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Development of prototype for automatized cleaning of medical materials using high steam pressure

Grant number: 19/16592-0
Support type:Research Grants - Innovative Research in Small Business - PIPE
Duration: September 01, 2020 - September 30, 2021
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Medicine - Surgery
Principal researcher:Jonas de Castro Gitz
Grantee:Jonas de Castro Gitz
Company:Jonas de Castro Gitz
CNAE: Atividades de atenção à saúde humana não especificadas anteriormente
City: São Paulo
Pesquisadores principais:
Walmir Gomes Lourenço
Assoc. researchers: Arthur Fernandes Costa Ezequiel ; Renato Alves da Silva
Associated scholarship(s):20/10740-5 - Development of prototype for automatized cleaning of medical materials using high steam pressure, BP.PIPE


Healthcare-related infection (HAI) represents the most frequent and adverse event in health care systems globally, affecting millions of people each year. HAI increases risks involving patient health, stay length in hospital and healthcare costs. There are infections related to the surgical procedure that are reported contamination of surgical instruments, as being that most of the surgical instruments are reused in several patients, several times. Therefore, a processing is required for cleaning, sterilization and reuse of these surgical instruments. In the current cleaning methods, which is the most important step of this process, without the material cannot be considered sterilized or even disinfected, there is still no automated cleaning procedure involving fluent steam which, given its effectiveness, may be an alternative to state of the art in the current cleaning techniques. A fluent steam cleaning equipment fully automated is innovative and without similar worldwide. (AU)

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