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NHS SBS launches £1.7bn decontamination procurement framework with end-to-end management offer

* NHS-SBS.jpgFinance & accounting, procurement and workforce services provider, NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS), has unveiled a new £1.7bn framework agreement designed to support NHS hospitals and theatres manage sterilisation, decontamination and repair of surgical equipment efficiently, and meet clinical demand.

NHS SBS's procurement framework, Decontamination Services & Solutions, offers end-to-end decontamination solutions. It comes at a time that sees the building and roll-out of surgical hubs being scaled up across the country to increase capacity and ease the pressure on elective surgery.

Sodexo extends 15-year partnership with Queen's Hospital, Romford for a further five years

* Sodexo-Queens-Hospital.jpgSodexo has had its catering, retail and soft services FM contract at Queen's Hospital, Romford extended for a further five years and will implement new portering and cleaning technology as part of the contract extension.

Sodexo has delivered the soft FM services at the hospital since 2006 as part of the PFI contract with ProjectCo and Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust.

How DAM Healthcare reduced waiting room germs with SteraSpace air sanitisation units

* DAM-Healthcare.jpgA trial of Airdri's SteraSpace air and surface sanitisation systems at a health test centre run by Liverpool-based DAM Healthcare, has shown an impressive higher than 89% reduction in bacteria levels after 14 days of continuous usage.

The company, which provides a range of healthcare options including gut health, menopause and fertility testing, carried out an independent trial at one of its Covid-19 test centres, where the units were positioned in the practice waiting room. Keeping test centres clean was at the top of the agenda during the pandemic and plays an ongoing role post pandemic in ensuring both the support of staff and patient safety.

Introducing MicroGuard: Microban’s antimicrobial technology for PU, EVA and PVC

* MicroGuard-FOAM.jpgMicroban International has expanded its portfolio of antimicrobial technologies with the introduction of MicroGuard, a series of antifungal additives for PVC, PU, and EVA applications including foam.

MicroGuard technology provides high antifungal efficacy and 24/7 built-in protection, preventing microbial degradation to extend the useful product lifetime.

CDVI’s new accessible toilet lock system features MicroGuard anti-microbial coating

* CDVI-Accessible-Toilet-Lock.jpgCDVI has announced the release of the DW-TLC toilet door locking system for accessible toilets.

Five ways to slow surging spread of Norovirus

Norovirus is in full swing in the US this Winter. While the number of cases hit historic lows during the pandemic, now it's behind us, experts believe 2023 may be a record year for cases. Likewise flu in the UK and other parts of the world.

Norovirus is a family of viruses typically spread when an infected person vomits. A typical year sees about 20 million cases, around 800 deaths, and nearly 100,000 hospitalisations.

UK manufacture of hand sanitiser products: current arrangements for Article 95 compliance to end

* hand-sanitiser-products.jpgIn response to the pandemic, the Health & Safety Executive took steps to assist industry's efforts to increase the availability of hand sanitisers to help reduce the spread/transmission of Covid-19.

One, was adopting a pragmatic and proportionate approach to the requirement for all biocidal products supplied in the UK to contain active substances sourced from suppliers on the Article 95 list. This is now to end.

Expert explains how evidence-based cleaning will help reduce HCAI deaths

* Interclean-interview.jpgInterclean, which organises the highly successful cleaning exhibitions and conferences that take place in Amsterdam every two years, has interviewed Professor Didier Pittet, chairman of Clean Hospitals and director of the infection control programme at the University of Geneva Hospitals Faculty of Medicine, about the importance of healthcare cleaning.

Bobrick launches B-9100 PureDri sanitising hand dryer

* Bobrick.jpgBobrick says that its new B-9100 PureDri Automatic Hand Dryer and Air/Hand Sanitiser is a one-of-a-kind product that protects hands with a blast of super-concentrated ionised air following the hand drying cycle, while also functioning as an air sanitiser for the room itself.

“PureDri represents a true breakthrough in hygiene, health and wellness,” says the company. “The key to its efficacy is dual waveband UV-C technology that neutralises common airborne pathogens, proven to eliminate over 99% of bacteria, viruses, mould and fungi.”

BESA event speaker warns that NHS waiting lists won't fall unless we fix ventilation

* BESA-NHS.jpgThe first ever World Ventilation Day, (Tuesday 8th November) highlighted the growing public health crisis linked to poorly ventilated buildings with a series of international events demonstrating how good ventilation reduces exposure to deadly viruses and pollutants.

