Takumi Medical Introduces Two Cleaning Processes

by | Jan 13, 2014 | medical

Takumi Medical, in response to customer requirements, is delighted to announce the acquisition of two new cleaning processes.

Takumi Medical is adding value to its customer’s products by offering both intermediate cleaning and now final cleaning before packaging, in its new validated packaging Clean Room. This will enable Takumi to ship implants, instruments cleaned and packed to their customers, which many of you are now requesting.

Takumi Medical chose local distributor, ACORN Processes, as their partner in introducing this technology. ACORN has experience in cleaning medical devices and represents KKS in Switzerland. KKS also offer sub contact surface treatments and are cleaning daily 30,000 medical implants, instruments, and devices for its global customers, the majority of whose product is FDA approved. This partnership, along with proven equipment and chemistry, now enable Takumi Medical customers to benefit from the experience and reliability of the equipment. KKS build all the equipment in house for us and can, therefore, provide full traceability.

Takumi Medical can now offer cleaning on customers products manufactured from materials such as Cobalt Chrome, Titanium, Peek, Glass and Polyethylene. Additionally, Takumi Medical offers ‘cleaning process development’, ‘validation’ and ‘chemical analysis of contamination’. All of which underline our commitment to our customers and their products.
Process One – Intermediate Cleaning

Takumi Medical selected a 3-stage process featuring; Cleaning, Rinsing (both dual frequency 27 Hz and 80 Hz) and Drying process removing contaminants such as mineral oils, water based coolants and swarf. De-ionized water is used in rinsing. These programs are optimized and validated by Takumi Medical’s QA team in conjunction with the customer’s own requirements.
Process Two – Final Cleaning (Prior to Packaging)

Parts can be rotated and washed rinsed and hot air dried in a single chamber controlled by a Siemens controller. DI water is used for washing and rinsing the contaminants and again dual frequency washing and rinsing of the parts are an integral part of the process. This washing system cleans below 50CFU, which is the baseline for most MedTech components entering Clean Rooms.