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Opti-Cide3 Surface Wipes

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Opti-Cide3 Surface Wipes

This treatment applies to the following species:
Manufacturer: Micro-Scientific

Bactericidal • Fungicidal • Virucidal* • Tuberculocidal


Opti-Cide3 Surface Wipes Caution

Active Ingredients


n-Alkyl (60% C14, 30% C16, 5% C12, 5% C18) dimethyl benzyl ammonium chloride


n-Alkyl (68% C12, 32% C14) dimethyl ethylbenzyl ammonium chloride








These wipes are disposable, single-use towelette wipes pre-saturated with Opti-Cide®3 solution. This product is intended for use on precleaned, hard, non-porous inanimate surfaces in areas where the disinfection of surfaces is required.

When used as directed these wipes clean and disinfect surfaces found in blood centers, cardiac catheterization labs, dialysis units, esthetician facilities, hospitals, medical offices, surgical centers, laboratories, intensive care units, isolation rooms, neonatal units, nursing homes, ophthalmic centers, EMS units, skin care facilities, respiratory care units, veterinary hospitals and areas/facilities concerned with the hazards of cross contamination from infectious microorganisms. This product may be used on devices/surfaces potentially contaminated with disease-causing microorganisms and use sites made of glass, metal, Plexiglas®, plastics (i.e., polycarbonate, polypropylene, polyvinylchloride and polystyrene), clear plastics, baked-on painted surfaces, stainless steel, brass, chrome, copper, acrylic, non-porous vinyl, powder painted coated surfaces, Formica®, glazed tile, laminated surfaces and other similar surfaces.

Directions For Use

It is a violation of Federal law to use this product in a manner inconsistent with its labeling.


This product sanitizes pre-cleaned non-food contact hard surfaces against the following microorganisms at room temperature with a 10-second contact when used as directed: Staphylococcus aureus and Enterobacter aerogenes.

This product effectively kills the following microorganisms at room temperature with a 2-minute contact time when used as directed: Acinetobacter baumannii, Avian Influenza A (H3N2) Reassortant Virus, Escherichia coli-with ESBL (E. coli), Hepatitis B Virus* (HBV), Hepatitis C Virus* (HCV), Herpes Simplex II Virus (HSV 2) G Strain, Human Immunodeficiency Virus* (HIV-1) (associated with AIDS), Influenza A Virus H1N1, Influenza Virus Strain A2/Hong Kong, Klebsiella pneumoniae-Carbapenem-resistant (KPC), Listeria monocytogenes, Mycobacterium bovis, BCG (tuberculosis) (TB), Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Rotavirus Strain WA, Salmonella enterica, Serratia marcescens, Staphylococcus aureus, Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Trichophyton mentagrophytes (ringworm) and Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus faecium (VRE).


In addition to the other microorganisms listed on this label, this product kills the following microorganisms at room temperature with a 3-minute contact time or as noted when used as directed: Bordetella bronchiseptica (kennel cough), Bovine Viral Diarrhea Virus, Duck Hepatitis B Virus*, Canine Distemper Virus, Canine Para Influenza Virus, Chlamydia psittaci (parrot fever), Feline Leukemia Virus, Infectious Bovine Rhinotracheitis Virus, Murine Norovirus, Rhinovirus and Streptococcus equi; and Canine Parvovirus with a 5 minute contact time.

Dispensing Directions:

To start feed, remove cover and discard seal. From the center of the wipe roll, pull up a wipe corner, twist it into a point and thread it through the hole located on the container cover. Pull through about one inch. Replace cover. Pull out first wipe and tear off at an angle. Remaining wipes feed automatically, ready for the next use. When not in use, keep center cap closed to prevent evaporation.

Cleaning and Sanitizing/Disinfection of Surfaces:

Use a fresh wipe to pre-clean surfaces of all gross filth and heavy soil. Repeat as necessary until surfaces are visibly clean. To effectively sanitize or disinfect the pre-cleaned surfaces, use a fresh wipe or turn the wipe over to its clean side to thoroughly wet the surfaces and allow surfaces to remain wet for the appropriate time indicated for the purpose intended.

