Method and apparatus for deactivating a medical instrument of biocontamination

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APP PUB NO 20070154343A1
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11325191

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The present invention provides a medical washer for deactivating surfaces of a medical instrument or device having a lumen. The medical washer includes a housing that defines a chamber dimensioned to contain a liquid and to receive a medical instrument having a lumen. A primary conduit is connected at both ends to the chamber to define a recirculating path for liquid in the chamber. A suction device having an inlet port, an outlet port, and a suction port is disposed within said primary conduit such that the inlet port and the outlet port are fluidly connected to the primary conduit. A suction conduit has a first end that is fluidly connectable to a lumen on a medical instrument and a second end that is fluidly connected to the suction port of the suction device. The suction device is dimensioned such that a flow of the liquid through the suction device creates a negative pressure at the suction port.

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AMERICAN STERILIZER COMPANY5960 HEISLEY ROAD MENTOR OH 44060-1834

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Kral, Jude A Twinsburg, OH 24 305
Sargent, Donald A Wickliffe, OH 12 81

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