Moreover, the chemical sterilization
of culture medium demonstrated adequate control of fungal and bacterial contamination, positive response to calogenesis, shoot induction and up to 75% explants survival.
Figure 27: Global Chemical Sterilization
Equipment Market Size, By Value, 2007-11 (US$ Millions)
The BioCleanse system is a low temperature chemical sterilization
process that eliminates bacteria, fungi and spores, as well as enveloped and non-enveloped viruses such as HIV and hepatitis from tissue, without altering the strength or biocompatibility of the allograft, RTI says.
Endoclens: A New Liquid Chemical Sterilization
Brown and Taylor say that while prions are resistant to heat and chemical sterilization
techniques such as an immersion in lye, a combination of the two methods appears effective.
Although incineration and landfilling will remain the primary methods of disposal, such technologies as autoclaving and chemical sterilization
will also see broader use.
The same book, Female Transcervical Sterilization, reports that 60 women were treated with the chemical sterilization
agent in Mexico, and that every single one of them experienced side effects.