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ProCare Med from Miele: Process chemicals for the reliable reprocessing of medical instruments

Gütersloh, June 1, 2021 No. 035/2021
  • Eight products, tailored to the needs of doctors' practices, outpatient surgeries and departments in hospitals and clinics

  • System guaranteeing the safe and economical reprocessing of instruments

For 60 years, Miele has stood for reliability and innovation in the field of medical technology. Now, the Gütersloh-based, family-run company is rounding off its comprehensive system for doctors' practices, outpatient surgeries and specialist departments in hospitals and clinics – with a new and extensive portfolio of process chemicals. Under the heading ProCare Med, the reprocessing expert is set to introduce eight products on selected European markets from October 2021 onwards which are developed for the safe and economical reprocessing of instruments.

Products range from a pre-treatment foam aimed at keeping surgical instruments moist until they can be reprocessed to gentle, mildly alkaline and alkaline detergents as well as surfactants. Neutralising agents – optionally based on organic or inorganic compounds – also contribute towards preserving the value of loads. To take specific care of scissors and other instruments with hinges, Miele offers its clients a high-quality medical-grade oil which does not present a barrier to steam and is hence suitable for sterilisation.

The new process chemicals save valuable time and money in Miele undercounter and countertop machines with their powerful cleaning system: Despite customary short programme cycles, these products dispense only small quantities of chemicals and deliver first-class results, allowing instruments to be immediately checked, lubricated and sterilised.

Packaging units vary in size, depending on the product, from between 200 ml and 5 l. All bottles and canisters are extremely easy to use and are recyclable.

With its ProCare Med process chemicals, Miele is underlining its outstanding position as a highly competent supplier in the field of medical technology. Customers are supported in their choice and use of the new products through a blanket network of experienced service technicians, experts from Miele's own laboratories and product management as well as the scientific team of specialists in Application Technology at Miele.

 

Company profile: Miele is the world's leading manufacturer of premium domestic appliances including cooking, baking and steam-cooking appliances, refrigeration products, coffee makers, dishwashers and laundry and floor care products. Their product portfolio also includes dishwashers, air purifiers, washing machines and tumble dryers for commercial use as well as washer-disinfectors and sterilisers for use in medical and laboratory applications (Miele Professional). Founded in 1899, the company has eight production plants in Germany, one each in Austria, the Czech Republic, China, Romania and Poland as well as two production plants belonging to its Italian medical technology subsidiary Steelco. Sales in the 2020 business year amounted to around € 4.5 bn (thereof 29.5% in Germany). Miele is represented with its own sales subsidiaries and via importers in almost 100 countries/regions. Throughout the world, the family-run enterprise, now in its fourth generation, employs a workforce of around 20,900, of which approx. 11,050 employees work in Germany. The company has its headquarters in Gütersloh in Westphalia.

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The new portfolio of process chemicals under the heading ProCare Med from Miele is developed for the safe and economical reprocessing of instruments in undercounter and countertop machines.

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