PDI EMEA appointed the official UK Healthcare representative for WellAir’s Novaerus Air Cleaning Solutions
Northamptonshire, UK: PDI International, leader in infection prevention products and solutions, today announced its official partnership in the UK with Irish-based company Novaerus, part of WellAir, developers of innovative airborne infection control devices.
Preventable infections cost NHS England annually £2.7 billion¹. Improved hand hygiene and surface cleaning will undoubtedly contribute to reduced hospital infections and associated costs, but it may not suffice. Hospitals need to deploy multiple layers of defense to reduce the risk of transmission in which air disinfection plays a vital role in safeguarding healthcare professionals and patients.
WellAir’s Novaerus’s air disinfection “plug and play” systems are powered by its patented NanoStrike™ technology – a transformational method of air disinfection that bursts airborne pathogen cells which has been clinically proven to:
- Inactivate microorganisms in the air that lead to viral and bacterial infection
- Ensures the pathogen cell cannot self-heal and become viable as an infectious agent once again
- Reduce dust, mold spores, and pollen that trigger asthma and allergies
The technology is safe for continuous use around vulnerable patients and staff and is proven to inactivate airborne pathogens on contact. These devices can be easily mobilized in high-risk situations like surgeries or operated continuously in large patient wards, ICUs, emergency rooms, and IVF labs.
Within PDI International’s range of cleaning and disinfection surface wipes, automated room disinfection technology, skin disinfection and patient care solutions, the incorporation of Novaerus’s range of air cleaning devices in the UK addresses the need for an integrated approach to infection prevention to drive the reduction of HCAIs.
“Our collaboration with Novaerus in the UK supports our mission to reduce preventable infections, control associated costs, and ultimately help save lives across the healthcare continuum of care and beyond.” said David Gueundjian, President and Chief Executive Officer, PDI International. “We are proud of our 40-year legacy in assisting the healthcare industry with products and solutions that help reduce the risk of infections, and excited to bring another innovative technology to patients and healthcare institutions.”
Felipe Soberon, WellAir’s Chief Science Officer, adds, “With its extensive expertise as an infection prevention innovator, PDI International is well positioned to help us further progress the adoption of innovative and powerful airborne infection control devices. Our recent product testing conducted by the Academic Health Science Networks (AHSN), as part of the National Health Services Environmental decontamination framework evaluation in the UK, has demonstrated tremendous efficacy against airborne bioburden. We are pleased that PDI can bring these ideal solutions to hospitals and healthcare environments.”
About PDI International
PDI International is dedicated to leading the fight against preventable infections in healthcare, food service and our communities. Driven by a commitment to research, quality and service, PDI provides innovative products, educational resources, training and support to help prevent infection transmission and promote health and wellness. PDI International has three divisions, PDI Healthcare, Sani Professional, and PDI Contract Manufacturing.
WellAir, has been providing medical-grade solutions that address a global problem; unhealthy indoor air. Indoor air is the culprit for many virus-based illnesses, asthma, allergies and a host of long-term health issues.
Led by a highly skilled team of scientists, we took a fundamentally different approach to air disinfection, which led to the transformational discovery of NanoStrike™ – the unique, patented technology at the core of all Novaerus portable air cleaning devices. This nanotechnology inactivates all airborne microorganisms on contact providing the first line of protection against viruses and bacteria.
Utilizing NanoStrike technology, WellAir’s Novaerus air cleaning devices help to prevent the spread of infection in thousands of hospitals, senior living facilities and dental offices around the world. WellAir operates through its core business brands, Novaerus, Plasma Air and NuvaWave.
¹ Guest JF, Keating T, Gould D, et al. Modelling the annual NHS costs and outcomes attributable to healthcare-associated infections in England. BMJ Open 2020;10:e033367.