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Infection Control

Bringing an air of reliability to infection protection

In a world where protection against infection has never mattered more, Howorth Air Tech is doing more for those who matter.

Every day, everything we do is focused on optimising air quality and keeping healthcare environments safe for patients and health personnel. From critical care areas to isolation units, our attention to detail and dedication to reducing the incidence of Healthcare Associated Infections is bringing greater protection to patients and staff.

So when you need to know isolation and patient care areas are safe, we’re all you need to know.

Decontamination System

BIOGEN DUO is a remotely operated mobile decontamination system.

It disperses hydrogen peroxide, vapourised ultrasonically, and then degases via an associated de-aeration unit.

The BIOGEN system will provide a fully validated decontamination achieving a 6-log sporicidal reduction, making it ideal for use in operating theatres, hospital bedrooms and isolation units.

Unlike earlier generation models, where hydrogen peroxide is vapourised on a hotplate, the next generation BIOGEN design achieves this by ultrasonication, negating the requirement for system conditioning and with much faster dosage rates.

For remote decontamination

A simple switchover from gassing to aeration then allows the catalyst to draw the vapour from the room and break it down into water and oxygen. There is no need to dehumidify the room either as this system can operate at up to 65% RH.

Features:

  • Compact fully self-contained system with associated de-aeration units
  • Remote operation via Wi-Fi tablet so operators can remain outside the room
  • 2-minute set-up time
  • Rapid cycle time – as low as 1 hour
  • Immediate validation of 6-log reduction using EI (Enzyme Indicators)
  • Safe and easy operating
  • Open source

Nothing comes close

The whole process is fully controlled remotely via a Wi-Fi tablet and validation is achieved using Protak – Enzyme Indicators.

Wi-Fi tablet

  • Robust, thin and lightweight
  • Water resistant
  • Compatible with all cleaning agents to eliminate cross-contamination
  • Barcode reader to validate decontamination cycles including operation reports
  • Lockable docking station
  • Replaced within 24 hours if faulty or damaged

Decontamination Validation

PROTAK means the traditional 7 days waiting for a result from Biological Indicators is over.

Developed by Public Health England, Enzyme Indicators (EI) are a pioneering alternative to really measure and validate decontamination performance instantly.

They are an industry changing advance in measuring and optimising the efficacy of your decontamination protocol.

Clarity in biological safety

No longer will the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries suffer financial losses, wasted man hours and the burden of uncertainty.

PROTAK Enzyme Indicators offer a fast, cost-effective, accurate and reliable alternative.

Unlike the traditional Biological Indicator process which involves a wait of 7 days before a result is confirmed, every cycle using EI can be validated immediately and decontamination performance assured.

The decontamination measure that ends uncertainty

Instant results mean instant action. And instant action is what’s needed to reduce waste, improve productivity and ultimately, save lives.

Performance assurance

EI are manufactured to eliminate rogue results and include an onsite self-validation process.

Simple to use

PROTAK EI tests are simple to perform and so can be done regularly by medical and pharmaceutical users.

A simple test strip is used alongside a bespoke luminometer, which reads and delivers results rapidly.

Satisfies the audit process

EI and tAK (thermostable Adenylate Kinase) validation provide the information needed to satisfy the audit process quickly and easily – and satisfy the regulators scrutiny.

Accurate data capture

The EI reader provides quantifiable, informative results that give the user substantially more usable data than the binary Yes/No of the current BI system.
Enzyme Indicators can actas early warning systems – allowing performance monitoring, threshold release and automatic data capture.

Air Purification

Air is drawn into the system and through powerful plasma discharges, negatively charging any airborne particles including microbes and viruses.

These negatively charged particles are then attracted to a positively charged collection surface.

The particle free air is then passed through an active carbon layer to remove VOC and odour and the resulting ultrapure air then passes back into the room.

Genano's patented Non-Thermal Plasma Technology removes even nanoscale impurities. It eliminates organic microbes such as viruses, bacteria and mold and also removes gaseous VOC compounds and smells.

Positive pressure room

Turn isolation rooms into safe air spaces

By using a GENANO unit to generate a positive pressure room, not only can such an environment be created quickly, but in the knowledge that the increased airflow into the room is ultrapure.

When creating a positive pressure environment for the protection of immunocompromised patients, such as cancer or burns patients, or immunosuppressed patients, perhaps having had a bone marrow or organ transplant, it is critical to know that those patients are protected from contamination.

Negative pressure room

Turn isolation rooms into safe air spaces

GENANO units can also be used to create a negative pressure isolation environment.

With an infectious patient requiring medical care, it is key that the patient as well as the staff and other patients in the vicinity are protected.

A GENANO unit in this circumstance can ensure that the air being expelled to generate the negative pressure is free from contamination.



The Genano 350 is an efficient and compact air purification device for patient rooms, examination rooms, dentists practices and offices. It requires a very small floor space and has a wall mounting option.

Air is drawn into the system and through powerful plasma discharges, negatively charging any airborne particles including microbes and viruses.

These negatively charged particles are then attracted to a positively charged collection surface.

The particle free air is then passed through an active carbon layer to remove VOC and odour and the resulting ultrapure air then passes back into the room.

Genano's patented Non-Thermal Plasma Technology removes even nanoscale impurities. It eliminates organic microbes such as viruses, bacteria and mold and also removes gaseous VOC compounds and smells.




The GENANO Elixair E1250 duct filter supplements the exisiting air ventilation system. It requires conjunctional installation into the fresh air duct where it filters out the smallest particles from the supply air and prevents them from entering the room.

The duct filter is highly effective and does not get clogged, which guarantees a steady filtration efficiency.



With advanced air technology, comes a more advanced understanding of your needs.

If you need further help or would like to request a quote for any of our products and services, please contact us using the link below.

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What our clients have to say

I am delighted to inform you that the James Paget University Hospital, Theatre Upgrades project has been signed off by all parties involved, against the five customer commitments, and it has achieved Perfect Delivery. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and all your members of staff who played an active role in the delivery of this project.

Morgan Sindall

Thanks for completing the project on time. Your work methods and staff were excellent, you kept all work areas tidy, you were quiet and planned noisy work not to disturb us. Your contract supervisor, electrical contractor and commissioning engineer were excellent. Their knowledge and explanations were very helpful and thorough. The overall finish of the UCV is very impressive.

Spire Healthcare

On behalf of Skanska we wish to thank Howorth and your engineers for your support over the past week to enable us to correct the noise issues in Theatre 6. You certainly helped us out of the tricky situation that we found ourselves in.

Skanska

I would like to convey my thoughts on the theatre 2 project. I have been in contract and estates management for nearly 10 years and can honestly say that this project has been beyond exemplary. Your professionalism, meeting deadlines, snagging and sorting out of issues has been second to none. I want to express my thanks on behalf of Aspen Healthcare and myself and look forward to doing more business in the future.

Aspen Healthcare

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