Viraclean – First TGA Approved Product to Claim it Kills COVID-19
Viraclean is an Australian-made Hospital Grade Disinfectant, and isthe first product approved in Australia by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) to be able to claim that it kills SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) virus (AUST L: 69000).
This follows changes by the TGA in March 2020 to allow listed disinfectants to make validated claims to kill the COVID-19 virus on surfaces. Under AUST L: 69000, TGA has given approval for the Viraclean label to state: “Kills Coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19).” After intensive research and development, Dr Greg Whiteley, Chairman of Whiteley Corporation, said “We are delighted to announce this new claim for our product Viraclean, which is a truly Australian invention, developed, manufactured and proven in Australia… This new label claim for Viraclean against the virus responsible for the current pandemic will add to certainty around the level of hygiene in hospitals, particularly Intensive Care Units, Emergency Departments, and a range of other clinical, medical and dental applications.”
Viraclean Hospital Grade Disinfectant was invented for use on a broad range of bacteria and contaminated surfaces. Viraclean’s infection prevention technology was initially intended for the healthcare industry to better protect its workers and patients from the risks of SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) virus cross infection via inanimate high tough objects and surfaces. However, given the community spread risks across the country, there are many other industries that can benefit from using Viraclean.
Viraclean passes TGA option B, and is effective against a broad range of bacteria including Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Enterococcus faecalis (VRE), Klebsiella pneumoniae (CPE/ CRE) and Acinetobacter and is also proven effective against Candida albicans, Hepatitis B virus, Herpes Simplex virus, the Influenza virus and Coronaviruses including SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19).
What Does Viraclean Kill?
The Viraclean label lists that it is proven to kill the following:
- Candida albicans
- Coronaviruses including SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19)
- Enterococcus faecalis (VRE)
- Escherichia coli (E coli)
- Hepatitis B Group virus
- Herpes Simplex virus
- Influenza virus
- Klebsiella pneumoniae (CPE/CRE)
- Proteus vulgaris
- Pseudomonas aeruginosa
- Salmonella choleraesuis
- Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA or Golden Staph)
Please note that Viraclean is a surface disinfectant and is not intended for use directly on people, or for treating patients. Viraclean should also not be diluted to maximise its effectiveness.
The active ingredient in Viraclean is Benzalkonium Chloride, with a small amount of Ethanol in order to help its drying properties.
Viraclean Product Range
Viraclean Hospital Grade Disinfectant can be obtained in a 5 Litre or 15 Litre bottle, as well as a disinfectant spray, disinfectant squeeze bottle, or as wipes, called V-Wipes.
Who Should Use Viraclean?
Viraclean was initially available only to health care facilities, hospitals and some airlines. It is now available to the public and to other industries through The CPAP Clinic.
Other businesses that may benefit from ViraClean, particularly if there are high touch points, such as EFTPOS machines and reception benchtops, as well as areas with high people traffic, such as airports, shopping malls, train stations, concert halls, lift lobbies etc. include:
- GP and Medical Specialist clinics
- Dental clinics
- Allied healthcare clinics
- Aged Care Facilities
- Blood Banks & Pathology
- Retail shops
- Restaurants, cafes, bars and clubs – however not recommended for food preparation areas
- Public halls and stadiums
- Commercial buildings
- Education facilities such as schools, universities and TAFE
- Construction sites
Key Viraclean Features
- Suitable for broad variety of surfaces, including healthcare
- Does not contain Phenolics, Chlorine or Glutaraldehyde
- Will not stain fabrics or carpets
- Neutral pH
- Metal friendly - non corrosive
- Fully biodegradable
- Ready use with pleasant fragrance
- Excellent materials compatibility
- Proven to kill a broad range of bacteria & viruses
Viraclean Product Purchased Directly from Whiteley Corporation
The CPAP Clinic is a leading supplier of Viraclean products, and purchases directly from the manufacturer, Whiteley Corporation.
The CPAP Clinic is a leading supplier of Respiratory, Sleep Disorders, Cardiology and PPE supplies. Headquartered in Macquarie Park NSW, it has 40 clinics nationwide. For any questions relating to Viraclean Hospital Grade Disinfectant, we have clinicians able to assist you. We can be contacted by calling 1300 76 29 39 or emailing us on firstname.lastname@example.org
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