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Data + Studies

Multiple peer-reviewed studies support the effectiveness of Aerobiotix technology.

Aerobiotix, Inc. continually commissions independent and collaborative research on our technologies, partnering with leading biomedical institutions globally. These studies range from laboratory testing, case studies, conference presentations and peer-reviewed papers.

 

 

Improvement of operating room air quality and sustained reduction of surgical site infections in an orthopedic specialty hospital.

American Journal of Infection Control. February 2024. Baylor Scott & White.
Experienced a 51% SSI reduction in >31,000 patients over 5 years by implementing the Illuvia into their bundled approach.

Catalytic Surgical Smoke Filtration Unit Reduces Formaldehyde Levels in a Simulated Operating Room Environment

Chun-Chief Tseng and Chih-Shan Li
National Taiwan University
Aerosol Science and Technology, 2005
Study: to evaluate the application of UVGI for the inactivation of viruses.
Conclusion: UVGI was an effective method for inactivation of airborne virus.

Discrete room pressure drops predict door openings and contamination levels in the operating room setting

Chun-Chief Tseng and Chih-Shan Li
National Taiwan University
Aerosol Science and Technology, 2005
Study: to evaluate the application of UVGI for the inactivation of viruses.
Conclusion: UVGI was an effective method for inactivation of airborne virus.

A Peripherally Located Air Recirculation Device Containing an Activated Carbon Filter Reduces VOC Levels in a Simulated Operating Room

Chun-Chief Tseng and Chih-Shan Li
National Taiwan University
Aerosol Science and Technology, 2005
Study: to evaluate the application of UVGI for the inactivation of viruses.
Conclusion: UVGI was an effective method for inactivation of airborne virus.

A portable negative pressure unit reduces bone cement fumes in a simulated operating room

Chun-Chief Tseng and Chih-Shan Li
National Taiwan University
Aerosol Science and Technology, 2005
Study: to evaluate the application of UVGI for the inactivation of viruses.
Conclusion: UVGI was an effective method for inactivation of airborne virus.

The Effects of a Novel Decontamination-recirculating System in Reducing Airborne Particulate: a Laboratory-based Study

Chun-Chief Tseng and Chih-Shan Li
National Taiwan University
Aerosol Science and Technology, 2005
Study: to evaluate the application of UVGI for the inactivation of viruses.
Conclusion: UVGI was an effective method for inactivation of airborne virus.

Effect of portable negative pressure units on expelled aerosols in the operating room environment

Chun-Chief Tseng and Chih-Shan Li
National Taiwan University
Aerosol Science and Technology, 2005
Study: to evaluate the application of UVGI for the inactivation of viruses.
Conclusion: UVGI was an effective method for inactivation of airborne virus.

Correlation of the Air–surface Nexus of Bacterial Burden During Routine Patient Care

Chun-Chief Tseng and Chih-Shan Li
National Taiwan University
Aerosol Science and Technology, 2005
Study: to evaluate the application of UVGI for the inactivation of viruses.
Conclusion: UVGI was an effective method for inactivation of airborne virus.

Inactivation of Virus-Containing Aerosols by Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation

Chun-Chief Tseng and Chih-Shan Li
National Taiwan University
Aerosol Science and Technology, 2005
Study: to evaluate the application of UVGI for the inactivation of viruses.
Conclusion: UVGI was an effective method for inactivation of airborne virus.

A mobile device reducing airborne particulate can improve air quality

Messina G., et al. Presented at EUPHA 2019. A key finding: When the system was turned off intraoperatively, contamination rapidly increased.

Elimination of Aerosolized Virus in Single-Pass Testing

The Research Triangle Institute (RTI) Center for Microbial Community Systems and Health Research conducted a series of tests to determine the efficiency of viral inactivation by the Aerobiotix in–room recirculating air cleaner. MS2 virus inactivation efficiency of the Aerobiotix air cleaner was 100% observed when the unit was operated in...

Environmental Persistence of SARS CoV-2

The Research Triangle Institute (RTI) Center for Microbial Community Systems and Health Research conducted a series of tests to determine the efficiency of viral inactivation by the Aerobiotix in–room recirculating air cleaner. MS2 virus inactivation efficiency of the Aerobiotix air cleaner was 100% observed when the unit was operated in...

A mobile device to reduce airborne particulate and prevent surgical site infections

Messina G., et al. Presented at EUPHA 2019. During mobile device operation, the amount of particulate matter remains significantly lower, reducing the probability of SSI.

Mitigation of Airborne Cardiac Heater-Cooler Emissions using the HUAIRS

Carrico, R.M. PhD DNP FSHEA CIC, Warye, K. The HUAIRS system represents a potential solution for the mitigation of bioaerosol emissions in order to eliminate SSI risk due to HCU in cardiac ORs.

ABX Outcome Study: SSI Reduction Results

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.

Developing the Case for Implementation of Operating Room Air Decontamination Technology for Orthopedic Surgery

Russell Nassof, JD; Kathy Warye, Maureen Spencer, MEd, RN, CIC, FAPIC. Infection Control Today, September 2018. While there is a host of factors in OR environment and practice that can contribute to SSI, there is a growing body of evidence which suggests that air quality merits heightened attention on the...

