QUÉBEC CITY, Jan. 26, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - TSO3 Inc. (TSX: TOS) ("TSO3" or the "Company"), an innovator in sterilization technology for medical devices in healthcare settings, announced yesterday that MUSC Health, which is the clinical enterprise of the Medical University of South Carolina, has joined its Strategic Partner Facility Program.
Under the Program, MUSC Health and TSO3 have agreed to deploy a TSO3 STERIZONE® VP4 Sterilizer in one of its hospitals, and MUSC Health has agreed to evaluate the Sterilizer and provide TSO3 data and feedback regarding its use.
"We are pleased to see the deployment of a STERIZONE® VP4 Sterilizer into the MUSC Health system," noted Ric Rumble, TSO3's President and CEO. "We will continue to work toward adding key healthcare leaders to this important program to help improve existing sterilization practices and explore processes to enable the routine terminal sterilization of multi-channel flexible endoscopes to reduce infections and improve patient safety."
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About the STERIZONE® VP4 Sterilizer
The STERIZONE® VP4 Sterilizer is a low-temperature sterilization system that utilizes the dual-sterilants of vaporized hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) and ozone (O3) to achieve terminal sterilization of heat and moisture sensitive medical devices. Its single pre-programmed cycle can sterilize a large number and wide range of compatible devices, creating a cost-effective sterilization process with error free cycle selection. The device's unique Dynamic Sterilant Delivery System™ automatically adjusts the quantity of injected sterilant based on the load composition, weight and temperature. This capability removes the guesswork and potential for human error, as there is no need to sort instruments and choose the appropriate cycles as with other machines.
The STERIZONE® VP4 Sterilizer is the only terminal sterilization method that is FDA cleared to sterilize multi-channeled flexible endoscopes (with a maximum of four channels) of up to 3.5 meters in length, such as video colonoscopes and gastroscopes - an industry first for any medical device sterilization process.
The STERIZONE® VP4 Sterilizer is also the only cleared low temperature sterilizer that can process a mixed load consisting of general instruments, single channel flexible endoscopes, and single or double channel rigid endoscopes in the same cycle with load weights of up to 75 lb. The ability to run mixed loads significantly reduces labor costs by minimizing the amount of instrument sorting required, while maximizing the device turns (more productivity from increased throughput capacity).
More information about the STERIZONE® VP4 Sterilizer is available through TSO3's website, under the Products section at http://www.tso3.com/en/products/sterizone-vp4/.
Founded in 1998, TSO3's activities encompass the sale, production, maintenance, research, development and licensing of sterilization processes, related consumable supplies and accessories for heat-sensitive medical devices. The Company designs products for sterile processing areas in the hospital environment that offer an advantageous replacement solution to other low temperature sterilization processes currently used in hospitals. TSO3 also offers services related to the maintenance of sterilization equipment and compatibility testing of medical devices with such processes.
For more information about TSO3, visit the Company's web site at www.tso3.com.
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About MUSC Health
MUSC Health is the clinical enterprise of the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) comprised of a 700-bed Medical Center, the MUSC College of Medicine and the physician's practice plan. It serves patients across South Carolina and beyond through four hospital facilities in Charleston and more than 100 outreach sites. Among these are the Hollings Cancer Center, one of only 66 National Cancer Institute-designated centers in the country, and a nationally recognized Children's Hospital. The Medical University was founded in 1824 and has risen to become a premiere academic medical center at the forefront of the latest advances in medicine, with world-class physicians and other scientists and groundbreaking research and technology that is often the first of its kind in the world.
SOURCE TSO3 Inc.
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For further information: TSO3 Inc., R.M. (Ric) Rumble, President and CEO, Tel: 418 651-0003, Email: [email protected]; TSO3 Inc., Glen Kayll, CFO, Tel: 418 651-0003, Email: [email protected]; MUSC Health, Heather Woolwine, Director, Public Affairs & Media Relations, Tel: 843-792-7669, Email: [email protected]