Additional Special Animal / Veterinary / Pet Care Cleaning Sanitizing / Disinfection of Surface Instructions: First, remove animal from immediate area; then remove all visible debris, such as animal excrement, and bedding materials, such as blankets, litter, wood chips, hay or straw, and drinking and feeding utensils.

For disinfection of Avian Influenza A, use this product only for surfaces that are not conducive to treatment by immersion or excess liquid (e.g., cages, equipment tables, lab benches, faucet handles, door knobs, and similar “high touch” surfaces). Food and drink dispensing and preparation surfaces must be rinsed with potable water prior to use.

*HBV, HCV and HIV-1 Precautions: This product effectively inactivates HBV, HCV and HIV-1 on pre-cleaned environmental surfaces/objects previously soiled with blood/body fluids in health care or other settings in which there is an expected likelihood of soiling of inanimate surfaces/objects with blood/body fluids, and in which the surfaces/objects can be associated with the potential for transmission of HBV, HCV and/or the human immunodeficiency virus Type 1 (HIV-1) associated with AIDS. Special instructions for cleaning and decontamination against HBV, HCV and HIV-1 of surfaces/objects soiled with blood/body fluids: Personal Protection: Wear appropriate barrier protection including gloves, gowns, masks and eye coverings. Cleaning Procedure: Blood and other body fluids must be thoroughly cleaned from surfaces/objects before disinfection. Contact Time: Allow the surface to remain wet for 2 minutes prior to wiping. Infectious Materials Disposal: Cleaning materials used that may contain blood/body fluids should be autoclaved and/or disposed of in accordance with local regulations for infectious materials disposal.

This product is not to be used as a terminal sterilant or high-level disinfectant on any surface or instrument that (1) is introduced directly into the human body, either into or in contact with the bloodstream or normally sterile areas of the body, or (2) contacts intact mucous membranes, but which does not ordinarily penetrate the blood barrier or otherwise enter sterile areas of the body. This product may be used to pre-clean or decontaminate critical and semi-critical medical devices prior to sterilization or high-level disinfection.


Do not contaminate food or feed by storage or disposal.


Store in a cool, well-ventilated area. Product and Container Disposal: Dispose of wipe in trash after use. Do not flush. Tightly close lid between uses to retain moisture. Non-refillable Container: Do not reuse or refill this empty container. Offer empty container for recycling. If recycling is not available, discard container in trash.


Hazards to Humans and Domestic Animals

Opti-Cide3 Surface Wipes Caution

Harmful if inhaled or absorbed through skin. Causes moderate eye irritation. Avoid breathing vapors and contact with eyes, skin or clothing. Wash thoroughly with soap and water after handling and before eating, drinking, chewing gum, using tobacco or using the toilet. Remove contaminated clothing and wash clothing before reuse.


If inhaled: Move person to fresh air. If person is not breathing, call 911 or an ambulance, then give artificial respiration, preferably by mouth-to-mouth, if possible. If on skin or clothing: Take off contaminated clothing. Rinse skin immediately with plenty of water for 15-20 minutes. If in eyes: Hold eye open and rinse slowly and gently with water for 15-20 minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present, after the first 5 minutes, then continue rinsing eye. Call a poison control center or doctor for treatment advice. Have the product container or label with you when calling a poison control center or doctor, or going for treatment. You may also contact 1-800-535-5053 for emergency medical treatment information.

Physical or Chemical Hazards

Do not use or store near heat or open flame.

Manufactured in the USA for: Micro-Scientific, LLC, 755 Tri-State Parkway, Gurnee, IL 60031 USA

Toll-Free: 1-888-253-2536

International: 1-847-454-0835

EPA REG. NO. 70144-2

EPA EST. 56952-WI-001

Net Contents:

Net Weight:


100 Wipes

1 lb 7.8 oz. (676.6)


CPN: 1524001.2

Toll-Free:   1-888-253-2536
Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the Opti-Cide3 Surface Wipes information published above. However, it remains the responsibility of the readers to familiarize themselves with the product information contained on the US product label or package insert.

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