World Health Organisation child health advocate Rosamund Adoo Kissi-Debrah told an event organised by the Building Engineering Services Association that children will continue to die unless governments and the ventilation industry work together to address poor indoor air quality.

B-Sure Installations launches B-Spoke Hygiene Board service

* B-Sure-Hygiene-Board.jpgB-Sure Installations has launched its B-Spoke Hygiene Boards service across the UK, following a successful trial to support customers during the pandemic.

B-Spoke Hygiene Boards are designed specifically to meet all a customer's hygiene needs in one and are pre-treated to be completely anti-microbial.

Tork launches innovative hygiene trainings for staff in long term care homes

* Tork-Care-homes.jpgNew research, conducted by Essity for its Tork professional hygiene brand, has uncovered the desire among staff in long term care facilities for improved training in areas such as hand hygiene and cleaning procedures.

With cleaning & hygiene protocols more stringent than ever, 58% of cleaning staff have said they find it challenging to follow all the steps and tasks in cleaning guidelines and 68% of care staff would like to receive better and more interesting/interactive training in hand hygiene.

Oxonox reveals game changing performance of its lift and escalator sterilisation solutions

* OXONOX.jpgUK tech firm, Oxonox, has revealed the results of its revolutionary AirLift and AirStair products.

Designed to restore the public's confidence in post-pandemic hygiene and drive footfall, Oxonox’s two controlled plasma sterilisation solutions have demonstrated that they provide round-the-clock protection against viruses and bacteria, reducing the microbiological load continually by 90% on average, both in the air and on surfaces, outside of laboratory conditions.

This statistic is key as it demonstrates the products' effectiveness in real world environments, as opposed to sterile laboratory settings.

New frontline workwear uniforms inhibit bacterial growth

* NNT-Polygiene-workwear.jpgIf you work in a high-pressure environment, you want to feel fresh and comfortable, which means that the added advantage of clothing that's not just smart but also inhibits bacterial growth is obvious. To tick all these boxes, NNT and Polygiene have teamed up to create a new range of protective uniforms.

Researchers develop plastic film that can kill viruses using room lights

* plastic-wrap-kills-viruses.jpgResearchers at Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland, have developed a groundbreaking plastic film that can kill viruses which land on its surface, with room light. This breakthrough could lead to a significant reduction in the transmission of viruses in healthcare environments but also in other settings that uses plastic films - for example, food production factories.

Microban launches Refresh: a patent-pending odour capture technology that is completely metal free

* Microban-Refresh.jpgMicroban International has introduced Refresh - its newest, patent-pending, sustainable odour capture technology that is completely metal free. This innovative technology is proven to reduce odours by up to 93% on polyester and polyester-rich blends, even after 30 launderings.

EvaClean and Adyton MedTech partner to provide enhanced disinfection to healthcare facilities in Central and Eastern Europe

F* EvaClean-ADYTON-MedTech.jpgor over 30 years, Adyton s.r.o. has been a primary provider of healthcare technologies for more than 53 million inhabitants in central and eastern Europe (CEE) Intent upon bringing its safer, more effective infection prevention solutions to the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Poland, EvaClean EU has formed a strategic distribution partnership with Adyton, formalised during a signing ceremony in Prague.

Ecoray can help with infection control during Covid-19 and beyond

* Willmop-smaller.jpgThe Ecoray system is a totally autonomous addition to the range of Grande Brio Scrubber Dryers and Willmop vertical scrubber dryers from TSM Italy - brought to the UK market in an exclusive partnership with Hooper Services in Portsmouth, Hampshire.

Using UV Technology to destroy micro-organisms on a cellular level, the Ecoray system can destroy up to 97% of bacteria, mould or viruses without the use of a chemical.

NYU Langone health study confirms efficacy of EvaClean PurTabs NaDCC disinfectant

* NYU-EvaClean-PurTabs.jpgNew York University Langone Health (NYUL) chief epidemiologist Dr Michael Phillips and his colleagues at NYUL conducted a study to confirm the efficacy of sporicidal disinfectants for controlling Clostridioides difficile (C. diff) and Candida aruis (C. auris).

Eurofins acquires leading UK healthcare water testing laboratory

* Eurofins-acquires.jpgEurofins Food & Water Testing UK has acquired Isopharm Laboratory, a premier provider of accredited testing services across the UK healthcare decontamination and validation market. Established in 2018, Isopharm Laboratory brings a modern approach to water testing, ensuring decontamination and infection control in both hospital and domestic environments.

