A Medical Device Daily Staff Report
Safe Life FZC, a new breed of healthcare distributors based in United Arab Emirates (UAE), is using the latest technology to combat dangerous outbreaks like the deadly Coronavirus or MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome). So it's no surprise that they are attempting to break the cycle of transmission by adopting self-cleaning NanoSeptic surfaces, made by NanoTouch (Forest, Virginia) for use throughout hospitals, hotels, shopping centers and schools.
The NanoSeptic self-cleaning products include facility touch points such as door push pads and handle wraps, portable mats for counters, tray tables and bathroom vanities, and custom products like grocery cart and public transportation grab-handle wraps.
"When you are talking about a virus that has a 50% mortality rate and is spreading internationally, we need to attack the problem on multiple fronts." said Ahmed Elawadi, MD, president of Safe Life. "Not only do NanoSeptic surfaces help to inhibit the chance of Coronavirus transmission through surface contact and cross contamination, but it works on all other bacteria, viruses and fungi."
Independent lab tests were just conducted with the human Coronavirus that show that the NanoSeptic surface kills 99.96% of viruses deposited on a surface in 30 minutes. The same tests showed that after 30 minutes, 56% of the virus was still alive on a stainless steel surface, a common material for door push plates and handles, and almost 20% was still alive after 4 hours. And unlike sanitizers and disinfectants which are one-time kills, the NanoSeptic surface is "always on," constantly trapping and killing microbes 24/7.
"We are always on the lookout for innovative solutions for our healthcare and hospitality clients," said Walter Bone, architect based in Dubai. "NanoSeptic self-cleaning surfaces could help our clients stay ahead of the curve with the cleanliness of their properties and the health of their guests. The timing is perfect with the large number of 5 and 6-star hotels as well as international travelers coming to the region for the upcoming Hajj Pilgrimage."
NanoTouch makes NanoSeptic products that kill bacteria, viruses, and fungi.
Nu Skin gets authorization in China
Nu Skin Enterprises (Provo, Utah) has received official notification from China's Ministry of Commerce of its approval to commence direct selling activities in five additional provinces and 30 districts. The provinces include Anhui, Gansu, Chongqing, Shaanxi and Yunnan. The licensing process included a review of the company's operations and is the sixth time that the Ministry of Commerce has granted Nu Skin new direct selling licenses. Nu Skin's direct selling footprint will now include 19 of the country's 32 provinces and municipalities.
"We are pleased that China's government has granted us authorization to expand our direct selling activities into additional provinces and districts," said Truman Hunt, president/CEO. "We believe the government's approval of our application is a reflection of our significant investment in China over the past several years, our commitment to enhancing the lives of China's consumers and our desire to be a constructive part of China's social framework."
"We continue to build for the long-term potential of this important market and these new licenses allow us to further expand our direct selling coverage. Additionally, in an effort to better support our sales force and consumers in China, we are accelerating our infrastructure plans, including tripling the number of stores and sales support centers by 2015, as opposed to 2017 as previously announced, and expanding our manufacturing capabilities within the market by the end of 2013," concluded Hunt.
Nu Skin Enterprises's anti-aging products feature the new ageLOC suite of products including the ageLOC R2 nutritional supplement, ageLOC Galvanic Spa System and ageLOC Galvanic Body Spa, as well as the ageLOC Transformation daily skin care system.