- THE MAGAZINE
TANCS, a chemical-free, saturated steam vapor disinfection system from Advanced Vapor Technologies, was shown to destroy within 5 seconds a diverse assortment of pathogenic organisms, including vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecalis (VRE), methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), and C. Diff. in a study featured in the February 2009 issue of the peer-reviewed American Journal of Infection Control.
The study, “Reduction in Infection Risk Through Treatment of Microbially Contaminated Surfaces With a Novel, Portable, Saturated Steam Vapor Disinfection System,” was conducted by Dr. Benjamin Tanner, president and scientific director of Antimicrobial Test Laboratories. It demonstrated the capability of the TANCS steam vapor disinfection system to kill microorganisms, reduce surface-mediated infection risks and serve as an alternative to chemical disinfectants.