HEALTHCARE

The SteriSpace technology has repeatedly demonstrated the sterilization of air, in a single-pass, with proven efficacy of 99.9999% (10⁻⁶ log reduction), to provide next-level protection within various medical settings.

StreiSpace FAQ

PROTECTING PATIENTS IN OPERATING ROOMS, EMERGENCY ROOMS AND OTHER HEALTHCARE SETTINGS

In Operating Rooms, Emergency Rooms, and other healthcare settings, it is common practice to sterilize medical instruments – but it is equally vital to sterilize the air. Airborne pathogens can move freely in non-sterilized areas, creating the risk for recently sanitized equipment to be re-contaminated due to substandard air quality.

The air management portions of protecting a healthcare facility’s occupants is often underrated and under-managed so sterile instruments end up being exposed to non-sterile air. Could this be the reason why hospital-acquired infections continue to rise?

PATIENT ISOLATION: CONTAINMENT OF INFECTION WITH NEGATIVE PRESSURE ISOLATION

Contagious patients are often housed in negative pressure isolation rooms, to prevent the spread of infections. These rooms generally have a net airflow out of the room (lower pressure inside the room than outside the room), thus preventing airflow out of the room through any gaps or leaks (i.e. under the door). This pressure system is commonly used for isolation or quarantine of highly contagious patients with SARS-CoV-2, Tuberculosis, etc. to help control disease outbreaks and superspreading events.

SteriSpace can be integrated into a negative pressure isolation room where airborne biological pathogens from the exhaust are reduced by more than 99.9999% in a single-pass, compared to 99.97% filtration with HEPA-based filtration systems.

To protect patients against hospital-acquired infections, healthcare facilities need to embrace sterilization as the new standard.

SteriSpace is the only air system capable of achieving air sterilization with an efficacy of 99.9999% with complete biological inactivation of airborne pathogens.

The healthcare industry’s current level of cleanliness is ineffective against these airborne biological threats. Nothing less than sterilization-level should be acceptable.

HEPA FILTRATION MUST BE AUGMENTED FOR FULL EFFECTIVENESS

Without a secondary air purification device, HEPA filtration systems merely trap airborne pathogens instead of completely inactivating them. Biological contaminants also commonly escape through HEPA filters.

When augmented with SteriSpace’s patented compressive heating technology, the air is effectively sterilized in a single-pass, eliminating biological contaminants including viruses, bacteria, hardy spores, with proven reduction of 99.9999%. Most biological pathogens such as viruses and bacteria, including thermally-resistant spores, do not survive SteriSpace’s very high temperature of 464F.

Airborne Infection Isolation (aii) rooms are negative-pressure areas essential for the containment of highly contagious diseases

Prior to SteriSpace, all air from aii rooms was required to be exhausted directly outdoors due to the inherent dangers of recirculating nonsterile, potentially contaminated air back into an area. These requirements were reasonable since there have not been any adequate methods to sterilize the air … until now.

SteriSpace’s first-of-its-kind technology can sterilize the air to a Sterility Assurance Level (SAL) of 6-log reduction (99.9999%). Therefore, with SteriSpace, it is now possible to recirculate the sterile air instead of bringing in 100% outside air, which must be heated in the winter and cooled in the summer. Additionally, recirculating the sterilized indoor air eliminates the risk of non-sterilized air exhausted then re-introduced back into the central ventilation system.

The ability to recirculate sterilized air is a welcome breakthrough as it presents many cost-saving benefits for healthcare facilities. Not only is using SteriSpace to sterilize an aii room more energy-efficient, but it also eliminates the need to heat recirculated air during colder months, leading to significant savings. 

A New Standard of Care

SteriSpace Air Sterilization Technology

The only technology that actually “sterilizes” the air by 99.9999% or 6-log kill rate

No toxic by-products such as Ozone, CO₂ or Mercury, commonly emitted by other air purification technologies

Technology can be temporarily integrated into a medical facility from a mobile trailer while a permanent solution is installed. The trailer is self-contained, can be rented and installed with minimum alteration