FDA Seeks Whole Room Decontamination System

Laboratory Decontamination Systems

The FDA Office of Applied Research and Safety Assessment is seeking a whole room and surface decontamination system for its small animal research facility and support laboratories.

Several models used in the facility utilize animals that harbor pathogens endemic to the species. Additionally, the facility is utilized to conduct studies on foodborne pathogens such as Salmonella and Listeria. FDA requires that the treatment and housing rooms used for these studies are properly decontaminated following completion of studies.

The decontamination system must meet the following criteria:

  • Utilizes a binary ionization technology to activate and ionize hydrogen peroxide
  • Guaranteed not to damage sensitive electrical equipment such as computers and scientific instrumentation
  • Utilizes a hydrogen peroxide level not be higher than 8%
  • Does not require additional chemicals/reagents
  • Produces a fine mist the contains a high concentration of reactive oxidative species
  • Contains equipment for automated decontamination of an entire room as well as a hand held unit for small/interior areas
  • Kill efficacy minimally effected by temperature and humidity
  • Contact time for surfaces shall be less than 10 min, and for room environments less than 30 min
  • No requirement for post decontamination cleaning, and no residue
  • Preferably no pre-mixing/pre-dilution of the hydrogen peroxide required

Further details are available via Solicitation Number: RFQ-FDA-1168650. The deadline to submit quotations is August 3, 2016.

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