Ecolab Bioquell technician setting up an RBDS system in a cleanroom

Rapid Bio-decontamination Service (RBDS)

Do you need a reliable bio-decontamination strategy in your lab or manufacturing facility, but lack the staff and equipment to carry it out? Bioquell Rapid Bio-decontamination Service from Ecolab is the answer.

This all-inclusive service handles every aspect of bio-decontamination, whether you want us to address a few small spaces or an entire building.

Benefits of Bioquell Rapid
Bio-decontamination Service (RBDS)

Bioquell RBDS is an all-in-one bio-decontamination service that includes planning, coordination, setup, equipment, cycle verification, and detailed reporting.

Bio-decontamination needs vary in scope, frequency and urgency. Our skilled technicians work with you to customize a bio-decontamination protocol that meets the requirements of your lab or production facility.

Bioquell RBDS is ideal for:

  • Emergency containment control 
  • Biosafety-level labs 2, 3 and 4
  • Post-construction new-area commissioning
  • Research areas
  • Pharmaceutical production areas
  • Bio-decontamination during annual shutdown for area maintenance


Why Choose RBDS

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Our expert team provides quick setup and bio-decontamination turnaround, including emergency response.

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Uses Bioquell Hydrogen Peroxide Sterilant to create hydrogen peroxide vapor that achieves a 6-log sporicidal reduction on surfaces within an enclosed area.

*EPA Reg. No.

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Custom bio-decontamination treatment for any location size or project scope. Technicians are available on weekends, holidays and during off-peak hours to help you return to full operation as soon as possible.

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Design and flexibility blend into your existing bio-decontamination process, preventive maintenance or emergency response plans.

Components of Bioquell Rapid
Bio-decontamination Service (RBDS)

Ecolab Bioquell Hydrogen Peroxide Vapor Systems and Services
  1. Vaporizers are placed strategically to emit the hydrogen peroxide vapor. These can be networked with multiple generators to cover large areas.
  2. Aeration and distribution units help spread the hydrogen peroxide vapor at the start of the cycle and quickly remove it during the final stage.
  3. Control panel networks multiple vaporizers, environmental monitoring equipment (not pictured), and aeration units from a single device.
  4. Portable hydrogen peroxide vapor detectors are used to perform routine checks during a cycle, to ensure there are no leaks outside the treated area.
Bioquell Business Continuity Service

In pharmaceutical and biologics manufacturing, a contamination event can lead to lost revenue, drug shortages for patients, and even a shutdown of your facility. The fastest way to get a contamination crisis under control is to prepare ahead of time.

Bioquell Business Continuity Service is a version of Bioquell RBDS. It’s designed for large organizations that want to be as ready as possible for contamination events, so they can react quickly.

Reporting and Confirmation

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Bioquell RBDS provides a complete final report confirming a 6-log kill in the spaces and on surfaces we’ve treated for you.

Each report includes the readings of our internally produced, high-quality biological and chemical indicators (BIs and CIs). Our BIs are made from Geobacillus stearothermophilus endospores to ensure reliable results when validating a 6-log sporicidal kill from the bio-decontamination process.

Our reports also cover:

  • Detailed cycle parameters and graphs
  • Pre- and post-vaporizing environmental conditions 
  • Incubation records of the biological indicators
  • Maps showing the placement of all equipment and indicators
  • Equipment calibration information
  • Certificates of analysis for all products used

FAQs About Rapid Bio-decontamination Service (RBDS)

Do I have to close the whole building during the bio-decontamination process?
Typically, you can continue to occupy adjacent work areas with no disruption. As part of the bio-decontamination process, we use specialized sensors to ensure no hydrogen peroxide vapor is leaking into adjacent areas.

How long will it take for Bioquell to bio-decontaminate my area?
Each situation is unique. We will work with you to assess the area and provide a time estimate.

Can I leave my equipment in the area?
Yes, and we encourage you to do so. If you remove equipment before bio-decontamination and then bring it back into the space, there's the risk of re-introducing microorganisms. Bioquell technology has been used on sensitive electronics with no ill effects.

I only need to bio-decontaminate equipment, such as the interior of my BSC, freeze drier, or isolator. Is this an option?
Yes. Please contact us for details.

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About Hydrogen Peroxide Vapor

During a bio-decontamination cycle, Bioquell technology fills an enclosed area with vaporized Bioquell Hydrogen Peroxide Sterilant.* In just one cycle, this vapor provides a 6-log sporicidal kill on exposed surfaces. Unlike chemical sterilants that can leave toxic residues behind, hydrogen peroxide vapor breaks down into water and oxygen once the bio-decontamination cycle and aeration is complete.

*EPA Reg. No. 72372-1-86703

Contact Us

Do you need an all-inclusive decontamination service for your facility? Use this form to request a quote for Ecolab’s Bioquell Rapid Bio-decontamination Service (RBDS).

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