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Diagnostic and Therapeutic Endoscopy
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 853781, 7 pages
Rinsability of Orthophthalaldehyde from Endoscopes
MicroChem Laboratory, Inc., 1107-C South Airport Circle, Euless, TX 76040, USA
Received 24 January 2012; Accepted 9 March 2012
Academic Editor: Kazuo Inui
Copyright © 2012 Norman Miner et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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