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LONDON -- Following extensive analysis into European markets, the prestigious 2005 Frost and Sullivan Award for Technology Innovation Leadership has this year been awarded to "...Sterilox Technologies, because it has laid the foundation to being among the most successful companies in the area of disinfection and sterilization as it has a strong research base, which is highly commendable in this area. With an ideal product portfolio and an inimitable technology backing, the company is all set to achieve greater heights," says Aarati Ajay, research analyst with Frost & Sullivan.
"Sterilox is on the threshold of expanding into the international markets and Frost and Sullivan is certain that Sterilox is likely to emerge as the disinfectant of choice in the future."
The award, which celebrates the growing importance of disinfection and sterilization of medical equipment to prevent cross contamination, concludes that it is "...astounding that many people lose their lives due to improper sterilization of instruments over 5,000 people lose their lives due to such reasons every year in the United Kingdom alone."
Commenting for Sterilox Technologies International, Paul Donnelly, managing director, said, "This award does not just celebrate one company (Sterilox) but every nurse, infection control specialist and healthcare worker dedicated to the advancement of safe diagnostic care. It provides clear vindication to 100 British hospitals which have chosen to use our totally safe and cost-effective biocide. This is fantastic news and we can take real pride in winning this award."
Sterilox Technologies Inc., is a privately-owned corporation, established in 1996 and based in Delaware. The company's core product is Sterilox, a safe, fast-acting, broad-spectrum biocide, often referred to as 'super-oxidized' water. Sterilox is produced when required using a patented electrolytic cell from water and common salt (sodium chloride), and the main active component of the mixture is hypochlorous acid, a powerful disinfectant. Solutions are fast acting, non-toxic and non-hazardous making them ideal for the rapid, cold sterilization of heat-sensitive surgical instruments such as endoscopes. The company supplies a complete range of generators and automated washer/disinfectors plus Optident Sterilox, a system developed specifically for the dental market.
Source: Frost & Sullivan