About Us

Company Overview

Ruhof is an innovator and leading manufacturer world renowned for offering reliable solutions and individualized service to help you meet and exceed your decontamination and materials management challenges. As the pioneer in instrument and scope care, Ruhof introduced the first enzymatic detergent to the market in 1976. Since then we have dedicated ourselves to research, development and manufacturing state-of-the-art products to ensure the complete cleaning and reprocessing of all surgical instruments and scopes. Addressing the ever-increasing concern of cross contamination in hospitals, Ruhof's research and development department revolutionized the cleaning industry with our new Advanced Proteolitic Action enzymatic detergents, cleaning brushes and foam sprays. This new product line provides the most highly advanced enzymatic solutions that dramatically reduce cross contamination while lowering repair and replacement costs.

As a global leader in our ISO 13485 and ISO 14001 certified facilities, certifications that we meet and exceed worldwide standards of quality assurance and environmental management in production and customer service, Ruhof brand products also bear the CE mark, which guarantees that our products comply with the European (EC) 2017/745 Medical Devices Regulations

Company History

Ruhof was founded in 1976 with the development of Protozyme, the first enzymatic detergent for surgical instruments, and Surgistain for refurbishing corroded stainless steel instruments. Today, our product line includes our Advanced Proteolitic Action enzymatic detergents, refurbishing products for instruments and autoclaves, lubricants, germicidal surface disinfectants, scope brushes and sponges, odor eliminators, betadine stain removers and more. Ruhof also announced the formation of Ruhof Healthcare, a national accounts contracting partnership dedicated to making it easier for GPOs, IDNs and individual healthcare customers to obtain Ruhof's premium enzymatic detergents and a full line of instrument care products now being used by one in every five hospitals nationwide (from IMS market data).


The Ruhof Corporation will continuously maintain a quality management system to ensure the quality of our surgical instrument cleaning products and other state-of-the-art chemical specialties, in order to satisfy the needs of our customers.