The RADICA Disinfection System utilises patent pending plasma gas discharge technology to reduce the spread of harmful pathogens on hard-to-clean, complex structures found in the hospital room environment. We have identified multiple opportunities to tackle mould and bacterial contamination by applying the same patented technology to effectively and efficiently deep clean processing equipment in food production facilities. The Process The Technology

The Process

Radica Disinfection Process
The RADICA Disinfection System utilises a simple process that can be built into the decontamination schedule of any healthcare or food production facility. Operation of the device is simple, safe and reliable. There are no chemicals, gases or water used in the process eliminating the need for complex installation or facilities services. A standard electrical connection is all that is required. To disinfect an object using the RADICA Disinfection System, a staff member simply needs to place the item in the flexible disinfection Pod supplied, seal the airtight zip and connect the Pod to the stand-alone RADICA unit before pressing go. Once the cycle is complete, the item can be safely removed from the disinfection Pod, and another item can be disinfected. The RADICA Disinfection System runs off standard plugs and is easily transportable using its built-in wheels. What's more, the system reduces the carbon footprint of healthcare facilities as there is no waste disposal required or water used during the process. It also negates the need for difficult to clean objects to be moved off site on a regular basis for decontamination purposes. The automated process allows other cleaning work to be carried out while the RADICA Disinfection System disinfects, minimizing disruption for staff and patients.

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In recent years, the cost of cleaning within hospitals in Ireland soared by 45%, yet superbugs still remain a threat in many healthcare facilities throughout the country. Top

Technology

Items are sealed in the flexible, airtight Pod supplied by Arann Healthcare before being connected to the standalone disinfection unit. The standalone unit takes in normal room air (without additional gases, chemicals or water), before feeding it through a plasma gas discharge that converts air molecules to radicals in a series of chemical reactions. These converted molecules, which exhibit strong anti-microbial properties, then pass into the RADICA disinfection Pod, and attack the outer membrane of all pathogens on the object. They neutralise the DNA of a pathogen through oxidising the structure of the microorganisms, before the disinfection unit converts any excess radicals back into normal air using a filter. The disinfection unit then purges the Pod with normal room air, allowing staff to safely remove the disinfected item. The RADICA disinfection system can have enormous benefits for healthcare providers and their patients alike. Click here for more information

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According to the NHS in the UK, one of the main reasons behind the bacteria's swift evolution into superbugs is the overuse of antibiotics in medicine. That's why solutions like the RADICA Disinfection System can prove more effective in helping to control the development of superbugs. Top

Radica Disinfection System

The RADICA Disinfection System uses plasma technology to disinfect patient supports such as mattresses and other hard to clean objects in patient bay areas, controlling the spread of Healthcare Acquired Infections (HCAIs) in the process. It is simple, user-friendly operation that can be easily incorporated into disinfection cycles to deliver repeated disinfection time after time. With two elements - a free standing portable unit and a disinfection pod- the RADICA Disinfection System is capable of significantly reducing the impact HCAIs in a range of often hard-to-clean materials. You can read more on the technology behind the RADICA Disinfection System here.

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According to research conducted by Pfizer in 2010, secondary MRSA infections meant that patients spent an average 11 days extra in hospital at a cost of €23m to the HSE each year. Top