Senterprise with Sanuvox to release Aseptix Dual UV Sterilization System to help reduce hospital-acquired infections

(St. Louis, Missouri) – Sanuvox Technologies Inc. (Montreal, Canada) a global leader in Ultraviolet Air & Surface Sterilization (UVGI) has partnered with St. Louis based Senterprise Company. The partnership allows Senterprise to distribute & provide training in the Midwest for the Sanuvox line including the newly designed Aseptix Surface UV Sterilization System employed to combat Hospital Acquired Infections.

The Sanuvox Aseptix Dual UV Sterilization System uses a primary and secondary unit to sterilize high-touch surfaces with ultraviolet ‘C’ energy controlling (6 log reduction) drug-resistant microorganisms such as MRSA, VRE and C. diff. in as little as 5 minutes in a standard patient hospital room. The two unit operation dramatically lowers the sterilization time typically associated with UV sterilization while achieving exceptional deactivation rates by minimizing shadow areas through the use of the two unit system.

Studies show that even with the best terminal cleaning practices, an operating or patient room can remain the source of many potential harmful drug-resistant microorganisms as manual cleaning effectively cleans less than 50% of surfaces. It is estimated that HAIs (Hospital Acquired Infections) cost the healthcare system approx. 10 billion dollars annually in uninsurable costs where one of every 20 patients who are admitted to a US hospital falls victim to an infection they contracted while there.

UV sterilization (UVC 254nm wavelength) has been used in hospitals for decades and recently, commercially available mobile UV systems are used to sterilize the patient room in the terminal cleaning process. However, the limitation to UV sterilization is that it is a “line-of-sight” technology. UV sterilization is ineffective in shadowed areas where the light cannot reach. This can include the other side of high-touch areas such as a remote or call button or the other side of a bed or bed rail. As such, conventional UV systems require multiple positioning within a room to lessen the chances of shadow area that block the sterilizing ability of the UV light. In doing so, time and resources are spent moving the system around the room and preparing the room for additional treatments.

The Aseptix UV System has recently completed testing by ATS Labs in Minnesota USA to show a >99.999% reduction in MRSA, VRE and C. diff. in less than 5 minutes around high-touch areas without the need of any repositioning of the system. The Aseptix is also being evaluated in one of the nation’s leading teaching hospitals. The now readily available Aseptix includes many firsts incorporated into a mobile system. Features include a total of eight infrared motion detectors (360 degree protection around each of the two units) that will shut the units down should any personnel enter the room during the sterilization process. Wi-Fi communication between both primary and secondary units controlled and monitored by any Smart Device while logging all sterilization cycles.

According to Normand Brais, Ph.D. from the Montreal Polytechnic Engineering School, “The Aseptix UV System helps eliminate the one limitation in UV sterilization, shadows. By maintaining a closer proximity to high-touch areas and reducing shadow areas by treating both sides of the patient bed and surrounding areas, Sanuvox is able to deliver an elegant solution in reducing HAIs while increasing productivity.” Jocelyn Dame, Sanuvox President goes onto say “Sanuvox is excited to have a distribution center located in St. Louis where training for hospital personnel and installing contractors may be conducted and ongoing enhancements demonstrated as they are released. Senterprise will provide 7000 square-feet of warehouse and demonstration rooms for Ultraviolet products and a trained staff of representatives familiar with hospital protocol.”

About Sanuvox Technologies:

Sanuvox Technologies Inc. is a global leader in UVGI treatment providing advanced HVAC in-duct & stand-alone UV air and surface sterilization systems. Sanuvox manufactures UV Systems for medical, commercial, residential, agricultural, food, industrial & military applications. Sanuvox UV Systems have been tested by government agencies, laboratories and universities. These include RTI, US EPA and National Homeland Security, Penn State University and McGill University.

Contact: Greg Slack Tel: 314-323-9513 Web: www.senterpriseco.com Email:gslack65@aol.com

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