Using UVC LEDs to Reduce the Spread of Healthcare Acquired Infections (HAIs)

Available Until: March 14, 2018


According to FDA, contact with infected objects and medical devices is a leading cause of healthcare associated infections (HAIs). Reducing HAIs by better understanding the effectiveness of antimicrobials, sterilization, and reprocessing of medical devices is one of the agency’s regulatory science priorities for 2017. 

It is more critical than ever for healthcare OEMs to adopt technologies that will help reduce HAIs, thereby improving clinician safety and safeguarding patient outcomes both in the hospital and after returning home. Integrating UVC LED technology can be a key differentiator for OEMs as they look for new methods to address the growing HAI problem. 

This Webinar looks at how R&D departments and product engineers can satisfy specific target log reductions by understanding dosage as it relates to exposure time and UVC intensity.



Speakers:



Mark Pizzuto, Director of Global Product Management – Disinfection, Crystal IS


Mark Pizzuto is responsible for identifying, supporting and commercializing products in Crystal IS’ disinfection product line. He works closely with customers to understand their needs and key requirements for current and future UVC LED offerings. With more than 20 years of experience in positioning disruptive technology into global markets, Mark has worked at leading innovators in healthcare including Dymax Corporation and GE. During this tenure, he commercialized a dozen new UV adhesive formulations for medical device manufacturing linked to USP Class VI and FDA 510K regulations. An EET graduate of Purdue University, Mark is also Six Sigma green belt certified.




Rajul Randive, Director of Applications Engineering, Crystal IS


Rajul Randive is responsible for designing, building and testing various prototype applications that use Crystal IS UVC LEDs. He works closely with customers to develop applications and maps those to engineering requirements that result in a market-ready product. He also ensures test protocols meet customer specifications. With more than 20 years experience with UV application development, he is a frequent industry author and presenter. He is also a voting member on the ASHRAE Committee for “Guidelines for the application of ultraviolet germicidal devices to control the transmission of airborne pathogens.”






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