Jeff Veenhuis, CEO of
PreventaMed Technologies, left welcomes Gov. Scott Walker to
the company’s new 16,260 square-foot facility in Waukesha on
Monday morning. Gunner Lyslo, CEO of Surfacide, is pictured
on the right. Walker was there to describe his Wisconsin
PreventaMed Technologies has announced a partnership with a
Naperville, Ill., firm to make and distribute a disinfection
system to hospitals worldwide.
a maker of medical products, will work with Naperville’s
Surfacide, Inc., to make equipment to disinfect surfaces using
ultraviolet light called the Helios. It eradicates multi-drug
resistant organisms, including C. Diff, MRSA, VRE, CRE and
Acinetobacter from hard surface areas, a press release said.
As a result
of its partnership with Surfacide, PreventaMed recently moved
into a larger, 16,260 square-foot facility in Waukesha and is
expecting to add up to 15 jobs over the next 12 months.
the Centers for Disease Control and Infection, roughly one in
every 20 hospitalized patients acquires an infection during the
course of receiving treatment for another condition. To help
combat hospital-acquired infections, the Surfacide Helios system
uses three ultraviolet emitters to clean all areas of a patient
environment, including the bathroom and other hard-to-reach
Surfacide Helios UV-C hard surface disinfection system is
already available in the U.S. and European markets. PreventaMed
is also working with officials in Sierra Leone to help with the
recent Ebola outbreak, the release said.