New Device from UVO3, Inc. Kills Antimicrobial Superbugs
Annapolis, MD, May 01, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- UVO3, Inc. has just introduced their new machine that kills antimicrobial resistant superbugs. According to the Center for Disease Control, 1 out of every 25 patients that are admitted to a hospital acquire a Healthcare Associated Infection (HAI); of those 1 out of 9 patients die. Two significant causes of HAIs include staph infections contracted from surfaces that are thought to be clean and airborne diseases that attach themselves to floating dust particles. The Infection Fighter® is a new machine that kills superbugs using ozone, UV-C irradiation and HEPA filter. “This combination of proven technology has the potential to free up tens of thousands of hospital beds annually and drastically reduce the cost to treat patients with preventable HAIs,” explains designer of The Infection Fighter,® Christopher Garner, P.E.
Ozone is a molecule that consists of three oxygen atoms bonded together; it is a highly unstable configuration thus making ozone a very powerful oxidant. When it comes in contact with bacteria it breaks through the cell wall in seconds in a reaction known as an “oxidative burst.” Ozone is so unstable that it cannot be transported; it must be generated at the site of application because it naturally tends to break down into diatomic oxygen.
The Infection Fighter® uses a patented ozone control process to dose selected microorganisms with results verifiable to International Calibrated Standards (NIST). Christopher Garner, P.E. explains: “because the machine is constantly measuring the ozone concentration in the room, it is able to accurately dose any environment that it is introduced to. Ozone is both generated and mitigated from the Infection Fighter®.”
About UVO3, Incorporated
UVO3, Inc. is an Annapolis, Maryland based company founded in 2007. Our goal is to make ozone therapy an affordable, safe and effective option for bio decontamination. UVO3, Inc. specializes in the design and manufacture of the Infection Fighter®; a complete disinfection system for airborne and surface contamination.
About Christopher Garner, P.E.
Christopher Garner is a professional engineer who has a strong interest in developing new technologies that address challenging environmental issues. Mr. Garner's ability to critically analyze problems and apply non-conventional solutions has allowed him much success in the areas of environmental engineering, aerospace technology, manufacturing and research and development. As previous owner and president of SPW Engineering Firm, Mr. Garner has worked closely with the Federal Government to develop solutions for aerospace and defense communication problems. Mr. Garner has acquired the patent rights for numerous cutting edge ozone application technologies during the initial phase of the research and development for the Infection Fighter®. The driving force behind Mr. Garner's current research and development is to create the new "Gold Standard" in the area of bio-decontamination.