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Integrated Disinfection Technology, Inc. introduces the Ultra-D line of magnetically activated hydrogen peroxide fogging devices for infection and microorganism control. The Ultra-D Fogging Devices use a patent-pending process to magnetically activate and alter a 7 percent hydrogen peroxide and distilled water solution to produce a 1-3 micron dry mist hydroxyl (reactive active species) fog. The H2O2 solution is now completely converted to charged OH ions produced when the Ultra-D nebulized mist is magnetically activated in the device's magnetic coil array.
As the ions are positively charged, they aggressively repel each other and go up, around and under all exposed surfaces, as they are highly attracted to the neutral surfaces. The company says that bacteria, viruses, spores and fungi are killed to 6-log or 99.9999 percent immediately on all exposed surfaces. Since the fogging byproducts are the benign elements of water and oxygen and evaporate instantly on surface contact, they leave no residue that can harm sensitive electronics, substrates such as stainless steel, or any other surface or equipment. The hydroxyls kills the microorganism cell wall and destroys the RNA. The killing technology is mechanical, therefore no super strains can evolve that can resist the killing process.
Stephen Streed, MS, CIC, system director of infection control for Lee Memorial Heart Health System, says, "The infection prevention team at Lee Memorial Health System has extensively tested ADTecs Ultra-D equipment in our patient and ICU rooms. We found the Ultra-D fogging system to be nearly 100 percent effective in eliminating bacteria from surfaces and equipment in the rooms. We specifically targeted rooms where the previous patient had presented with Clostridium difficile, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus or antibiotic-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii."
Streed adds, "We did extensive before and after efficacy testing using standard environmental sampling techniques. Our results clearly show a residual bioburden after manual cleaning and disinfection, even when using EPA-approved hospital grade germicides. That residual was completely eliminated using the Ultra-D process. In addition, we found the Ultra-D system to be completely safe to use in rooms with delicate medical equipment, such as cardiac monitors or IV pumps. We are now looking at ways to bring the Ultra-D system into everyday use in other areas of the hospital to help prevent healthcare-associated infections."
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