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Episode 141  |  24:19 min

Fighting COVID-19: How one MedTech Company is Using UV-C Technology to Eliminate Virus & Save Lives

Episode 141  |  24:19 min  |  04.10.2020

Fighting COVID-19: How one MedTech Company is Using UV-C Technology to Eliminate Virus & Save Lives

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This is a podcast episode titled, Fighting COVID-19: How one MedTech Company is Using UV-C Technology to Eliminate Virus & Save Lives. The summary for this episode is: In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, medical device companies are improving and saving lives through innovative technologies and methods to combat the virus. In this episode of the Global Medical Device Podcast, Jon Speer talks to Jeff Veenhuis and Quinn Leach from Surfacide, a company actively working in the fight against COVID-19 with their proven UV-C technology that destroys pathogens, including the novel coronavirus. Listen to their powerful story about how Surfacide has embraced the opportunity and is scaling operations in order to protect frontline healthcare workers around the world. Some of the highlights of the show include: - ABCs of UV: All three ultraviolet heat types come from the sun, only UV-C is blocked by the ozone layer because high doses can damage genetic material and break protein bonds. - Multidrug-resistant organisms, such as COVID-19, MRSA, and SARS, affect 5-15 percent of hospital patients and create inefficiency, additional cost, and immortality. - Coronavirus Data and Evidence: Until a specific energy type is determined, early stages of Surfacide’s UV-C research airs on the side of caution and compliance. - Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): How can UV-C be used to disinfect masks and do a limited number of reprocessings? - Greenlight Guru’s Quality Management System (QMS) offers scalability for Surfacide’s solutions and sales to expand globally for a sustainable business. - Surfacide’s goal is to provide a safe environment for healthcare workers and patients by eliminating the bioburden potential. - Prevention Strategies and Infection Control Standards: Continue to wear masks, gloves, and other PPE at home, work, and everywhere else to make a difference and the world safer.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, medical device companies are improving and saving lives through innovative technologies and methods to combat the virus. In this episode of the Global Medical Device Podcast, Jon Speer talks to Jeff Veenhuis and Quinn Leach from Surfacide, a company actively working in the fight against COVID-19 with their proven UV-C technology that destroys pathogens, including the novel coronavirus. Listen to their powerful story about how Surfacide has embraced the opportunity and is scaling operations in order to protect frontline healthcare workers around the world. Some of the highlights of the show include: - ABCs of UV: All three ultraviolet heat types come from the sun, only UV-C is blocked by the ozone layer because high doses can damage genetic material and break protein bonds. - Multidrug-resistant organisms, such as COVID-19, MRSA, and SARS, affect 5-15 percent of hospital patients and create inefficiency, additional cost, and immortality. - Coronavirus Data and Evidence: Until a specific energy type is determined, early stages of Surfacide’s UV-C research airs on the side of caution and compliance. - Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): How can UV-C be used to disinfect masks and do a limited number of reprocessings? - Greenlight Guru’s Quality Management System (QMS) offers scalability for Surfacide’s solutions and sales to expand globally for a sustainable business. - Surfacide’s goal is to provide a safe environment for healthcare workers and patients by eliminating the bioburden potential. - Prevention Strategies and Infection Control Standards: Continue to wear masks, gloves, and other PPE at home, work, and everywhere else to make a difference and the world safer.

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