Building awareness and providing solutions to create better air for healthcare.
Aerobiotix, Inc. continually commissions independent and collaborative research on our technologies, partnering with leading biomedical institutions globally. In doing so, many scientific studies have been produced to show the effectiveness of HEPA-Ultraviolet air recirculation (HUAIRS) technology. These studies range from laboratory testing, case studies, conference presentations and peer-reviewed papers.
- Reduced bacterial level 80 to 20 CFU/m³ in orthopedic OR¹
- Reduced bacterial levels 67% in general surgery OR²
- Reduced bacterial levels 41% in routine care³
- Reduced viable biological particle levels up to 80% in orthopedic OR⁴
- Reduced incidence of surgical site infection in joint procedures⁵
- Reduced electrocautery smoke plume levels⁶
- Reduced cardiac heater-cooler emissions
Presented at The European Bone and Joint Infection Society, 2017, by W.R. Walsh, PhD, et al., reported 99.5% reduction in viable particle counts.
Parvizi, MS, MD, FRCS, et al. American Journal of Infection Control, 2017 reported 53%-67% reduction of airborne bacterial content in active ORs.
Curtis, G.L., MD, et al. The Journal of Arthroplasty, 2017 reported the C-UVC units significantly reduce total and viable particles counts.
W. R. Walsh, PhD, Airborne bacteria-laden particles in healthcare settings are now being recognized as a contributing cause of hospital acquired infections (HAI), and surgical site infections (SSI). OR Air Supplemental System reduced mean bacterial CFU/m³ by 57%.
Sue Barnes, RN, CIC, FAPIC. This study was designed to test the effectiveness of the novel AEROBIOTIX (ABX) crystalline ultraviolet (C-UVC) germicidal irradiation in-room air disinfection and filtration technology on reducing airborne particle contamination in the OR. Results confirm 99.97% inactivation efficiency of aerosolized bacteria.
W.R. Walsh, PhD., conducted a study with scanning electron microscopy to evaluate the Illuvia filtration cartridge. A significant number of airborne particulates was detected within the cartridge after each surgical procedure.
Periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) is a common complication. This study revealed a reduction in infection rate through the use of intraoperative air decontamination system.
AEROBIOTIX technology previously demonstrated statistically significant reductions in total airborne particulates, viable particulates, and airborne bacteria when deployed in active operating rooms. The study was performed in a single OR at a 300-bed community medical center in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
 Walsh, W.R., Bradford, N., Davies G. MD, Oliver R. PhD, Verhuel, R. MBBS, FRACS, Bruce, W., MBBS, FRACS. Total and viable airborne particulates during orthopaedic surgical procedures. Infection, Disease & Health (2017). Parvizi, J., MS, MD, FRCS, Barnes, S., RN, CIC, Shohat, N., MD, Edmiston, C., MS, PhD. Environment of care: Is it time to reassess microbial contamination of the operating room air as a risk factor for surgical site infection in total joint arthroplasty? American Journal of Infection Control (2017). Bischoff, Werner, MD, PhD, FSHEA, Russell, G.B., MS, Willard, E.S., and Stehle Jr., J., PhD. The Impact of a Novel, Mobile Air Purification System on the Bacterial Air Burden during Routine Care (SHEA 2018). Curtis, G.L., MD, Four, M., MD, Jawad, Michael, BS, Kila, MS, Barroom, W.K., MD, Higuera, C.A., MD. Reduction of Particles in the Operating Room Using Ultraviolet Air Disinfection and Recirculation Units. The Journal of Arthroplasty (2017). Edmiston, C., MS PhD. Publication pending Barnes, S., RN, CIC, FAPIC. Publication accepted AORN Journal Carrico, R., PhD, RN, FSHEA, CIC. Publication pending