Cleanzine: your weekly cleaning and hygiene industry newsletter 16th March 2023 Issue no. 1056
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Novaerus joins Clean Hospitals collaboration to help raise standards
Novaerus, an Irish company specialising in air disinfection using patented ultra-low energy plasma, has joined the Clean Hospitals collaboration between manufacturers from the professional hygiene industry, representatives from academia, key opinion leaders and hospital management, which aims to raise industry standards and increase the visibility of environmental hygiene in patient care.
Ultimately, these improvements in environmental hygiene will benefit public health by lowering rates of healthcare-associated infections and reducing antimicrobial resistance.
Since 2008, Novaerus has been researching and developing plasma technology that is unmatched in its ability to safely destroy airborne pathogens that lead to infection. The non-chemical, ultra-low energy plasma technology is powerful enough to destroy pathogens on contact, yet gentle enough for continued use around patients and staff. Today, Novaerus products are helping to control infection in hundreds of hospitals around the world.
Joining Clean Hospitals is a natural partnership for Novaerus, whose management believes that as hospitals become more crowded, infections become harder to treat and costs become unmanageable. Traditional hygiene protocols need reinforcement.
"Hospitals are facing hygiene challenges they've never faced before," says Kieran McBrien, senior vice president for international business development at Novaerus. "Partnering with Clean Hospitals allows us to introduce solutions to these challenges that keep hospitals clean and safe, and that includes treating the air."
The collaboration is a step forward in aligning the research efforts of manufacturers, sharing information, and developing necessary 'evidence-based cleaning' solutions as an industry, together with the hospitals.
Professor Didier Pittet, from the Geneva University Hospitals, Faculty of Medicine, Geneva, Switzerland, who is leading the collaboration, says:
"The enthusiasm for this initiative reaffirms the need for communication between the two industries in the long run and also signifies that the platform was introduced at the right place at the right time."
Clean Hospitals is open to all manufacturers of professional cleaning related products, equipment and supplies.
Novaerus's portable air disinfection units use patented ultra-low energy plasma technology to reduce airborne viruses, bacteria, particulate, mould spores, VOCs, allergens and odours. Novaerus plasma is powerful, yet gentle. With no harmful by-products, it is safe for continued use around vulnerable populations. The technology has been independently tested and is trusted by hundreds of healthcare facilities around the world for safe, continuous, and effective air disinfection.
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