How enzymes work in medical detergents

Enzymes are tiny powerhouses that speed up chemical reactions. Renewable and biodegradable, they are a more sustainable choice for cleaners than harsh chemicals. Enzymes in cleaning solutions bind with soils and break them down into smaller pieces, making them easier to remove. 

Novozymes Everis™ enzymes specifically target the various types of organic matter commonly found in clinical soils. Proteases target protein-rich matter like blood, while lipases target fatty matter like adipose tissue. Amylases and cellulases target the starch and cellulosic polymers found in waste such as feces.

Enzymes work in synergy with surfactants to rapidly breakdown organic soils at the molecular level making them easier to remove leaving only a clean surface behind - a clean that we call clinically clean. Detergents formulated only with surfactant lack this powerful synergistic cleaning effect providing only a superficial clean.

Though enzymes have long been used in medical device cleaning, advancements in enzymatic technology have led to new, improved molecules that deliver even more effective cleaning of clinical soils.