[Whosaeng Shinbo] HMTS Offers the World's Fastest Sterilization Possible
- 2005-10-26 17:32:23
HMTS Offers the World's Fastest Sterilization Possible
Reported by Sang-chul Lee
October 26, 2005
Human Meditek officially launched HMTS-SES, world's first and fastest plasma sterilizer in history by holding a launching ceremony at Ritz Carlton Hotel, Seoul.
The plasma sterilizer HM has developed has the following characteristics.
Vacuuming the inside of the chamber → Inducing hydrogen peroxide after elimination of air and moisture → Generating plasma → Diffusion of hydrogen peroxide with plasma activation → Maximized result
What is good about plasma technology is that it leaves no harmful residue after sterilization, as plasma decomposes hydrogen peroxide into water and vapor.
Additionally, the sterilization takes place at around 40˚C, therefore, keeping surgical devices from being damaged due to high pressure and high temperature.
Human Meditek has two different models, particularly 40liter model HMTS-SES has realized cycle time tenfold better than existing ones, greatly improving turnover rate.
Besides, it has reduced maintenance cost 20~30% lower. Data management system through 32MB memory card, voice teller and Interface through touch screen are other things to note.
CEO Jung-suek Ko stressed that state-of-the-art medical device market represented by plasma sterilizer is not easy to make an entry, but once it is so and is recognized quality and reliability, it could become a Blue Ocean that would create 10 million$ in export and 1.5million$ worth of substitution effect annually.
According to Human Meditek official, annual market size of sterilizer industry is 1.5 billion$, out of which average 10 % belongs to plasma sterilizers with its share ever increasing every year. Currently the company holds 4 domestic patents and has applied patents in 18 countries. Human Meditek has already acquired KFDA, CE, and Chinese SFDA with FDA pending.