Navigation Links
Biomist Inc.: Health Officials Discover New Technology to Kill Superbug MRSA
Date:11/2/2007

PARK RIDGE, Ill., Nov. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The recent surge in Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) cases have thrust the infection into the spotlight. Most commonly traced to health care environments (HA-MRSA), the new community acquired (CA-MRSA) strains are now being found in schools, universities and athletic settings(1). Hospitals concerned about the growing incidence of "superbugs" such as MRSA are turning to a new technology that converts alcohol into a nonflammable vapor, making it possible to sanitize surfaces that cannot be quickly sanitized by other methods.

This new system utilizes liquid carbon dioxide as a propellant to spray a fine alcohol mist. Using this process, oxygen is temporarily displaced by an envelope of rapidly expanding CO2 gas, rendering the vapor nonflammable. The technology, known as NAV-CO2, has recently stepped into the spotlight following the diagnosis of MRSA in previously healthy teens and young adults. CA-MRSA is becoming more prevalent in school, university and athletics environments.

"What makes NAV-CO2 technology unique is that it is non-corrosive, self-drying, and safe on almost all materials" says Robert Cook, of Biomist Inc., a company based in Park Ridge, Illinois. "The ease of use allows one person to effectively sanitize over 4000 square feet in under two hours. The vapor penetrates into cracks and crevices where pathogens hide, and disinfects areas beyond physical reach. For example, you can sanitize between the keys on a laptop and kill pathogens without corrosion. This is not possible with a spray bottle of bleach and a rag."

"Veterans Administration hospitals are leading the way in U.S. MRSA prevention" says Charles Carman, a management consultant working with hospitals on infection prevention. "The difference is the leadership. VA Hospitals have made combating MRSA a priority, and have made investments in NAV-CO2 systems. Ultimately, VA Hospitals will recover the investment many times over in labor savings and achieve a hygienic environment for patients, visitors and staff."

For more information, call 847-803-1720 or log on to http://www.biomistinc.com.

1. Stemper ME, Brady JM, Qutaishat SS, Borlaug G, Reed J, Reed KD, et al.

Shift in Staphylococcus aureus clone linked to an infected tattoo.

Emerg Infect Dis [serial on the Internet]. 2006 Sep [date cited].

Available from http://0-www.cdc.gov.mill1.sjlibrary.org:80/ncidod/EID/vol12no09/05-1634.htm

Media Contact: Robert Cook

Phone: (847) 803-1720

e-mail: rlcook@biomistinc.com


'/>"/>
SOURCE Biomist Inc.
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Poor health care in Russia maybe causing Decline in its Population
2. Startling Expose – Physicians Often Have No Regular Source Of Health Car
3. Debate Rages over firing of HIV infected health care workers
4. Want a Healthy brew? Have some Tea!
5. Patient’s perception of health status helps in better recover
6. Antioxidants protect health tissue in people undergoing radiation therapy.
7. Sexual abuse affect health for a lifetime
8. Smoking a greater risk than HIV? Yes say health experts!!!!
9. Healthcare sector is now a multi billion-dollar industry in India
10. Exclusive breast-feeding advised for six months in infants recommends World Health Organization
11. How much can exercise improve health?
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/20/2017)... ... July 20, 2017 , ... The ... Architecture Body of Knowledge (BIZBOK® Guide )v 6.0 is now available for member ... effort through Guild collaborative teams. , Non-members may download the Part 1 ...
(Date:7/20/2017)... ... July 20, 2017 , ... LINET, an international leader in healthcare ... product line: the AVE 2 birthing bed. , Perfectly suitable for labor, delivery, recovery ... of comfort and efficiency to every phase of childbirth. The AVE 2 has many ...
(Date:7/20/2017)... ... July 19, 2017 , ... At Creekwood Dental Arts, Drs. Donna G. ... treatment and dental implants in Waco, TX, using the latest dental technology ... by Tekscan®, they can capture details in the oral cavity for accurate diagnoses and ...
(Date:7/20/2017)... ... July 19, 2017 , ... Adolfson ... healthcare project manager, Josh Christensen. As a leader in healthcare construction, AP has ... its healthcare resume in the Midwest with Josh now on board. , ...
(Date:7/20/2017)... ... July 20, 2017 , ... “Fidget”: a fun-filled, action-packed memoir ... public high school music and drama teacher who was a summa cum laude graduate ... a “Teacher of the Year” award. After her retirement from public school, Lynn continued ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:7/5/2017)... Analytical, a company of over 2,000 employees and a leader in environmental and ... further solidifying their position as the top American owned and operated environmental testing ... ... ... Juliet, TN , enhances Pace Analytical,s capability as an innovative full service ...
(Date:7/1/2017)... Ind. , June 30, 2017 Zimmer Biomet ... quarter sales and earnings conference call will be broadcast live ... a.m. Eastern Time.  A news release detailing the quarterly results ... morning of the conference call. The live audio ... at http://investor.zimmerbiomet.com . It will be archived for replay ...
(Date:6/30/2017)... (AVACEN) announced the publication of new research in the peer-reviewed Fibromyalgia ... AVACEN Treatment Method to significantly reduce the widespread pain symptom ... ... ... to 400 million people worldwide according to The National Fibromyalgia Association. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: