MARCA: Protak Scientific
The conventional 7 day wait for Biological Indicator (BI) decontamination results is over. There is an alternative way to really measure and validate decontamination performance instantly.
Enzyme Indicators (EI’s) based in Adenylate kinase are an industry-changing advance in measuring decontamination performance. No longer will the pharmaceutical industry suffer financial losses, wasted man hours, and the burden of high risks associated with BI’s. EI’s offer a fast, cost effective, accurate, and risk-free alternative to biological indicators.
tAK: tAK stands for thermostable Adenylate Kinase. It is a remarkably stable enzyme that has a high tolerance to processes that would quickly inactivate most other proteins such as high temperature and oxidising agents. The tAK was isolated from thermophilic bacteria found in hot springs (Sulpholobus acidocaldarius). This enzyme has a predictable inactivation profile which can be measured across a wide dynamic range. These characteristics make tAK ideal as a surrogate marker for monitoring decontamination processes – its presence and activity can be measured using a rapid and sensitive luminescence assay.
Instant results – This is THE most important factor in why this new science will change the world. Instant results mean instant action. And instant action is what’s needed to reduce waste, improve productivity and to, in the end contribute to save lives.
Accurate data capture – EI READERS provide quantifiable, linear readings that provide users with substantially more information than the current BI’s. Enzyme Indicators can act as early warning systems – allowing performance monitoring, threshold release and automatic data capture.
Simple & easy to use – EI Tests are simple and easy to use and so can be used regularly by medical and pharmaceutical users and technicians alike. A simple test strip is used alongside a bespoke luminometer, which reads and delivers results instantly.
Life-changing implications – From being faster to bring operating theatres back into service to ongoing surgical equipment validation and immediate medical batch release of medicines, the benefits are tangible – this revolutionary science may save lives.
Satisfies audit process – EI’s and tAK validation provide the information needed to satisfy the audit process quickly and easily – and satisfy the regulator’s scrutiny.
Performance assurance – EI’s are manufactured to eliminate rogue results and include an optional onsite self-validation process. The Enzyme Indicator Readers offer more accurate quantifiable data than traditional Biological Indicator tests.
Reasonably priced – The EI technology, readers and test strips are reasonably priced and the results far outweigh the cost. They also have a long and stable shelf life compared with traditional BI’s.