Virox® Technologies Inc. was proud to once again fund the Dr. Syed Sattar Award and bursary for a young scientist to attend the 7th Annual ICAN Conference, in Cape Town South Africa, July 8-11. Dr. Sattar – a world renowned researcher in environmental microbiology – declared that the scholarship was for “young scientists who present robust abstracts on environmental matters”. ICAN (Infection Control Africa Network) is the largest infection prevention and control organization in Africa, and this year’s annual conference focused on the themes of mother and child infections, antimicrobial resistance, and antimicrobial stewardship. The event demonstrated the importance of implementing effective infection prevention and control measures at a local level in order to protect human and planet health and realize sustainable developments.
This was just one of the questions addressed by Virox Microbiologist Guia Pérez-Hernández and Sean van den Berg, Manager of R&D at the annual IPAC Canada National Education Conference hosted in Banff, Alberta (view poster). They were joined by a team of scientists who lead a full day Disinfection Symposium, and presented several education sessions. Through its sponsorship of IPAC Canada and educational support, Virox continues to play a leading role in the understanding and promotion of infection prevention and control best practices. Thank you to all who visited the Virox booth and attended the symposium.
Virox® Technologies Inc. is proud to announce that its patented Accelerated Hydrogen Peroxide® (AHP® ) disinfectant and cleaning technology under the brand name PREempt™ was approved for use as the first Accelerated Hydrogen Peroxide® (AHP®) based technology aboard the International Space Station.
ViroxProBeauty launches its line of spa and salon disinfectants with a road trip that included stops in New York, Texas and upcoming California. The “Say No to Harsh Disinfectants” message resonated with crowds and created some viral education with an “interactive brochure”.
SciCan’s AHP powered disinfectant Optim 1, was recognized as 2017’s Top Winner by the Dental Advisor. Among the reasons cited: “Optim 1 is safe as it is effective”; “OPTIM1 is easy to use, has no aerosol, is easy on sensitive skin, and does not produce eye reactions”; “Extremely quick action while having broad-spectrum effectiveness”; “We like the one-step process, it is easier than the two-step process which is too time consuming”; “We will switch to OPTIM1 as it is less irritating.”
Nail industry guru, scientist and published author, Doug Schoon spoke publicly about spa and salon workplace safety. He singled out not only the harsh products used in manicures and pedicures but also cleaning and disinfection. He is one of many authorities and key opinion leaders who have come out and voiced their support for a cleaner, safer alternative to harsh legacy chemicals.