The Impact of Supplemental Intraoperative Air Decontamination on the Outcome of Total Joint Arthroplasty

Cook, T., DO, Piatt, C., DO, Barnes, S. BSN, Edmiston, Jr., C.E. PhD. The Journal of Arthroplasty, 2018. While PJI is multifactorial in nature, this study suggests the use of intraoperative supplemental air decontamination significantly reduced the overall risk of PJI.

The Impact of a Novel MAPS on the Bacterial Air Burden during Routine Care

Werner Bischoff, MD PhD, FSHEA, Gregory Russell MS, Elisabeth Willard AAS, John Stehle Jr PhD. American Journal of Infection Control, 2019. Aerosol transmission of pathogens can result in the rapid spread of disease. The mobile air recirculation system significantly decreased the bacterial load by over 40%.

Reduction of PJI Rates with supplemental intraoperative air decontamination

Piatt, C. DO, Cook, T. DO, Accepted for 2018 Annual Meeting American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics. PJI rate reduced from 1.8% to 0%.

Reduction of Airborne Bioburden during Lower Limb Total Joint Arthroplasty

Anis, H. MD, Curtis, G. MD, et al., Cleveland Clinic, Presented at MSIS 2018. This study demonstrated a significant reduction of total and viable particles as well as CFUs in active TJA surgeries.

Canberra Australia Presentation

Total and Viable airborne particulates during orthopaedic surgical procedures

AAHKS Presentation on C-UVC Disinfection and Recirculation Units

Curtis, G. et al. AAHKS Presentation on C-UVC units and the reduction of total and viable air particles in the OR.

Presentation on the Effect of a Novel Air Decontamination-recirculation system

Walsh, W.R., et al Presentation on study of viable and total airborne particulates during surgery.

ORS Presentation on Reduction of Particles

Presented at ORS 2018 on Reduction of Particles in the OR using C-UVC Units

Air Contamination for predicting wound contamination

G. Birgand, PharmD, PhD. AJIC 2015. There is a strong correlation between air particle counts and microbial contamination, suggesting that particle counting can be used for routine evaluation of contamination in the OR ventilated with turbulent airflow or LAF.

Traffic Flow in the OR

A. Andersson RN, et al. AJIC 2012. Traffic flow has a strong negative impact on the OR environment. The results of this study support interventions aimed at preventing surgical site infections by reducing traffic flow in the OR.

Economic Burden of PJI

S. Kurtz, PhD, et al. JOA 2012. Periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) is a challenging complication associated with total joint arthroplasty.

OR Ventilation with Laminar Airflow

C. Brandt, M.D., et al. Annals of Surgery 2008. OR ventilation with laminar airflow showed no benefit and was even associated with a significantly higher risk for severe SSI after hip prosthesis.

Air Treatment Systems for controlling HAIs

W. Kowalski, PhD, HPAC Engineering 2007. The change that perhaps would have the greatest impact on nosocomial infections in this country is the establishment of national standards concerning aerobiological quality.

Ultraclean air and antibiotics for prevention of postoperative infection

O.M Lidwell, et al. Acta Orthop. Scand., 1987. The basis of the results and the incidence of joint sepsis in relation to them, recommendations have been made for standards of air contamination.

Proceedings of the International Consensus Meeting on Periprosthetic Joint Infection

Parvizi, J MD, FRCS, Gehrke, T MD, Orthopaedic Research Society 2014. Operative Environment: Consensus recognizes airborne particulate bacteria are a major source of contamination in the OR environment.

Prevention of airborne infection during surgery

F.H. Howorth, The Lancet, 1985. 80-90% of bacterial contaminants found in the wound after surgery come from CFUs present in the air of the OR.

Airborne contamination of wounds in joint replacement operations

O.M. Lidwell, et al. Journal of Hospital Infection 1983. The greater part of bacterial wound contamination in total joint replacement is derived from the air.

The Importance of airborne bacterial contamination of wounds

W. Whyte,et al. Journal of Hospital Infection 1982. This study revealed facts that suggest 98% of bacteria in patients’ wounds came directly or indirectly from the air.

Aerobiology and Infectious Disease Transmission

A. Fernstrom, M. Goldblatt, Hindawi 2012. There is a lack of industry standards for evaluating new technologies that attempt to solve the airborne particle transmission problem.

Airborne Nosocomial Infection

T. Eickhoff, MD. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, 1994. Airborne transmission appears to account for about 10% of all endemic nosocomial infections.

Preventing SSI

D. Chauveaux, Ortho Traum S&R 2015. Intra-operative SSI prevention rests on a combination of multiple measures.

Reduction of Particles in the OR using UV Air Disinfection Units

Curtis, G.L., MD, et al. The Journal of Arthroplasty, 2017 reported the C-UVC units significantly reduce total and viable particles counts.

Time to reassess microbial contamination of OR air as risk factor for SSI?

Parvizi, MS, MD, FRCS, et al. American Journal of Infection Control, 2017 reported 53%-67% reduction of airborne bacterial content in active ORs.

Diathermy Study utilizing Illuvia 500UV

W.R. Walsh conducted a diathermy study utilizing Illuvia 500UV that found reduction in the airborne particulate count.

Reduced PJI Rates With Use of Supplemental Intraoperative Air Decontamination

Periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) is a common complication. This study revealed a reduction in infection rate through the use of intraoperative air decontamination system.

Reduction in Airborne Bacterial Levels using Supplemental System

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%.

ABX Outcome Study: SSI Reduction Results

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.

Outcome Study SEM of Operating Theatre Air

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.

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