Medizone reports positive rest runs for AsepticSure

Medizone International, Inc., has reported that in full scale test runs of a hospital room mock up facility, its AsepcticSure system has resulted in the total elimination of all bacteria present, raising hopes that it could destroy anthrax in a bioterror situation.

"From the very onset, our new scaled up sterilization system performed magnificently," Dr. Michael Shannon, Medizone's director of medical affairs, said. "We have now completed multiple runs with very high concentrations of MRSA, VRE and E. coli samples that were distributed throughout the test room. In every instance, the AsepticSure system produced greater than 6 log (99.9999%) reductions, which, by definition, is sterilization. It is noteworthy in this regard that there was absolutely no growth on any of the artificially contaminated surfaces exposed to the AsepticSure process.

"Our intention now is to systematically collect empirically verifiable scientific data on all the remaining causative agents of HAIs. Given these recent results in a full room test setting which precisely mirrors our laboratory set up, we fully expect the same results with all remaining bacteria as well as Bacillus subtilis, the recognized surrogate for anthrax. Thus, while more testing and data acquisition must be completed before moving into hospital beta testing, it now seems certain that AsepticSure will deliver as promised."

The AsepticSure System was developed for decontamination and sterilization of hospital surgical suites, emergency rooms, intensive care units, schools and other critical infrastructure.

For bioterrorism counter measures, a government variant of AsepticSure is being developed.