Ontario hospital chooses AsepticSure as part of management of MRSA outbreak

10-Jul-2013

Ozone-based disinfection technology eradicates MRSA from hospital rooms in less than 60 minutes

Quinte Health Care-Belleville General Hospital in Ontario, Canada is using Medizone International’s AsepticSure system as part of the hospital’s management of a recent outbreak of MRSA (Methicilllin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus). The move follows Medizone having previously disinfected several patient rooms at the facility, which took 40 minutes for each room.

Dick Zoutman, Chief of Staff at the hospital, said: ‘Michael Shannon and other team members have been performing AsepticSure disinfection treatments at our hospital. These efforts have proven so successful that we have now fully implemented the AsepticSure protocols into the management of this most recent MRSA outbreak.’

We have now not only demonstrated the absolute safety of our AsepticSure process in an operational hospital setting, but have also shown its efficacy

Shannon and Zoutman are co-inventors of AsepticSure, a disinfection system that mimics the actions of the human immune system in which antibodies generate ozone and hydrogen peroxide to produce a compound called Trioxidane. This compound – toxic to bacteria, viruses and mould – is temporarily released into sealed hospital rooms to kill all pathogens present. The room is then returned to a fresh, clean, safe and residue-free state at the end of the process.

‘This has been a long time in coming,’ said Shannon. ‘We have now not only demonstrated the absolute safety of our AsepticSure process in an operational hospital setting, but have also shown its efficacy.

‘Comparing sampling results before and after several contaminated ward rooms were treated, we have confirmed that a 100% bacterial kill is achievable, without normal ward activities being disrupted.’

He added that the same microbial kill rates have been repeatedly demonstrated in more controlled laboratory settings.

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Medizone International is engaged in initial production of its modular AsepticSure decontamination systems. Decontamination to the sterilisation standard of >6 log (99.9999%) is obtainable within hospitals, food processing plants, cleanroom manufacturing facilities and other critical infrastructure.