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Cleaning and disinfecting equipment
UV light disinfection system for Air Force medical centre
Cleaning and disinfecting equipment : 25 September, 2013
A medical centre in Las Vegas run by the air force is using a UV based medical disinfection system for improving room hygiene and patient safety
 
Rose Medical Center becomes first hospital in Colorado to implement Xenex disinfection system
Cleaning and disinfecting equipment : 27 August, 2013
Rose Medical Center becomes the first hospital in Colorado to install a germ-zapping robot that eliminates hard-to-kill bugs in hard-to-clean places.
 
Cooley Dickinson hospital reduces C diff infections by 53 percent with UV light disinfection system
Cleaning and disinfecting equipment : 23 August, 2013
A study demonstrates that the use of high-intensity, broad spectrum ultraviolet light decreased the rate of hospital-acquired Clostridium difficile (C diff), and C diff-related deaths and colectomies (removal of the colon) at Cooley Dickinson Hospital.
 
Xenex changes name to become Xenex Disinfection Services
Cleaning and disinfecting equipment : 22 July, 2013
Xenex Healthcare Services, a world leader in pulsed xenon UV room disinfection systems for healthcare facilities, is changing the company's name to Xenex Disinfection Services.
 
QHC Belleville deploys ozone-based disinfection technology to eradicate MRSA in less than an hour
Cleaning and disinfecting equipment : 10 July, 2013
San Francisco-based Medizone International is using the company's AsepticSure system at the Quinte Health Care-Belleville General Hospital as part of the hospital's management of a recent outbreak of MRSA (Methicilllin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus) infections there.
 
FHN installs disinfecting robot to enhance patient safety
Cleaning and disinfecting equipment : 14 June, 2013
FHN becomes the first healthcare entity in northern Illinois to use a Xenex robot to disinfect patient rooms, operating rooms and other areas.
 
Cambridge Health Alliance study demonstrates disinfection system reduces OR contamination
Cleaning and disinfecting equipment : 11 June, 2013
A new study conducted at Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA), a Harvard Medical School Teaching Affiliate, demonstrates that pulsed xenon ultraviolet light disinfection can significantly decrease Operating Room (OR) contamination of surfaces and air.
 
St Anthony Hospital deploys germ-eliminating 'Robot' to disinfect rooms
Cleaning and disinfecting equipment : 13 May, 2013
St Anthony Hospital's unveils Xenex's new germ-eliminating 'Robot' to enhance patient safety by utilising a new approach to disinfecting a room that looks a little like a science fiction character.
 
Doylestown Hospital unveils UV disinfecting tool to enhance patient safety
Cleaning and disinfecting equipment : 22 March, 2013
Doylestown Hospital's newest weapon against hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) may look a little like R2-D2 from Star Wars but the new Xenex disinfecting system uses ultraviolet (UV-C) light that is 20,000 times more powerful than the sun to 'zap' nasty organisms that cause infections like the flu, norovirus, MRSA and Clostridium difficile (C diff).
 
Stamford Hospital deploys portable room disinfection device to enhance patient safety
Cleaning and disinfecting equipment : 12 December, 2012
Stamford Hospital is the first and only hospital in Connecticut to use Xenex Healthcare Services' innovative disinfection technology to improve patient safety.
 
WellStar Health System deploys new room disinfection system to enhance patient safety
Cleaning and disinfecting equipment : 30 November, 2012
WellStar Health System is the first to implement Xenex Healthcare Services' room disinfection system in its patient and operating rooms and is the only health system in metro-Atlanta using the tool.
 
Cone Health lowers MRSA infection rates using Xenex room disinfection systems
Cleaning and disinfecting equipment : 19 October, 2012
At IDWeek 2012 Cone Health is reporting that the organisation reduced Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) rates by a 56 percent in 2011 after implementing an infection prevention programme that includes Xenex room disinfection systems.
 
Eco-friendly dry cleansing wipe saves money and the environment
Cleaning and disinfecting equipment : 11 April, 2012
Synergy Health is launching the new economy and eco-friendly Synergy Health Essentials Washcloth which is a maceratable, single-use, dry cleansing wipe that is part of the company's new value range of patient hygiene products, aimed at saving both money and the environment.
 
Disinfecting wipes offer environmentally friendly benefits
Cleaning and disinfecting equipment : 16 January, 2012
West Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust is becoming leaner and greener with the introduction of Vernacare's new environmentally friendly Tuffie 5 cleaning and disinfecting wipes.
 
New air disinfection unit actively neutralises airborne pathogen threat
Cleaning and disinfecting equipment : 15 November, 2011
Aerte, the air disinfection specialist, is launching a revolutionary air disinfection unit, the AD 2.0, specifically designed and proven to continuously eliminate airborne Healthcare Associated Infections (HCAI) from clinical settings - including MRSA, c-difficile and Norovirus.
 
Clinicians praised for the development of award winning wash bowl
Cleaning and disinfecting equipment : 17 October, 2011
Vernacare is dedicating thec company's Queen's Award for Enterprise to its staff, and clinicians who helped the UK infection prevention products manufacturer to develop and trial its award winning pulp wash bowl.
 
Research highlights corrosive impact of chlorine-based disinfectants
Cleaning and disinfecting equipment : 20 September, 2011
New research commissioned by Synergy Health is highlighting the potential corrosive damage to medical devices caused by ongoing exposure to chlorine-based disinfectants.
 
Guys and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust targets sustainable medical pulp savings
Cleaning and disinfecting equipment : 17 August, 2011
Guys' and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust is entering into a three-year purchasing commitment with market-leading medical pulp supplier Vernacare to help achieve guaranteed long term savings.
 
Synergy Health prepares for body bathing wipes launch in the USA
Cleaning and disinfecting equipment : 05 August, 2011
Synergy Health plans to launch two innovative product ranges into the US healthcare market at the Florida International Medical Exposition (FIME) in Miami from August 10 to 12, 2011 on stand 1282.
 
New deal sees NHS Scotland benefit from skin cleansing foam cost savings
Cleaning and disinfecting equipment : 18 April, 2011
NHS Scotland is granting Vernacare sole supplier status for its Senset Skin Cleansing Foam is now available at an additional saving of up to 8.3 percent from April 2011.
 
Moses Cone Health System disinfects a patient room in less than eight minutes
Cleaning and disinfecting equipment : 24 March, 2011
Moses Cone Health System is the first in North Carolina, USA, to use the Xenex PX-UV disinfection system which uses ultraviolet light and disinfects a patient room in less than eight minutes.
 
Disinfecting wipes help to counter out antibiotic-resistant bacteria
Cleaning and disinfecting equipment : 26 January, 2011
New research published in the Journal of Medical Microbiology identifies multiple antibiotic resistance in Pseudomonas aeruginosa and finds that built-up tolerance is not the only way bacteria are able to defend against antibiotics, but a further defence mechanism called 'persistence' could also facilitate the survival of these pathogens.
 
Bio-IS agrees five-year disinfection service deal with HSS
Cleaning and disinfecting equipment : 21 December, 2010
Bio-Intervention Specialists (Bio-IS) and HSS signs a five-year partnership to deliver the Bio-Intervention Disinfection Service to hospitals across the United States.
 
Cleaning and disinfecting wipe eradicates antibiotic-resistant enzyme NDM-1
Cleaning and disinfecting equipment : 06 December, 2010
Vernacare’s all-in-one Tuffie 5 cleaning and disinfecting wipe proves to eradicate the new antibiotic-resistant enzyme NDM-1 (New Delhi metallo-lactamase-1).
 
Vernacare offers savings for skin cleansing foam
Cleaning and disinfecting equipment : 25 November, 2010
Vernacare’s Senset Skin Cleansing Foam is awarded sole supplier status by NHS Supply Chain for a third year running and will be making the foam available at an additional saving of up to six percent from 1st December 2011.
 
Flexible packaging solution reduces cost of cleaning and disinfecting wipes
Cleaning and disinfecting equipment : 18 November, 2010
Vernacare is reducing the cost of the company’s Tuffie range of cleaning and disinfecting wipes by up to 30 percent, through the introduction of new ′greener’ flexible packaging.
 
Palomar Pomerado Health deploys Xenex PX-UV disinfection system
Cleaning and disinfecting equipment : 15 November, 2010
Palomar Pomerado Health (PPH) is the first health system in California to use the Xenex PX-UV disinfection system in its patient and operating rooms.
 
Xenex Healthcare Services launches new pulsed xenon room disinfection system
Cleaning and disinfecting equipment : 10 June, 2010
Xenex Healthcare Services, which specializes in developing disinfection technology for healthcare facilities, is launching its pulsed xenon room disinfection system and has concluded the Xenex system's successful trial at a leading US cancer centre.
 
Disinfecting wipes help eradicate swine flu virus
Cleaning and disinfecting equipment : 02 October, 2009
Tests show that the Tuffie 5 wipe from Vernacare destroys the swine flu virus
 
Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust wipes out five major groups of pathogens
Cleaning and disinfecting equipment : 20 August, 2009
Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust is introducing the new Tuffie 5 wipe across the entire Darent Valley Hospital site.
 
Topical nanoemulsion shows ability to kill resistant strains of bacteria
Cleaning and disinfecting equipment : 02 February, 2009
Scientists at NanoBio and the University of Michigan have demonstrated a novel topical nanoemulsion kills the highly resistant strains of bacteria that cause chronic illness and death among individuals with cystic fibrosis.
 
New air-sanitising system can be programmed to suit air quality demands
Cleaning and disinfecting equipment : 20 January, 2009
Prolitec has developed a new chemical formulation and delivery system that can be programmed to sanitise the air continuously or during specific times of day throughout HVAC ducts and occupied enclosed spaces - with applications ranging from homes to medical facilities; doctor, dentist and long-term care facilities.
 
Vernacare collaborates with Minima to develop hospital porter’s chair to combat HCAI
Cleaning and disinfecting equipment : 13 January, 2009
Vernacare is aiming to revolutionise the traditional hospital porter’s chair by working with design consultancy Minima to develop a radical new concept that ′designs bugs out’.
 
Vernacare helps Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre NHS Foundation Trust reduce C Diff cases
Cleaning and disinfecting equipment : 07 January, 2009
As part of a hard-hitting attack on infection, the Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre NHS Foundation Trust recently organised a series of road shows to raise awareness about C Diff and the preventative actions that can be taken.
 
PureCart Systems unveils portable disinfecting system for healthcare facilities
Cleaning and disinfecting equipment : 18 December, 2008
PureCart Systems has launched PureMist, an innovative product designed as a portable disinfecting system for healthcare facilities.
 
Green Ribbon project shows clear hygiene control benefits
Cleaning and disinfecting equipment : 05 December, 2008
The innovative Green Ribbon hospital cleanliness project was studied by David Nicholson, chief executive of the NHS, during a recent visit to Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford in Essex, UK.
 
EnviroSystems and Minntech agree to expand distribution into Japan
Cleaning and disinfecting equipment : 13 November, 2008
Anpath Group’s wholly-owned subsidiary, EnviroSystems (ESI) has entered into an agreement with Minntech to expand its international distribution into Japan.
 
Vernacare offers cost savings for cleansing foam to care for incontinent patients
Cleaning and disinfecting equipment : 03 November, 2008
Vernacare’s Senset Skin Cleansing Foam has been awarded sole supplier status by NHS Supply Chain and is available at a saving of up to 11.2 percent from 1 December 2008.
 
Vernacare briefs international partners on new business developments
Cleaning and disinfecting equipment : 27 October, 2008
Healthcare distributors from as far afield as New Zealand, Australia and South Africa, and across Europe, came along to Vernacare’s International Partners Conference to find out more about the company’s pulp bedpans and other infection prevention products that are sold in 46 countries around the globe.
 
Vernacare introduces new antibacterial macerator deodoriser for sluice rooms
Cleaning and disinfecting equipment : 03 October, 2008
A new antibacterial macerator deodoriser introduced by Vernacare combats bacteria while providing a fresh lemon fragrance to the sluice room environment.
 
Chemstar releases new drain sanitizer
Cleaning and disinfecting equipment : 25 September, 2008
Chemstar has released the newest version of its Foam San product designed to safely and efficiently control Listeria, Salmonella, E. coli, and insects in floor drains.
 
Bedford Hospital NHS Trust trials single-use washbowls to reduce infection risks
Cleaning and disinfecting equipment : 15 September, 2008
Bedford Hospital NHS Trust has teamed up with Vernacare to reduce the risk of cross infection from the use of shared plastic washbowls.
 
Cleaning and disinfecting wipe eradicates five major pathogen groups
Cleaning and disinfecting equipment : 10 June, 2008
Vernacare has unveiled a new cleaning and disinfecting wipe that is kind to the hands, yet eradicates the major five major groups of pathogens, including C diff, MRSA and E Coli.
 
Surface disinfectant comes in new easy-to-use flat pack design
Cleaning and disinfecting equipment : 05 March, 2008
Metrex Research has introduced the newest member of its surface disinfection range, CaviWipes, in a flat pack that offers a new easy-open/easy-close pull tab with slim, flexible packaging and adhesive-backed strips.
 
Vernacare improves bowl design to get to grips with infection
Cleaning and disinfecting equipment : 13 February, 2008
Vernacare has introduced a new, improved general purpose bowl that is designed to help hospitals to get to grips with Norovirus and other infections.
 
Waste watchers give green boost to Westmorland General
Cleaning and disinfecting equipment : 14 December, 2007
Westmorland General Hospital in Kendal has installed Vernacare 2020 macerators on five wards to help nursing staff to reduce waste.
 
Swedish trials on nitric oxide technology show promise for hygiene control
Cleaning and disinfecting equipment : 30 November, 2007
NOLabs, the Swedish company developing innovative nitric oxide-containing medical devices based on the NitroSense Technology, has achieved important milestone in the development of a new range of products for wounds infected by MRSA-bacteria.
 
Trafford General Hospital fights infection by abandoning plastic washbowls
Cleaning and disinfecting equipment : 22 November, 2007
Sister Jay Turner-Gardner, Infection Control Specialist Nurse for Trafford General Hospital, presented a case study at the Infection Prevention Society annual conference on how the hospital has abandoned its use of plastic washbowls in favour of a single-use, medical pulp based system.
 
Accelerated hydrogen peroxide cleaning agent helps combat norovirus outbreaks
Cleaning and disinfecting equipment : 13 November, 2007
Oxivir from JohnsonDiversey has been proven to be highly effective against norovirus and other infections including MRSA, E Coli, SARS, Hepatitis C.
 
Alcohol rub is formulated to protect against flu
Cleaning and disinfecting equipment : 09 November, 2007
JohnsonDiversey’s SoftCare Med is an effective alcohol hand rub that is proven to protect against contagious bacteria, fungi and viruses including flu.
 
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