How it works.
Compact, Green, Fast.
The SteriMed medical waste processors—-comparable in size
to a small walk-up self-service photocopier--simultaneously shred, macerate, disinfect and dewater medical waste using an environmentally friendly disinfectant--SterCid.
After treatment of the potentially infectious medical waste, the resulting solid waste material is simply and cost effectively discarded as regular trash in your local community landfill in accordance with solid waste regulations.
Each SteriMed system features an easy to operate operator interface. The untreated waste bag or sharps containers are loaded into the loading door of the system. The time for clinic personnel to load and start an automatic cycle is less than 30 seconds; less time than it takes to label, package, and manifest the same waste for offsite transportation!
SteriMed systems also feature an intuitive graphical operator interface, which communicates the status of the automatic disinfection and destruction process. Training time of your staff is just a few minutes.
At the end of the cycle, the treated waste is disposed of as ordinary trash; no hassle, no manifesting or packaging labor for untreated waste, and best of all, for up to 50% of the cost of hauling.
Safe, Efficient, Compliant.
The microbiological inactivation features of the SteriMed treatment system is enabled by SterCidTM, a uniquely eco-friendly, biodegradable disinfectant solution with lethal power to treat all forms of virulent diseases, including H1N1, SARS, HIV, TB, and Hepatitis. SterCid is provided in concentrated form, and is periodically poured into each SteriMed system about once per week. The SteriMed system automatically dilutes the concentrate to the correct disinfection application rate to achieve the required disinfection of the waste.
SterCidTM is registered with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“U.S. EPA”) in accordance with the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, Rodenticide Act (“FIFRA”) for use in the treatment of medical waste.
During the SteriMed disinfecting cycle, the concentration of SterCid® is approximately 0.5 percent of the total volume of liquids. The SterCidTM disinfectant, in conjunction with SteriMed Systems, has been validated in independent laboratories. Results show that disinfection levels specified in the U.S. EPA guidance document, “Report on State and Territorial Association on Alternate Treatment Technologies” (STAATT), are met.
STAATT is a worldwide organization involved in setting criteria for efficacy of alternative treatment of medical waste technologies. The SteriMed exceeds STAATT Level III efficacy, and can be used for treatment throughout the United States, the United Kingdom, Russia, Japan, and several European Union countries.
The liquid discharge of SteriMed effluent (with a low concentration of the disinfectant) into the sewer system is accepted by wastewater treatment authorities.
Each SteriMed system is capable of providing real-time parametric monitoring and reporting to your facility using our SteriMed eLink cellular data communicator system; providing always-on, always-reporting connectivity of your facility’s SteriMed system to our central station.