G-CON Manufacturing expands POD product portfolio

Launches a mobile cleanroom POD for transmissible disease containment

G-CON Manufacturing, a US manufacturer of autonomous cleanroom PODs, has expanded its portfolio with the launch of a transmissible disease containment POD.

The TDC POD differs from the typical G-CON Manufacturing POD structures in width (8.5ft), allowing it to be transported by tractor-trailer or its own axle system.

The TDC POD also features double bag-in/bag-out HEPA filters and is equipped with its own generator unit in addition to the features of the standard PODs, which are readily deployable containment and cleanroom systems with their own air handling systems and cleanable epoxy internal surfaces. In addition, all PODs can be cleaned using a number of methods, including vaporised hydrogen peroxide or chlorine dioxide.

The company says PODs are robust and reliable containment systems and are typically built in 18 weeks. Integrated air bearings make additional support equipment unnecessary upon delivery.

'All our current POD systems already serve as either cleanroom environments and/or BSL containment systems,' said Maik Jornitz, President of G-CON Manufacturing. 'However, in light of recent events, we realised the need for even faster deployment and even better containment with redundancy functions in a transmissible disease application.'

G-CON drew upon its technical knowledge in the development of three generations of PODs to innovate and launch the TCD POD.

'Our comprehensive experience with biosafety level containment and cleanroom structures helped us to develop the TDC POD,' added Jornitz.

'The available alternatives are simply not robust enough, lack scaling capabilities and cannot be properly sanitised for repeated uses. Each POD can hold a number of patients and equipment in a larger area, are easily deployable due to their robust aluminum structure and represent the optimal containment due to redundant air filters. Moreover, available integrated VHP or other methodologies make cleaning as simple as pressing a button.'

G-CON Manufacturing says more POD developments will be available in the near future, including mobile surgical suites.

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