Hands-on testing: MSL Solution Providers introduces EN 17430 testing

* MSL-hand-sanitiser.jpgMicrobiological testing firm, MSL Solution Providers, has introduced the new EN 17430 testing method to its roster of services. Proving efficacy to this standard helps manufacturers and suppliers ensure that their hand sanitiser's claims are robust and meet all regulatory requirements - whilst, ultimately, improving infection prevention.

Partnership improves healthcare facilities with innovative technology solutions

* R-Zero.jpgSmart building specialist R-Zero, has formed a strategic partnership with SC Johnson Professional, to bring innovative and technology-driven solutions to the healthcare sector that intelligently monitor and improve efficiency and operations across smart cleaning, staff productivity, patient experience, space utilisation and energy consumption.

As part of the partnership, R-Zero's comprehensive platform of occupancy and indoor air quality sensors, data insights software and UV-C air & surface disinfection solutions will be a featured extension of SC Johnson Professional's product portfolio.

Eliminate C. auris in less than one minute

* Eliminate-C.jpgIndependent testing shows that UMF|PerfectClean's Klorese cleaner-disinfectant combined with a PerfectClean wiper eliminates the deadly fungus Candida auris (C. auris) in less than one minute.

Performed by contract services organisation Integrated Pharma Services, the testing is further proof that Klorese and PerfectClean are the perfect combination for cleaning and disinfecting any surface in a healthcare facility.

Healthcare Cleaning Forum: 2024 programme announced

* Interclean-Healthcare-Cleaning-Forum.jpgOn 16th May 2024, Interclean's Healthcare Cleaning Forum will once again open its doors to healthcare cleaning enthusiasts from far and wide. With a packed programme aimed at cleaning professionals, healthcare experts, hospital managers, infection prevention specialists, facilities managers and industry leaders - this much anticipated event is a highlight on the professional cleaning industry calendar.

Running alongside Interclean Amsterdam, the world's leading trade fair for cleaning & hygiene professionals, the Forum explores the latest trends and challenges affecting environmental hygiene and disinfection in healthcare institutions.

Your hand hygiene compliance challenges, solved

* hand-hygiene-badge-tiny.gifUnlike some other electronic hand hygiene solutions, BioVigil provides a gentle reminder sequence on a user-worn badge to wash your hands.

The combination of these reminders, plus the awareness feature of a green, yellow, and red light, have proven to significantly increase hand hygiene compliance and inspired confidence amongst patients in healthcare environments.

Sodexo extends stay in Royal Stoke and Haywood hospitals for 10 more years

* Sodexo-Royal-Stoke.jpgSodexo Health & Care has reinforced its long-standing relationship with the Royal Stoke University Hospital (RSUH), part of the University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust (UHNM) and Haywood Hospital, part of the wider Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT).

Valued at £38 million per year, the new 10-year contract, which is part of a Private Finance Initiative covering both Royal Stoke University Hospital and Haywood Hospital, will see Sodexo continue to deliver catering, retail and soft FM services throughout the PFI and the retained estate at both hospitals.

Mitie secures spot on Crown Commercial Service's Healthcare Soft FM Services Framework

* Mitie-Crown-Commercia-Service.jpgMitie has been awarded a place on the Crown Commercial Service's (CCS) Healthcare Soft Facilities Management Framework agreement for three years with an option to extend for a further year.

As part of the framework agreement, Mitie will be able to bid for contracts which support the provision of Healthcare Soft FM services to the NHS and other organisations in the healthcare industry including NHS Hospital Trusts, Community Health Trusts, Mental Health Trusts and General Practices. This includes 12 lots of services covering cleaning (both general and ambulance cleaning), catering, landscaping and waste management services.

Building engineers 'will save more lives than doctors'

* Building-engineers.jpgA leading respiratory illness expert has claimed that facilities management and building services engineering will have a greater influence on worldwide human health & wellbeing than the medical and social care professions.

Dr Philip Webb, chief executive of Respiratory Innovation Wales (RIW), told a technical briefing hosted in London by The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers Patrons that the huge scale of the indoor environmental quality (IEQ) crisis meant that greater investment in building and facilities management would be more effective than medical treatment in reducing excess deaths related to respiratory, cardiovascular and mental health conditions.

‘Contributions of Cleaning Solution Residues to Indoor Organic Surface Films’: new report

* Contributions-of-Cleaning.jpgResidues from commercial cleaning products contain a wider range of compounds than previously thought. Since the outbreak of Covid-19, surfaces in public spaces are cleaned more often.

While disinfectant solutions eliminate germs, they don't leave behind a truly bare surface. They deposit a thin film that doesn't get wiped up, even after giving the surface a good polish.

UHS deploys cutting-edge robotic cleaning technology developed by CenoBots

* Cenobot.jpgCenoBots has announced its partnership with UHS of San Antonio, a valued hospital system partner, for deploying cleaning robots. The deployment is also being carried out in collaboration with Hellogard Robotics.

This collaboration serves as a testament to the power of industry innovation and teamwork between Cenobots.

Global disinfection robots market booms as demand soars, triggering innovation & strategic investments

* Global-Disinfection-Robots-Market.jpgAccording to Arizton's latest research report, the disinfection robots market will increase at a Compound Annual Growth Rate of 31.02% from 2022 to 2028.

Government response to life-saving campaign 'disappointing' and 'complacent', says industry leader

* Industry-leader-slams-Government.jpgThe leader of one of the UK's biggest industries - that encompassing cleaning - has accused the Government of being 'dismissive, arrogant and completely missing the point' for continuing to disregard a campaign that could help save thousands of lives and ease Winter pressures on the NHS.

The British Cleaning Council, which represents the £59bn cleaning, hygiene & waste industry, wrote to Prime Minister Rishi Sunak in early October in support of a report by the All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Cleaning & Hygiene Industry, entitled 'Embedding Effective Hygiene for a Resilient UK'.

Taking infection prevention from the clinics to the casinos

* Taking-infection-prevention.jpgWith the risk of environmentally transmitted infections such as flu and MRSA, the simple act of using a pen to fill out forms has become a potential vector for infectious diseases.

Steri-Write, a revolutionary pen disinfection tool developed by Dr Brian Wind, offers a game-changing solution to this critical issue, ensuring enhanced safety for patients and the public.

NHS chooses P-Wave to deliver blood in pee cancer warnings for men

* NHS-P-Wave1.jpgUrinal mats in public places in England will begin to carry blood in pee cancer warnings for men, as part of a major new NHS earlier diagnosis drive. 

The NHS has chosen P-Wave – a leading urinal products brand – to put the message “Blood in your pee? Contact your GP practice” on urinal mats in thousands of men’s toilets across the country. Pubs, restaurants, shops, hotels and sports stadiums will be among the public places using the lifesaving mats with men’s workplaces also targeted.

Global Hospital Hygiene Management Market Analysis and Forecasts to 2032, now available

* global_hospital_hygiene_management_market.jpgThe ‘Global Hospital Hygiene Management Market - Analysis and Forecast, 2022-2032’ report, new to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering, reveals that the global hospital hygiene management market has seen significant advancements in recent years. This, it says, is driven by the increasing emphasis on patient safety, infection control, and the ongoing Covid-19 outbreaks.

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the evolving landscape of hospital hygiene management, with a specific focus on new innovations in the industry. The three key areas of innovation discussed in this report include Artificial Intelligence (AI) and digital innovation, robotics and hygiene adherence and monitoring.

Chlorine disinfectant is no more effective than water at killing off superbug, says new study

* Chlorine-medical.jpgOne of the primary chlorine disinfectants currently being used to clean hospital scrubs and surfaces does not kill off the most common cause of antibiotic-associated sickness in healthcare settings globally, according to a new study.

Research by the University of Plymouth has showed spores of Clostridioides difficile, commonly known as C. diff, are completely unaffected despite being treated with the high concentrations of bleach used in many hospitals. In fact, the chlorine chemicals are no more effective at damaging the spores when used as a surface disinfectant than using water with no additives.

SRFC Bio's breakthrough infection control technology, Protecta Clean, launches in UK

* SRFC-Bio.jpgSRFC Bio, a biotechnology company that develops continuously active antimicrobial surface cleaners and coatings, announced this week the launch of its third-generation antimicrobial technology product in the UK.

The product cleans surfaces, disinfects bacteria and viruses at application, and keeps killing 99.9% of bacteria for up to 48 hours after it dries without leaving any visible or sticky residue. The technology was successfully launched in the US in October 2022 and will now be made available internationally.

