ATLANTA, November 11, 2011 – Red Bag Solutions will unveil its new, patent-pending Ozone Sterilization and Maceration (OSM) system for bio-hazardous waste management at MEDICA 2011 in Dusseldorf, Germany November 16-19. Red Bag Solutions is attending MEDICA 2011 as part of a delegation from Georgia, hosted by the Trade Division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD).
Ozone Sterilization and Maceration is more environmentally friendly and less costly than other bio-hazardous waste management alternatives. Ozone is a powerful oxidant capable of destroying bacteria and viruses. OSM-processed waste is sterilized, safe, and unrecognizable. On-site OSM processing eliminates the potential liability associated with spills and mishandling during transport because OSM-processed material is guaranteed safe before it leaves the premises. It can be recycled or disposed of with ordinary municipal trash.
“The responsible and economical disposal of bio-hazardous waste presents an enormous challenge for the healthcare, pharmaceutical and biotech industries,” said Don Millard, CEO of Red Bag Solutions. “Our new OSM system represents a giant leap forward in sustainable bio-hazardous waste management.”
Red Bag OSM is designed to process:
• Biological agents and infectious materials
• Needles, syringes and disposable surgical instruments
• Pathogens: bacterial, viral, fungi, prions or proteinaceous infectious agents
• Some pharmaceuticals
• Blood, blood products and body fluids
• Contaminated animal carcasses (less than 40 pounds) and bedding
• Contaminated plastics
• Sharps containers/needle boxes
• Confidential media and proprietary materials
MEDICA 2011 is considered the top health care trade show in the world due to the caliber of international health care professionals and executives who attend. More than 137,000 visitors and 110 countries participated in last year’s show. The event will cover medical technology, laboratory equipment, diagnostics, physiotherapy, medical disposables and healthcare information technologies.
About Red Bag Solutions
Founded in 1989, Baltimore, Md.-based Red Bag Solutions (RBS) provides technology and services for on-site processing of bio-hazardous waste. The company has manufactured and sold its SSM (Steam Sterilization and Maceration) systems throughout the world. In November 2011, RBS launched its patent-pending Ozone Sterilization and Maceration (OSM) system for European markets. OSM processed waste is sterile, safe, and unrecognizable. It can be recycled or disposed of with ordinary municipal trash. OSM will be available to U.S. customers in Spring 2012. Red Bag Solutions' customers include hospitals, medical providers, and biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies in the United States, South America and Europe. For more information visit www.redbagozone.com.