-8378

AAMI TIR12: General Information

AAMI, the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation, is an internationally recognized organization that develops and publishes testing standards. AAMI TIR12 is a quantitative test method designed to evaluate the ability of a reprocessing routine to adequately disinfect a medical device.

Laboratory Qualifications Specific to AAMI TIR12

Microchem Laboratory has performed hundreds of AAMI TIR12 tests on a broad array of medical devices in order to support low, intermediate, and high level disinfection routines. The laboratory is also experienced with regard to modifying the test method as needed in order to accommodate customer needs. Every AAMI TIR12 test at Microchem Laboratory is performed in a manner appropriate for the test substances and test devices submitted by the Study Sponsor, while maintaining the integrity of the method.

Study Timeline

Culture Initiated

26/27 JUN 2017

Devices Inoculated

28 JUN 2017

Devices Treated

28 JUN 2017

Enumerations Evaluated

30 JUN 2017

Report Delivered

05 JUL 2017

Note: Staphylococcus species cultures were initiated on 27 JUN 2017 and Candida albicans culture was initiated on 26 JUN 2017.

Test Microorganism Information The test microorganism(s) selected for this test:

Staphylococcus haemolyticus 29970

This is a Gram-positive, spherical-shaped bacteria commonly found on both the skin of humans and animals. This bacteria is known for being the second most common bacterial isolate from human blood and has been known to cause infections in people with compromised immune systems. Typically not a public health pathogen, recent strains of this microorganism has demonstrated antibiotic resistance.

Staphylococcus hominis 27844

This is a Gram-positive, spherical-shaped bacteria commonly found on both the skin of humans and animals. This bacteria is known for producing compounds that contribute to body odor and has been known to cause infections in people with compromised immune systems. Typically not a public health pathogen, recent strains of this microorganism has demonstrated antibiotic resistance.

Staphylococcus epidermidis 12228
This bacteria is a Gram-positive, cocci-shaped, facultative anaerobe. S. epidermidis is part of the human bacterial flora, mostly located on skin. It is not usually pathogenic, however, antibiotic resistant strains have evolved. Most Staphylococcus species are a hardy microorganisms capable of surviving on surfaces and under dry conditions. This bacteria, specifically, is regularly used in quality control, media testing, and pharmacuetical/personal care products testing.

Candida albicans 10231
This fungi is facultatively aerobic and can grow both as a yeast and as a filamentous fungus. Candida albicans is a commensal microorganism meaning it normally inhabits the human mouth and gastrointestinal tract but is opportunistic and can cause candidiasis or thrush. Candida albicans can survive for long periods of time without nutrients and is known to form biofilms on medical devices, therefore, disinfection to kill these fungi is very important.

Diagram of the Procedure

Test Substance and Test Devices Received by Laboratory

Test Microorganism(s) Grown in Culture

Test Devices Prepared to be Free of Background Contamination

Test and Control Devices Inoculated

Test and Control Devices Allowed to Dry

Positive Control Device Extracted

Test Devices Disinfected Using Study Sponsor's Instructions for Reprocessing

Test Devices Extracted

Percent Log Reductions Calculated

Summary of the Procedure

  • The test microorganism is prepared, usually by growth in liquid culture medium.

  • The test culture may be supplemented with an artificial soil load, such as horse or fetal bovine


  • Received test devices are prepared such that they are free of background contamination prior

  • to the test.

  • Prepared devices are inoculated with the test culture. Inoculated devices are allowed to dry under ambient conditions. To evaluate low or intermediate level disinfection routines, test devices are allowed to dry for <1 hour. To evaluate high level disinfection routines, test devices are allowed to dry for a minimum of 1 hour.

  • The positive control device is extracted after the dry time to determine the baseline concentration of the test microorganism of test devices following the dry time.

  • Test devices are disinfected using the reprocessing routine specified by the Study Sponsor.

  • At the conclusion of the contact time, test devices are neutralized and extracted.

  • Dilutions of the extraction fluid are evaluated using an appropriate growth media to determine

    the surviving microorganisms present on test devices after the disinfection regimen.