Expert training helps achieve optimum cleaning while working safely

* Mike-O.jpgWith almost 40 years' experience in the cleaning industry, involved in consulting on, the selling of and training in the use of many brands of steam cleaning machines, Mike Osiadacz now offers his STEAM dedicated training and consultancy service, to clients who seek expert education and training regarding the use of this technology.

"The machine is only as good as the person using it," says Mike. "To get the best results out of your investment you have to ensure that all staff have been trained correctly - and, most importantly - are using the equipment safely.

Gojo recognised as a key partner to the NHS

* GOJO-NHS-75.jpgGojo tells us it is proud to be a brand showcased in an official publication commemorating the NHS, entitled 'NHS 75: Celebrating 75 Years of the National Health Service’. This accolade demonstrates the key role played by the skin and hygiene specialist, which has now been a partner to the organisation for more than 30 years.

Widely used in the NHS, Purell is a trusted brand in healthcare facilities around the world. As a market leader of hand hygiene within the UK's health service, it has been instrumental in helping core NHS metrics to be achieved, such as reductions in the number of healthcare associated infections (HCAIs).

New UVpro FMT Air and Surface Treatment boosts hygiene standards across industries

* Nuvonic-UVpro-FMT.jpgNuvonic, a global UV technology solutions provider, has launched UVpro FMT (Flange Module Tank) UVC disinfectors for the treatment of air and surfaces in storage tanks. This innovative solution ensures the cleanliness and safety of storage tank environments in various industries, including food and beverage, healthcare, and pharmaceuticals.

The UVpro FMT is specifically engineered to be installed in storage tanks, where its flange-mounted lamps effectively eliminate germs in the air and on inner tank walls. Using advanced UVC technology, Nuvonic's solution provides a highly efficient disinfection process, safeguarding the integrity of stored products and maintaining optimal hygiene standards.

CHSA's Glossary helps buyers navigate spurious claims relating to cleaning chemicals

* CHSA-chemicals-glossary.jpgBuyers of cleaning chemicals can navigate the spurious, misleading and unsubstantiated claims that are all too common in the cleaning industry thanks to a Glossary published by the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association.

All members of the CHSA adhere to the requirements of the relevant Accreditation and have signed the Association's rigorous Code of Practice. It means CHSA members:

Georgia Tech saved $700,000 with GenEon

* Georgia-Tech-savings.jpgGeorgia Institue of Technology has saved $700,000 in cleaning and disinfecting costs thanks to GenEon. Founded in 1885, the Georgia Institute of Technology is a nationally recognised research university that sits on 400 beautiful, wooded acres in the heart of Atlanta. Its 25,000 students make use of over nine million square feet of building space.

Colop’s continued partnership with Microban International helps stamp out bacteria

* Microban-Colop-Antibacterial.jpgColop, an independent manufacturer of stamps and marking devices, is celebrating a decade of incorporating Microban antimicrobial technology into the handle, cap and index window of its Classic Line, Printer Line, Pocket and Children's stamps. These products are perfect for use in high-traffic environments, such as schools, healthcare facilities, offices and airports.

Gothenburg gets world's first hospital linen optical waste sorting system

* GOTHENBURG.jpgÖstra Sjukhuset, one of four sites that form Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Sweden's largest university hospital, is setting the global standard in sustainable hospital waste and linen management after appointing Envac to install its optical linen sorting technology as part of a major modernisation programme.

Pylon Coatings uses Polygiene Biomaster and Verimaster for antimicrobial surface protection and identification

* Pylon-Coatings_Polygiene-Biomaster.jpgAustralian manufacturer Pylon Coatings has been formulating, supplying and supporting premium coatings for a wide range of industries since 1950.

One of the most successful developments in recent years has been the Bio-Guard Coating range which creates more hygienic surfaces with the use of Polygiene Biomaster. Additionally, the range incorporates Polygiene Verimaster security technology to verify the presence of the antimicrobial technology.

Proven during pandemic, pioneering technology now expanding

* Disinfection-Robot.jpgDuring the Covid-19 breakout, Audite Robotics used its pioneering hybrid UVC air and surface disinfection robot technology to deal with the pandemic in Spain, where it was implemented into different private and public facilities.

Now the Danish company is in the process of implementing and testing the robot at one of the biggest hospitals in the United Arab Emirates.

Leading with less: recycled single use wipe delivers superior mechanical cleaning performance, sustainably

* Vileda-wipes.jpgNew r-MicronSolo is Vileda Professional's single use cleaning cloth made from 35% recycled materials. Due to its advanced micronfibre technology, it offers effective and rapid cleaning of high-risk areas.

