It kills vegetative micro - Organisms and viruses including Hepatitis B & HIV in ten minutes. But for the destruction of Mycobacterium tuberculosis immersion must be for one hour. - It kills all forms of microbial life including resistant bacterial spores in ten hours. - It is compatible with common surgical materials including Carbon Steel, Aluminum, Copper, Brass, Nickel and Chrome plated items. - It does not damage cement mounts of lens systems. - It is simple to use and has visual evidence of activation.