Nanosonics develops easy to use, environmentally friendly and quality assured products for the infection control market
Every aspect of Nanosonics’ activities from product design, manufacturing, packaging and operations are focused on the dual objectives of delivering superior cost effective healthcare, while ensuring the highest standard of occupational health and environmental safety.
The next generation in Ultrasound Probe Disinfection
Healthcare Acquired Infections (HAI's) are infections caused by a wide variety of common and unusual bacteria, fungi, and viruses during the course of receiving medical care. HAI’s are the fourth largest cause of fatality in the United States each year. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that as many as two million people suffer from HAIs annually in the U.S, resulting in more than 100,000 deaths.
Nanosonics is committed to preventing HAIs, through our first product, trophon® EPR. Trophon® EPR is the next generation in ultrasound probe disinfection. Nanosonics identified an unmet need in the market for fast, safe, eco-friendly probe disinfection. This unique platform technology effectively disinfects the probe including the shaft and handle - in just seven minutes between patients.
Disinfection and sterilisation of medical equipment are essential for ensuring there is no transmission of infectious pathogens between patients thereby reducing HAI's. Not all medical instruments can be sterilised due to heat sensitivity and therefore the FDA & CDC recommend high level disinfection (HLD) of these devices. Intracavity ultrasound probes are one such medical device that require high level disinfection.
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Nanosonics in the media: Australian Financial Review 24 May 2014
New AIUM guidelines a positive step for trophon EPRNew guidelines from the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) reinforcing stricter controls for high level disinfection of ultrasound probes, include a statement that “a hydrogen peroxide nanodroplet emulsion might provide an effective high level disinfectant without toxicity".