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APIC publishes study validating steam vapor with TANCS

October 10, 2011
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A peer-reviewed study – “Reduction in the microbial load on high-touch surfaces in hospital rooms by treatment with a portable saturated steam vapor disinfection system” – concluded that TANCS-equipped steam vapor units “reduced bacterial levels by >90% and reduced pathogen levels on most surfaces to below the detection limit”  within only a few seconds of treatment.

Researchers reported “the steam vapor device consistently reduced total microbial and pathogen loads on hospital surfaces, to below detection in most instances” and that the system “provides a means to reduce levels of microorganisms on hospital surfaces without the drawbacks associated with chemicals.”

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