Decon-X has developed a new disinfection method with no harmful chemicals for removing microbes in hospitals and food processing environments.
Hospital-acquired infections are a growing global problem. In Norwegian hospitals alone, each year more than 35 000 people are infected.
At the same time, hazardous microbes in food production facilities is a pressing challenge, with infection prevention high on the agenda.
Treatment and prevention of such infections is leading to an increase in multidrug-resistant organisms, as well as the use of disinfection methods using toxic chemicals.
Decon-X has developed an automated disinfection method that safely and effectively removes bacteria, viruses and spores from surfaces and equipment.
The method works by filling a dry gas into a room, or other enclosed areas. The gas, made with a low concentration of hydrogen peroxide, does no damage to surfaces, equipment or plants. It breaks down into clean water and oxygen and leaves no harmful residue.
The Decon-X technology uses a combination of sensors, software and communication devices to ensure correct process and to alert the user of any anomalies. Verification of the process and alarms are sent via SMS and e-mail to the user. The solution also monitors the air and re-fills dry gas in the disinfection area to ensure an optimal removal of all microbes.
The entire process takes approximately two to three hours.
Decon-X’s disinfection system is a quick, no-touch solution that uses an eco-friendly disinfectant. It can lead to fewer deaths from hospital-acquired infections, as well as effectively preventing Listeria in food production.
The Decon-X technology automatically controls the process and ensures the removal of all microbes – and generates documentation. This makes it easy for operators to create good routines for disinfections.
There is a huge and unmet need for removing microbes in hospitals, veterinary facilities and across food production chains. Norwegian hospitals alone can save more than USD 200 million on improved disinfection.
Decon-X launched the first version of its automated disinfection machine, DX1, in 2014. Norwegian food research institute Nofima has trialled the solution for two and a half years and confirmed that it removes listeria from meat processing facilities.
Decon-X systems are today in use in more than 120 health institutions in Norway, and in 2019, the technology was acquired for use in three of Norway’s largest animal hospitals.
Automatic disinfection for rooms and equipment
Dry gas kills all virus, bacteria and spores
No-touch process with no harmful chemicals