Dr. Dick Zoutman of Queen’s University in Canada along with Dr. Michael Shannon of Medizone International at laboratories located in Innovation Park, Queen’s University have reached a new way that will reduce the infections by bacteria in the hospitals. The new way is a mixture of ozone and hydrogen peroxide vapor gas.
The new technology involves pumping a Medizone-specific ozone and hydrogen peroxide vapour gas mixture into a room to completely
sterilize everything – including floors, walls, drapes, mattresses, chairs and other surfaces. It is far more effective in killing bacteria than wiping down a room.
There are other disinfecting technologies that involve pumping gas into a room, but Medizone’s method is the only one that sterilizes as well as surgical instrument cleaning. It also leaves a pleasant smell and doesn’t affect any medical equipment in the room. The entire disinfection process is also faster than other methods – it takes less than one hour.
While Dr. Udi Qimron of Tel Aviv University with the help from Ph.D. student Nir Friedman, lab technician Shahar Mor, and Dr. Rotem Edgar of the Ichilov Medical Center. They have reached another solution to fight the bacteria, he produced a liquid solution that will allow the viruses control the antibiotic-resistant bacteria, which will make the bacteria easily controlled by the cleansers.
The solution is based on specially designed bacteriophages — viruses that infect bacteria — that can alter the genetic make-up of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The solution, recently detailed in the journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology, could be added to common antibacterial cleansers used on hospital surfaces, turning resistant bacteria into sensitive bacteria. It’s easy to prepare, easy to apply, and non-toxic, Dr. Qimron notes. He estimates that one liter of the growth medium — the liquid in which the bacteriophages are grown — will cost just a few dollars.