CIDEX OPA High-Level Disinfectant

Proven Performance at Every Level

As the industry standard for instrument reprocessing, CIDEX® OPA Solution is the time-tested disinfectant you can turn to for rapid, reliable results.

  • Offering high standards for purity when used for manual or automatic reprocessing
  • Quickly disinfects for improved productivity—more endoscopes can be processed in less time1
  • Works within minutes and provides broad spectrum killing power, even in the presence of human serum1


  1. Hession SM. Endoscope disinfection by ortho-phthalahyde in a clinical setting: an evaluation of processing time and costs compared with glutaraldehyde. Poster presented at: Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates; May 19-23, 2001; Tampa, FL.

CIDEX® OPA Solution Specs


Vegetative Organisms

  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Salmonella choleraesuis
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Mycobacterium bovis


  • Trichophyton mentagrophytes

Nonenveloped Viruses

  • Poliovirus Type 1
  • Rhinovirus Type 42
  • Adenovirus Type 2
  • Vaccinia (Wyeth)
  • Coxsackievirus Type B-3

Enveloped Viruses

  • Coronavirus
  • Cytomegalovirus
  • Influenza Virus [Hong Kong]
  • HIV-1
  • Herpes Simplex Types 1 and 2

CIDEX® OPA Solution Material Compatibility

Noncorrosive CIDEX® OPA Solution offers excellent material compatibility which can significantly reduce instrument damage and repair costs. It works quickly and safely to disinfect metal and nonmetal devices as well as plastic devices and elastomers.

Aluminum Anodized aluminum
Brass Carbon steel
Chrome-plated brass | Chrome-plated steel Copper
Nickel-plated brass Nickel-silver alloy
Stainless-steel | Titanium Tungsten carbide | Vanadium steel
Plastics and Elastomers
Acetal Acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS)
Nylon Polyamide
Polycarbonate Polyethylene
Polyethylene terephthalate (Polyester) Polymethylmethacrylate (Acrylic)
Polypropylene Polystyrene
Polysulfone Polyvinylchloride (PVC)
PTFE Kraton G
Natural rubber latex Polychloraprene (Neoprene)
Polyurethane Silicone rubber
Cyanoacrylate EPO-TEK 301 Epoxy
EPO-TEK 353 Epoxy  
Dental Materials
Addition silicone Polyether
For More Information
For a complete listing of material and manufacturer compatibility, please contact ASP Customer Support at 888-783-77230 or email


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