Follow the subsequent instructions for proper decontamination of the AccelerOme instrument:

  • Perform the decontamination of the AccelerOme instrument in case of a risk of health impairment of the operating personnel, the maintenance personnel or technical service. This ensures the safety of the personnel handling the instrument.
  • Decontaminate the instrument to prevent functional degradation or to prepare for its disposal.
  • Follow the decontamination instructions for the biological or chemical substances that can contaminate the instrument.
  • Strictly observe the warnings and safety instructions for working with or cleaning up the biological or chemical hazardous substances.
  • Use suitable cleaning agents to clean the contaminating substances.

If your instrument is contaminated with pathogens or hazardous chemicals, decontaminate and clean the instrument prior to a service technician appointment to ensure the safety of the service technician.


Biological Hazard

The instrument could be contaminated with hazardous substances or biological pathogens. Contact with these can cause death or severe injury.

  • Before the service technician starts the maintenance or repair work, check the instrument for contaminations with hazardous pathogens or substances and decontaminate, if necessary.
  • Sign a declaration of decontamination verifying that the instrument has been cleaned and decontaminated before you let a service technician start working on the instrument.


  1. Turn off the AccelerOme instrument and disconnect the power cord before you perform the decontamination.
  2. Make sure the chemicals or solutions needed for decontamination are available.
  3. When preparing for decontamination, ensure that the solution or chemical you are using does not damage or react with the surface, dye (color) of the instrument, table or other nearby objects. If you have any questions, contact your Thermo Fisher Scientific representative to verify the compatibility of the type or composition of solutions with the AccelerOme instrument.
  4. Use proper protective gloves.
  5. Clean all parts of the instrument that can be potentially contaminated, such as the sample vial trays, dilutor syringe and tool, the wash module, and other such instrument parts, regularly.
  6. Ensure the cleaning solutions and chemicals do not make contact with the electrical parts of the instrument.
  7. For removing potentially dangerous substances (such as toxic and harmful substances), read the hazard indications and information in the MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet) supplied by the manufacturer referring to the relevant CAS (Chemical Abstract Service) number.
  8. When working with hazardous materials such as radioactive, or biologically hazardous material, be careful of spills or contamination and follow proper safety protocols. Depending on the class of the hazardous material, take the appropriate measures immediately.
  9. Properly dispose of the waste fluid from decontamination as well as any hardware to be disposed of with all the necessary precautions, abiding by national and international regulations.