AZUSA, Calif., October 18, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – As the global healthcare industry commemorates International Infection Prevention Week, October 17-23, MINTIE LLC, a third-generation health product innovator and an Alliance Environmental group company, continues its infection prevention efforts in the fight against COVID-19 and the Delta variant. The company introduced its first line of Environmental Containment Units (ECUs) in 2003 to control the spread of harmful airborne particles during construction or maintenance activities. Since then, MINTIE has continued to advance the innovation process and now its ECU4 mobile environmental containment units are currently being used to meet the cutting edge requirements for airborne isolation in the continued fight against the transmission of COVID-19. https://youtu.be/O0sS1-LpDvc
Since January 2021, more than 1,500 ECU4 have been deployed to more than 400 Japanese healthcare facilities to provide temporary air isolation support as part of Japan’s efforts to control the spread of COVID-19. The MINTIE ECU4 also played a pivotal role during the Tokyo Summer Olympics – supporting 20 Olympic-designated health facilities with additional airborne isolation capabilities.
According to Tsuneki (Neki) Kusaba, president and CEO of Moraine Corporation, the exclusive Japanese distributor of MINTIE, “the main objective of ECU4 is to create zoning to distinguish risk zones and safety zones in hospitals where regular medical care must be continued to accommodate an ever-increasing number of patients. We needed as many ECU4s as possible to handle this emergency, so we made unreasonable demands on MINTIE. However, MINTIE definitely provided the ECU4 in response to our request.
“We are delighted with the success of the ECU4 activity, but more than that, we are proud to have saved the lives of many Japanese healthcare workers and patients. The ECU4 provides a safe and secure medical system for many healthcare workers, and we have received messages of gratitude from many customers, ”added Mr. Kusaba.
According to Toshihiro Mitsuda, Ph. D CICD, Director and Associate Professor, Yokohama City University Hospital, “Without the MINTIE product, zoning could not be achieved in health facilities in Japan. It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that HAI was not triggering the collapse of the Japanese medical system because Moraine supplied MINTIE products all over the country. MINTIE and Moraine supported the Japanese government at a critical time and saved many lives. “
The adoption of MINTIE’s ECU4s in hundreds of hospitals has caught the attention of a number of Asian media outlets, including Japanese news channels News 8 and TVK, as well as in South Korea on MBN TV News , Money Today, MBC News, KBS News and JIBS. New. In the United States, MINTIE was named a finalist in the Los Angeles Business Journal’s First International Business Forum and Awards in 2021 in the Global Trade Leader of the Year and Private Company – Medium Sized Business categories.
The MINTIE ECU4 is a product that provides a variety of airborne containment solutions. ECU4 is patented and has been clinically evaluated and rigorously tested for the effectiveness of particle containment, ventilation and stability in healthcare environments where ICRA containment requirements are at Level 1 to 4. If a hospital is about to reach intensive care capacity for COVID-19 patients, ECU4 can be set up with negative air machines to provide temporary and total isolation rooms.
The simple yet advanced design of the ECU4 makes it user-friendly from setup to disassembly and, due to its portability, can be installed virtually anywhere. This allows hospitals to create as many isolation rooms as space allows. “Sometimes placing multiple ECU4s in place may not be enough – maybe an entire section of a hospital needs to be isolated. The MINTIE ECU4 aisle flange allows an ECU4 to function as a portable anteroom. The hallway flange is used to seal the entrance to a hallway, creating a larger isolated space, ”according to Kyle Hourraney, director of facilities at Orange County Global Medical Center, Santa Ana, California.
MINTIE’s product portfolio also includes multipurpose negative air machines. When combined with an ECU4 to create an anteroom, a negative air machine is the “engine” that extracts air from the anteroom. When air passes through the machine’s 99.97% HEPA negative air filter, it creates a negative pressure airlock to protect the general patient population and caregivers. MINTIE’s ECU4s are used in all 50 US states. MINTIE is also currently partner with distribution channels in Japan, South Korea, Canada, Australia, UK and other countries.
About MINTIE LLC
Founded in 1940, MINTIE LLC started out as a specialty maintenance services company and has grown into a company renowned internationally for its excellent service and innovative indoor environmental systems. MINTIE provides indoor air quality management, preventive maintenance solutions and portable containment products for airborne particles, infection control and biosecurity. MINTIE has focused on industry leadership with innovative products and the highest quality services to provide customers with safer, healthier and more productive environments with minimal disruption and the highest levels of satisfaction. and efficiency. The company serves a diverse mix of businesses, ranging from market leaders to entrepreneurial start-ups in healthcare, biotechnology, entertainment, aerospace, manufacturing and commercial real estate. MINTIE is a company of the Alliance Environmental group. For more information, visit https://www.mintie.com/.
History of IIPW
Established in 1986 by President Ronald Reagan, International Infection Prevention Week (IIPW) emphasizes the importance of infection prevention in saving lives and saving healthcare dollars. APIC has spearheaded this annual effort to highlight the importance of infection prevention among healthcare professionals, administrators, legislators and consumers.
Over the years, this recognition week has spread considerably to all corners of the world, including Australia, the United Kingdom, the Middle East and South East Asia. As the reach of the IIPW expands, more patients benefit from safer healthcare practices and a reduced threat of nosocomial infections.
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