Now available to dental offices as an HVAC solution, the CASPR Medik technology is reportedly effective in orthodontic offices that have an open floor plan.
Healthcare product developer and distributor, 2C MedTech, is partnering with CASPR Group to introduce CASPR’s next generation disinfection technology to dental offices across the globe.
Previously only available to hospitals as an in-duct HVAC product, CASPR Medik is now available to dental offices as an HVAC solution as well as a new portable unit called CASPR Compact Medik. The product is also designed to be especially effective in orthodontists’ offices that have an open floor plan.
CASPR, which stands for Continuous Air and Surface Pathogen Reduction, was originally developed for hospitals, to reduce the risk of healthcare associated infections (HAIs). Given the heightened awareness of the risk to dental professionals from aerosol generating procedures, CASPR chose to make the CASPR Medik products available to dental offices.
At the heart of the CASPR system is its Medik disinfection technology which reacts with the H2O molecules found in the air to continuously create highly effective oxidizing molecules such as hydrogen peroxide (H2O2).
According to the company, these molecules are delivered at safe levels to reduce clinically relevant pathogens, including viruses. CASPR is reportedly safe for use in occupied space and does not interrupt patient care.
“CASPR Medik is a great option for dental offices concerned with reducing air and surface pathogens,” says 2C MedTech CEO Lea Ellermeier. “The new CASPR Compact Medik is plug and play. It is easy to install and virtually silent.”
Dental practitioner and CDC consultant Margaret Scarlett, DMD, pointed out that “when it comes to controlling pathogens associated with dental aerosols, CASPR Medik technology can be a highly-effective first line of defense.”
According to the company, the main benefits of CASPR Medik technology include the following:
- Up to 99.96% kill rate of bacteria, viruses, and molds on surfaces
- Provides continuous air and surface protection
- Safe for use in occupied spaces like waiting rooms and operatories
- Proven to be highly effective against pathogens, odors, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
The company also reports that a mobile version of the technology, CASPR Compact Medik, is small, portable, and easy to deploy where needed in dental offices of all sizes. Each unit can cover an area up to 1,500 square feet and has a list price of $1,850. The product is available for pre-order and is expected to ship mid-August. CASPR in-duct units are priced according to the square footage of the area where they are deployed.