05571488 is referenced by 23 patents and cites 22 patents.

A method and apparatus for cleaning medical instruments including dental instruments having internal channels and internal moving parts comprises cleaning the external surface and internal channels and parts by a jet of cold water followed by a jet of preheated water, then intensely after-cleaning and disinfecting followed by lubricating the moving parts, then sterilizing and drying and cooling.

Title
Apparatus for the hygienic preparation of medical instruments
Application Number
8/274324
Publication Number
5571488
Application Date
July 13, 1994
Publication Date
November 5, 1996
Inventor
Karl Trackl
Langenau
DE
Raimund Stetter Alle
Ulm
DE
David Hruza
Bad Waldsee
DE
Ralf Sutter
Weinheim
DE
Lutz Beerstecher
Bensheim
DE
Agent
Hill Steadman & Simpson
Assignee
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
DE
IPC
A61L 9/00
A61L 2/00
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