Hospital floors may pose a larger health risk than previously thought

* Hospital-floors.jpgHospital room floors may be an overlooked source of infection, according to a study published in the March issue of the American Journal of Infection Control, the official journal of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control & Epidemiology (APIC).

Needlesmart clinical waste boxes to save NHS more than £120 million in government plastic tax

* PIONEERING-BRITISH-TECH.jpgBritish smart MedTech company NeedleSmart is at the forefront of helping the NHS radically reduce CO2 emissions in its clinical waste disposal by a staggering 95% as part of its Carbon Reduction Strategy, saving £10s of millions in clinical waste destruction.

Rawlins secures exclusive rights for FogPod

* RAWLINS-FOGPOD.jpgDenis Rawlins has secured the exclusive UK rights to distribute what it says is the most affordable and reliable fogging device on the market, FogPod. Born out of the pandemic, FogPod was created by a father and son team who wanted to bring innovative, cost-effective sanitation devices to the market, to make the fogging process accessible to all.

Bupa and NHS choose virus-killing air purifiers that can be used in occupied spaces

* AirxproX.jpgAirxPro air purifiers are being used within NHS vaccination centres and by Bupa, to protect staff, patients and visitors, having received full certification from a Government-audited laboratory. Safe to use in occupied areas, they boast a virus removal rate of 99.97%.

Vitalacy adds SmartBadge to hand hygiene monitoring portfolio

* Vitalacy.jpgDesigned to fit behind a healthcare provider's ID badge, Vitalacy's new SmartBadge captures and delivers individual-, unit- and facility-level hand hygiene performance data to hospital leaders responsible for quality, safety, and infection control and prevention.

Healthcare, hospitality and other cleaning staff facing 'burnout' due to severe staff shortages

* Healthcare-cleaning-workers-burnout.jpgIndustry leaders have warned that cleaning staff in healthcare, hospitality and other parts of the sector are facing burnout because of increased workloads due to the pandemic and severe staff shortages.

New surface and air sanitisers ideal for post-Covid era

* Bothongo-sanitisers.jpgA thriving hygiene company which recently celebrated achieving £5 million-worth of sales in its first year has unveiled a range of surface and air sanitisers ideally suited to the post-Covid era.

Hospital-grade microfibre said to eliminate risk of recontamination

* Hospital-microfibre-UMF.jpgUMF Corporation says its Micrillon microfibre is setting a new standard as the first hospital-grade microfibre that can be converted into a wide range of long-lasting, reusable products, including towels; cubicle curtains; socks; gloves; walk-off mats; reusable N95 rated face masks, and colour-coded microfibre cleaning products.

Telford company targets £multi-million opportunity after launching 'breakthrough' sanitising solution

* Room-Shield-Sunseeker.jpgA new alternative antiviral sanitising solution that is free from alcohol and chemicals is being launched by a Telford hygiene specialist.

Room Shield has signed a joint venture agreement with a North Staffordshire manufacturer to bring its HOCL (hypochlorous acid) products to the commercial marketplace.

Vapourtec's easy-HC10 delivers significant cost savings

* Vapourtec-in-use.jpgA cleverly-designed handheld sprayer has been launched, which turns mildly salty tap water into a powerful disinfectant that kills 99.9% of germs, bacteria and viruses, including Covid-19.

LightStrike UV robots eliminated superbug contamination in Japanese hospital reports new peer-reviewed study

* LightStrike-UV.jpgResearchers from Hiroshima University Hospital in Hiroshima, Japan, recently published a study confirming the efficacy of LightStrike pulsed xenon ultraviolet (UV) light disinfection technology on surfaces contaminated with the superbug vancomycin-resistant Enterococci (VRE).

Confidence in NHS grade UV-C light robots boosts care home infection prevention & control

* NHS-grade-UV.jpgSARS-CoV-2 remains an ongoing threat in care homes across the country, but that's not just the only dangerous pathogen for older and vulnerable residents including the various mutated strains of SARS-CoV-2. What do you do if you manage a care home and there is an outbreak?

ISS launches ‘science of cleaning’ research project

* ISS-science-cleaning-research-project.jpgISS Healthcare has commissioned an innovative project that will take a scientific and behavioural approach to healthcare cleaning and drive the nation's healthcare journey in our places that heal.

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