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New Cleaning Products for Finapres finger cuffs!

September 2020

 

In the light of COVID-19, Finapres Medical Systems has successfully tested two new disinfectants for use on the finger cuffs, alongside the current range of approved products. The new cleaning products were chosen based on the guidelines of the World Health Organization (WHO). The active components, concentration and incubation times are indicated by the WHO for their effectiveness against viruses. We have tested the new cleaning products for the interference with the functionality of the finger cuffs.

The following two disinfectants are now approved:

  1. Cleaning products based on sodium di-chloro-iso-cyanurate. This was tested with 0.1% active substance, while submerging the bladder for 5 minutes.
  2. Cleaning products based on sodium hypochlorite. This was tested with 0.1% active substance, while submerging the bladder for 1 minute.

Both approved disinfectants are liquids in which the bladder of the cuff needs to be submerged for the time indicated above. Afterwards, the cuffs can carefully be dried by hand, or air dried.

The use of these products in the tested concentration will not lead to damages to the finger cuffs. Overtime, some slight discoloration may occur, especially when the used dosage is higher than the tested dosage.