  • The number of surviving microorganisms present on test devices after observing the disinfection routine is compared to the number of microorganisms recovered from the positive

    control device to determine microbial reductions.

Results of the Study




0.00E+00 6.90E+05 2.50E+04 5.00E+02 < 1.00E+1 < 1.00E+1

Percent Reduction Relative to Positive Control Device

99.93% > 99.998 > 99.998

Log10 Reduction Relative to Positive Control Device

Negative Device Control

Positive Device Control

Positive Device Control (Long)


Test Device

1 2 3

3.14 > 4.83 > 4.83

Microorganisms Recovered from Test and Control Devices.

Note: The limit of detection for the above table is 10.0 CFU/Device

Test and Control Device Dry Times.

Device Replicate Positive Device Control (Dry time only)

Elapsed Dry Time 12 Minutes 28 Seconds 01 Hour 29 Minutes 11 Minutes 20 Seconds 11 Minutes 20 Seconds 09 Minutes 27 Seconds

Positive Device Control (Dry time + Contact time) 1

Test 2 3

The results of this study apply to the tested substances(s) only. Extrapolation of findings to related materials is the responsibility of the Sponsor.

Copyright © Microchem Laboratory, 2016. Reproduction and ordinary use of this study report by the entity listed as “Sponsor” is permitted. Other copying and reproduction of all or part of this document by other entities is expressly prohibited, unless prior permission is granted in writing by Microchem Laboratory.

Biofocus LADR 2017



Biofocus 2012

Report – Disinfection efficiency of SoClean

Analysis was performed from Dezember 11th 2012 to January 31st 2013 by

Biofocus LADR Gesellschaft für biologische Analytik mbH Berghäuser Str. 295
45659 Recklinghausen, Germany


1) Disinfection of used CPAP equipment

A used “Mojo Vented Full Face Mask” (Sleepnet Corp.) was examined by swab sampling before and after sanitizing the mask with one standard cycle of the SoClean system (15min Ozone generation, wait time 2 hours).

The swab-test showed slight contamination of the mask with aerobic sporulating bacteria. Fungi could not be detected.
After one sanitizing cycle no bacteria and fungi could be detected (Fig. 1).

Figure 1: Result of the swab-test before (left) and after (right) one sanitizing cycle with SoClean.

2) Inactivation of Enterococcus faecalis immobilized on filter paper

A reference cell culture of Enterococcus faecalis (ATCC 29212) was diluted 1/10 with sterile water. A membrane filter paper (0.45μm, Whatman, ME25) was contaminated with the bacteria by normal filtering. Each filter was separated into two parts. One part was positioned within the CPAP-mask (Fig.2), the other part was used as reference and was stored outside the incubation camber during the sanitizing process. After one standard cycle the filter was directly placed on a culture medium (Slanetz and Burtley, Oxoid, P05018A) and incubated for 60h at 37°C.

Figure 2: Positioning of the contaminated filter papers in the mask.

Enterococcus faecalis was completely inactivated on all filter papers subjected to the sanitizing process. The part of the filter not placed in the ozone chamber showed almost the same bacterial activity as a freshly prepared filter.

Figure 3: Result of the filter incubation form the left and right side of the mask. The red colour of the reference filters (left side of each plate) indicates the presence of bacteria. The white colour indicates complete elimination of the bacteria.

3) Sanitizing a mask, directly incubated with Enterococcus faecalis

The mask and the hose were contaminated by an Enterococcus faecalis (ATCC 29212) cell culture solution (Fig. 4). The contaminated surfaces of the mask were examined by swab testing after one sanitizing cycle within the SoClean. A directly contaminated swab was used as reference.

Figure 4: Contaminated surfaces (marked blue) in the hose (left) and the mask (right).

On the contaminated surfaces all bacteria were inactivated (Fig. 5).

Figure 5: Result of the swab-test. Reference (left), mask (middle) hose (right). The red colour indicates the presence of bacteria. The white colour indicates complete elimination of the bacteria.

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