Germitec to launch disinfection system for ultrasound probes at ECR

French firm Germitec plans to launch its new chemical-free, ultrafast, high-level disinfection (HLD) system for ultrasound probes at ECR 2019 next week in Vienna.

The Hypernova Chronos system uses ultraviolet (UV)-based HLD technology that is designed for external, vaginal, and rectal ultrasound probes. It is an effective disinfection system against human papillomavirus (HPV) both in vitro and ex vivo, according to the company.

The system features a single push-button disinfection process with optical sensors to automatically verify completion of the disinfection cycle without postprocessing of the transducer. Its compact size is designed to fit into all exam rooms and operating suites.

UV-based HLD has been approved or recommended by several radiology organizations and regulatory agencies, including the European Society of Radiology, Australasian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine, National Health Service England and Scotland, and Health Canada, the vendor noted.

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