Navigation Links
Six-Minute Surgical Instrument Sterilizer to Protect Patients and Save Hospitals $Billions
Date:4/14/2009

DOVER, N.J., April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Germgard Lighting LLC, a New Jersey based, early phase medical technology company, has demonstrated its patented, ultra-fast surgical instrument resterilization system. Germgard's technology will protect millions of patients and lower the overall cost of care by preventing infections resulting from surgery in large healthcare facilities, military field hospitals, and ambulatory surgical centers.

The total cycle time for the process is much shorter than for hot steam sterilization or any room-temperature, gas sterilant process. Shorter cycle times and room temperature are important since they reduce instrument damage and enhance inventory turnaround -- critical considerations for operational efficiency. The six-minute cycle time makes Germgard's method unique and ideal for all surgical venues.

According to Germgard's CEO, Dr. Eugene I. Gordon, "Deployment of our efficacious, easy-to-use, and ultra-fast sterilization products will be one of the least expensive, quickest to implement, and most effective means for healthcare facilities to immediately lower operating costs and properly protect patients undergoing surgery."

The ability to inactivate all pathogens, including spores, with room temperature techniques in just six minutes to achieve 100% kill was absolutely unimaginable only a couple of years ago. "This tabletop system, featuring scalable capacity, and available at autoclave price points, is truly disruptive," says Cheryl Perkins, President of Innovation Edge, an industry recognized Innovation thought leader.

Germgard is positioned to assist hospitals to run better, provide higher quality healthcare, produce improved patient outcomes and reduce costs. The Germgard solution for instrument resterilization will resolve the persistent issues of speed, efficacy, and instrument wear that have long plagued instrument resterilization in hospitals and clinics, and placed millions of patients, as well as the financial well-being of healthcare, at risk. Gordon adds, "Commercialization and implementation of this solution will positively impact infection prevention and resolve operational cost tradeoffs facing hospital CEOs."

Germgard Lighting LLC is funded by and located in a NJ Commission on Science and Technology supported innovation incubator on the campus of the U.S. Army Picatinny Arsenal. Its technology pipeline enables a multi-tiered approach to infection prevention that includes cost-effective bare and gloved hand sanitation, medical instrument sterilization, surface cleaning and air sterilization. The Company represents an excellent example of a public-private partnership creating local jobs, solving critical healthcare delivery problems, and protecting patients and consumers.

    Media Contact:

    Peter Gordon, VP of Marketing, Germgard Lighting LLC
    Phone: 973-607-1542
    FAX: 973-607-1543
    e-mail: pgordon@germgardlighting.com
    Website:http://www.germgardlighting.com

This release was issued through eReleases(TM). For more information, visit http://www.ereleases.com.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Germgard Lighting LLC
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Spectrum Surgical Instruments Announces: Quality Management System Certification
2. Study assesses new surgical procedure for regenerating cartilage in damaged knee joints
3. Amoena Introduces First Post Surgical Garments With Vitamin E & Aloe to Help Soothe and Comfort After Breast Surgery
4. M. D. Anderson study finds pre-surgical stress management improves mood, quality of life
5. Psychotherapy Can Ease Post-Surgical Depression
6. Cepheid Announces European Release of First On-Demand Molecular Pre-Surgical Screening Test for Simultaneous Detection of Methicillin-Sensitive and Resistant S. aureus
7. Nationwide Medical/Surgical Announces Availability of Tamiflu for the 2009-2010 Influenza Season
8. Surgical Care Affiliates Announces Investor Conference Call to Discuss 2008 Fourth Quarter and Year-End Results
9. New Trend Data Shows Access to Surgical Care at Risk in Rural and Urban Areas of the United States
10. Surgical Groups Form Operation Patient Access: Quality Surgical Care for All to Call Attention to Escalating Workforce Shortage
11. Endure Medical Redefines Ophthalmic Surgical Microscopes
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... February 05, 2016 , ... Today, the Whole-Food Warrior TV ... the much-anticipated feature with author Jahnavi Foster, specialist in healthy vegetarian cuisine, will stream ... Each week, on his weekly Whole-Food Warrior TV show, Frank Davis highlights Whole-Food Warriors ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... CA (PRWEB) , ... February 05, 2016 , ... ... to announce the addition of micro-needling services in their Napa Valley office. The ... founders of Plastic Surgery Associates, Dr. Canales and Dr. Furnas, are part of ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... Miami, Florida (PRWEB) , ... February 05, 2016 ... ... largest non-profit organization devoted exclusively to funding innovative lymphoma research and serving the ... services – is poised to once again host, Swirl, A Wine Tasting Event ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... February 05, 2016 , ... Regular gym users know the routine: ... wait longer to access the treadmills. It’s a predictable trend. After the excesses of ... and get in shape by joining gyms, starting new walking or running routines, or ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... , ... February 05, 2016 , ... At its annual ... Patrick McDermott as Chairman of the National Board of Directors. Mr. McDermott succeeds former ... the Board,” stated Leslie A. Chambers , APDA President and CEO. “Pat has ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/5/2016)... , Feb. 5, 2016 Aethlon Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... Chairman and CEO, will be presenting at Source Capital Group,s ... York, NY at 2:15 p.m. ET on Wednesday, ... Immunotherapy Panel discussion taking place at 3:15 p.m. ET. ... approximately one hour after the conclusion of the live event. ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... Feb. 5, 2016  Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. (NYSE ... previously announced underwritten secondary offering of 11,027,558 shares of ... of affiliates of Blackstone and Goldman Sachs.  The shares ... price of $96.45 per share. The selling stockholders will ... Zimmer Biomet nor any of its directors, officers or ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... France , Germany ... and Israel ). It includes a 10-year epidemiology forecast ... segmented by age and sex in these markets. GD epidemiology report is ... in-depth, high quality, transparent and market-driven, providing expert analysis of disease trends ... Germany , Italy , Spain ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: