PathogenX (Carmel, Calif.) today announced nationwide distribution of its double-batch, on-site sterilization device in the U.S. and Canada.
About the size of a laser printer, the PX2 is designed to safely and efficiently render regulated medical waste (such as sharps) completely sterile, unrecognizable and non-reusable in compliance with all U.S. federal EPA, CDC and OSHA standards and guidelines. Each PX2 device is capable of processing up to 10 gallons of medical waste per day, according to PathogenX.
The PX2 system destroys all microbes, including COVID-19, while melting the biomedical waste so that a resulting “brick” of harmless, sterilized material can be easily disposed of in the standard trash, the company added.
The technology is now available throughout the United States and Canada for use by hospitals and health facilities; research centers and laboratories; mortuary and autopsy centers; animal research and testing laboratories; veterinary facilities; blood banks; nursing homes for the elderly; and other health-related venues where blood is drawn.
“It’s rewarding to be able to now provide our PX2 technology on a national level,” said PathogenX CEO Chuck Berkeley in a news release. “Especially today, with the ongoing battle against COVID-19, we are proud to provide something to healthcare workers on the front lines that removes the risk-related issues of having to manage contaminated sharps.”