TATRC Introduces Medical Waste Treatment Research Project

“Medical waste disposal practices are now recognized not just as a problem for military medical care; but also as a threat to civilian populations and the environment.”

For Immediate Release

Release Date:
Friday, July 3, 2009

Knoxville, TN - Innovasan has showcased its Alpha 20 Medical Waste Treatment Research Project at the Advanced Medical Technology Exposition, June 17-18, 2009, hosted by the Telemedicine & Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC), U.S. Army Medical Research & Materiel Command (USAMRMC), Ft. Detrick, MD.

The Alpha 20 Medical Waste Treatment Research Project is a collaborative effort with TATRC to establish design configuration and life cycle performance specifications for Interceptor Waste Treatment System™ prototype appliances that will sterilize and chemically inert fluid medical waste streams for direct discharge to the environment.

"Our patent pending Med-San™ Process will enable a robust, fully automated medical waste treatment system to destroy both biological infectives and pharmaceutical compounds in a single process methodology," said Jeff Hubrig, Alpha 20 Principal Investigator. "Current fluid medical waste disposal practices are a health hazard to our warfighters and there is no medical waste treatment system available that can safely inactivate/sterilize these waste streams. Medical waste disposal practices are now recognized not just as a problem for military medical care; but also as a threat to civilian populations and the environment."