• Cancer causing

This is a major concern as HPV is the causative agent of cervical cancer and a leading cause of other cancers.

HPV is associated with 99.7% of cervical cancer 5

  • 3-7%

  • Remain

Ultrasound probes are a potential source of HPV infection as studies show 3-7% of transvaginal ultrasound probes remain contaminated with high-risk HPV DNA after ultrasound examinations and routine disinfection. 2, 3

  • Highly resistant

HPV can survive and remain infectious on surfaces for days, even when treated with common disinfectants. 4

  • Laboratory

Shows commonly used disinfectants do not kill natural infectious, high-risk HPV. 1

  • Testing

Until now, true disinfectant efficacy testing was not possible, as a method to grow infectious HPV particles for research has only recently been developed. 6

One high level disinfection system is proven to kill natural, infectious high-risk HPV