Michigan Live, August 27, 2010

Metro Health Hospital began using the Intelligent Room Sterilization system — also known as IRiS and aptly nicknamed The Germinator — in July to sterilize operating rooms, surgical prep areas and post-operative recovery units each evening, as well as in rooms where a patient has been in isolation because they had an infection.

Metro’s goal is to eventually use the device in every room, Paul-Cheadle said.

IRiS, produced by Auburn Hills-based Infection Prevention Technologies, has the potential to reduce costly hospital-acquired infections, which often require doctors to re-admit patients.

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