25 October 2017
Nanosonics wins at Premier’s New South Wales Export Awards 2017
Nanosonics is extremely proud to have been announced as the winner of the Environmental Solutions Award at The Premier’s NSW Export Awards gala dinner on Wednesday night in Sydney.
The Premier’s NSW Export Awards is an annual program which aims to recognise excellence in the export of goods and services by NSW business.
The Environmental Solutions category celebrates Australian businesses who have shown outstanding international success in environmental solutions, clean energy innovation, materials and energy efficiency, waste and water management, green buildings and R & D collaboration. We were up against a diverse range of nominees from a broad spectrum of industry and were absolutely delighted to take the trophy.
This recognition shows that Nanosonics truly is at the forefront of innovation, driving change on a global scale. Our commitment to long term sustainability is a core part of our company mission. We improve the safety of patients, clinics and their staff by transforming the way infection prevention practices are understood, whilst also protecting the environment.
trophon provides a unique, patented ‘greener’ high level disinfection (HLD) technology, which significantly reduces the use of toxic chemicals in healthcare facilities around the world (compared to traditional ultrasound probe reprocessing methods). With recyclable components and the generation of environmentally friendly by-products (primarily water and oxygen), trophon prevents chemicals being dumped into the environment and allows for the easy, safe disposal of waste.
Australasian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine / Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control Joint Guidance.
Released in 2017, the guidelines place an emphasis on applying high level disinfection (HLD) not only to intracavity probes but also to all surface probes used in semi-critical procedures. The guideline states that “If the transducer comes in direct contact with non-intact skin, blood or mucous membranes transducers should be cleaned [and undergo] HLD”. – Find out more
World Federation for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology Guideline.
Released in 2017, the guideline relates to the cleaning of transvaginal ultrasound transducers between patients by defining semi critical devices as those that pose a higher risk because of contact with non-intact skin or mucous membranes. The guideline recommends high level disinfection (HLD) for all semi critical probes. In addition, the guideline states that trophon® EPR as a HLD system is very efficient, rapid (approximately seven minutes), environmentally friendly and quality-ensured and disinfects the transducer handle.
– Find out more