Longmont, Colo.-based Acertara Acoustic Laboratories, an independent ISO/IEC 17025:2017 accredited medical ultrasound acoustic measurement, testing, and calibration laboratory, announces that its TEE probe repair processes have been validated by the laboratory and engineering team of Creedmoor, N.C.-based automated TEE reprocessor CS Medical.
This testing process included more than 1,000 cleaning and high-level disinfection cycles, electrical leakage testing, and rigorous visual inspections. CS Medical’s TEEClean Automated Cleaner Disinfector is the gold standard in the automated reprocessing device industry with the TEEClean being the only automated cleaner and disinfector for TEE probes in the United States.
Acertara is the only TEE probe repair company whose repair processes have been independently validated by CS Medical. Commenting on this, Acertara CEO G. Wayne Moore says, “Acertara is the industry leading technology-based company in the probe repair market and we partner with other industry leading companies to ensure that every ISO13485:2016 certified probe repair procedure we develop results in a safe and effective outcome that returns the probe to substantial equivalence to a new OEM probe.”
Mark Leath, president of CS Medical, agrees, saying, “Acertara, to date, is the only probe repair company in the industry that has been tested using our automated cleaner disinfector. The test method is real-time and is actual cycle for cycle testing to clean and disinfect a TEE ultrasound probe. Our scientists and engineers have concluded that the repair work done by Acertara will effectively pass continued reprocessing by healthcare professionals. A probe repaired by Acertara and reprocessed with one of CS Medical’s automated cleaner disinfectors should provide confidence for the organization and safety for the patient.”