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Improving hygiene in healthcare, hospitality, and beyond

Hygiena delivers rapid microbial detection, monitoring, and identification solutions to a wide range of industries, including food and beverage, healthcare, hospitality, pharmaceuticals, and personal care

Utilising advanced hygiene technologies and patented designs, Hygiena provides industry-leading ATP monitoring systems, PCR-based foodborne pathogen detection, DNA fingerprint molecular characterisation systems, allergen tests, environmental collection devices, and more.

Worldwide hygiene

Hygiena is committed to providing customers with high-quality innovative technologies that are easy to use and reliable, backed by excellent customer service and support. Headquartered in Camarillo, California, US, and with offices in Wilmington, Delaware, the United Kingdom, and China, Hygiena has more than 80 distributors in more than 100 countries worldwide – Hygiena products span the globe.

Infection control

Among the many concerns of an Infection Control department, co-ordinating with environmental services to maintain a clean hospital is critical to preventing healthcare-acquired infections. It can be difficult for busy managers to ensure that cleaning standards are upheld while maintaining a tight budget and a growing workload. Objective measurement of surface cleanliness, using adenosine triphosphate (ATP) cleaning verification, provides on-the-spot feedback on cleaning effectiveness.

This enables infection control personnel to monitor how cleaning staff are performing, quantify cleanliness in the healthcare environment, set goals for improvement, and keep everyone cleaning to the same, measurable standard.

The cleanliness of reusable devices such as surgical and dentistry tools is also critical to infection prevention and control. Rapid ATP testing quickly validates the effectiveness of detergents, washers, and sterilisers by detecting biological matter and bacteria.

Hygiena’s line of cleaning verification products help to ensure that reusable instruments or tools are safe for use and cleaning procedures are effective.

The same practice is as applicable in domestic services and hospitality as it is in healthcare and emergency medical services, delivering new standards in the practice of hygiene in all areas of society.

For instructional videos on our product range go to Hygiena TV

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Cleaning verification and validation, servicing the healthcare industry in particular, through:

  • Infection control;
  • Environmental/domestic services;
  • Sterile services;
  • Healthcare laundry facilities;
  • Endoscopy; and
  • Emergency medical services.
RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • Detection methods for hygiene, cleanliness, infection control and risk;
  • Rapid methods based on chemistry and biochemical measurements;
  • Identification of biomarkers;
  • Bioluminescence;
  • Development and validation of methods;
  • Application development;
  • Healthcare associated infections;
  • Bacterial detection; and
  • Multidrug resistance.
RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Profile in Pan European Networks: Health Issue 1
Profile in Pan European Networks: GovernmentIssue 21
16-page booklet published by Health Europa

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