Research Articles by Dr. Curtis J. Donskey, MD:  [ 2016 SHEA Research Poster ]     [ 2016 AJIC Article ]

Introducing AltaCare ® Sterilant from Altapure.

AltaCare is Organic

Altacare ® Cold Sterilant, is a reagent grade peracetic acid solution (also known as peroxyacetic acid or PAA).  PAA is an organic compound in a colorless aqueous solution. Altacare ® is EPA approved.

AltaCare is Effective

Altacare ® is a powerful broad spectrum disinfectant against bacteria, virus and spores. It is highly effective against a broad range of microorganisms, due to its high oxidizing potential. Altacare ® stops organism growth by oxidizing microbial enzyme systems and cell proteins.

AltaCare is Eco-Friendly

Unlike disinfectants like aldehyde, chlorine, and heavy metal/silver impregnated disinfectants, Altacare ® has minimal impact on the environment.

What Is AltaCare® Cold Sterilant?

Altacare ® Cold Sterilant is also fully biodegradable and environmentally friendly (green), and it decomposes and dries into safe and environmentally friendly components of: water vapor, oxygen, and acetic acid (vinegar) vapor. The result is residue-free treated surfaces.

Only pharmaceutical quality raw ingredients are used to manufacture Altacare ®. This choice of quality ingredients eliminates the introduction of undesirable materials into treated areas like clean rooms, pharmaceutical processing facilities, laboratories, and food processing areas.

For over 20 years, Altacare ® PAA chemistry has been utilized in hospitals and clinics.  In addition, it is registered for use in locations such as but not limited to: industrial laboratories, hospitals, medical product manufacturers, pharmaceutical manufacturers, bio-tech companies, and food & beverage processing plants.


Note: Hydrogen peroxide is very low at only 0.88%, when mixed and applied by the AP-4 ™.

The Altacare ® concentrate is mixed inside the AP-4 ™ machine, with reverse osmosis deionized (RODI) water, prior to and during each operation cycle.  More specifically, the Altacare ® concentrate is diluted 25:1, or 25 parts water to 1 part concentrate. This mixed liquid is then converted into an aerosol that consists of the following percentage of ingredients:

Peroxyacetic Acid = 0.18%

Hydrogen Peroxide = 0.88%

Distilled Water: 98.58%

Total = 100.0%

Treatment Capacity:

Each bottle of Altacare ® can treat approximately 15 standard sized patient rooms, when using Altapure’s AP-4 high-level disinfection system.

Why Select Altacare, a PAA agent?

  • Manufactured from pharmaceutical quality raw ingredients.

  • Filtered through 0.2 micron filters.

  • Very rapid spore kill.

  • Approved for use in clean room industry.

  • 20+ year successful track record in hospitals.

  • No heavy metals (like silver).

  • Registered with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

  • Powerful broad spectrum disinfectant.

  • Registered claims as Sterilant / Sporicide / Bactericide / Fungicide / Virucide.

  • High oxidizing potential.

  • Compatible with all common hospital and clean room surfaces.

  • Decomposes and dries into water, oxygen, and acetic acid (vinegar) vapor – no residue & ends green.

  • Post treatment light smell is acceptable to burn units and cancer wards.

  • Easily disposable and biodegradable.