IPS recognises the mutual benefits of partnership with our commercial colleagues in developing the science and art of infection prevention. Such partnerships enables research and development and fosters professional relationships which can lead to the development and refinement of innovative ideas and products.
The IPS has developed a suite of tools which encourage this partnership between infection prevention professionals and industry:
Product Surgeries – three senior and respected IPS members are brought together in the form of an expert panel and up to six commercial organisations are able to individually meet with them for 45 minutes each and discuss the attributes of their products, technologies or designs and seek advice on matters of efficacy, in-use features and the potential or actual benefits to the NHS. For details of Product Surgeries please visit the Event Diary.
Networking Days – on the day following the Product Surgeries corporate members and other commercial organisations join with high quality speakers from government, the NHS and industry along with IPS Board members to review and discuss contemporary issues associated with healthcare acquired infection-related and specific business issues that impact on the infection prevention and control environment. This is a free day for corporate members. Prospective member companies are welcome to attend one meeting to evidence the benefits of the group and corporate membership of IPS. For details of Corporate Networking Days please visit the Event Diary.
IPS Industry Insights Technology Endorsement Programme (paid-for service) - efficacy and in-use information concerning products and technologies may be submitted by commercial organisations to IPS and will be subject to a review process. Where an expert panel are satisfied that the required standards are reached the product or technology may be placed on the IPS Industry Insights web site (https://industryinsights.ips.uk.net/) which is an open and public site and which is being developed to become the go-to reference site for endorsed product and technologies. A coveted Technology Endorsement Logo may also be used on sales and other material where products or technologies have been so approved.
IPS Education and Training Endorsement Programme (paid-for-service) - educational and training materials from commercial organisations may be submitted to the Education and Professional Development Committee who will review their content and subject to the validity of the content may approve the content. Where these submissions meet the required standards and approval gained details will be placed on the IPS Industry Insights web site (https://industryinsights.ips.uk.net/) which is an open and public site and which is being developed to become the go-to reference site for endorsed education and training material. A coveted Education and Training Endorsement Logo may also be used on sales and other material where education and training materials have been so approved
Collaborative Projects and Educational Events (paid-for-service) – corporate members are encouraged to work with IPS in research projects for which senior IPS members are assigned to work with the member to develop and enact research concerning the product, technology or associated education and training. Additionally corporate members are also encourage to co-badge with IPS in relation to day conferences for IPS members and also parties from the wider healthcare environment . Both of these are bespoke and designed on a one-off basis and provide members with excellent opportunities to build their brand awareness amongst the IPS community.
Training Days for Corporate Clients (paid-for-service) - bespoke training days organised through the University of West London are available for corporate partners to attend to update their knowledge of infection prevention.
IPS welcomes new corporate members. To discuss corporate membership please contact Dario Capaldi on 01506 292 048 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more details of the benefits of joining IPS as a corporate member visit the 'Why Join as a Corporate Member' pages on the website.
Corporate membership per se, of the IPS at no time implies endorsement of individual companies products and values nor does it entitle them to any preferential access to IPS members in the day to day course of their duties.
IPS Corporate Members
At 3M, we apply science in collaborative ways to improve lives daily. With $30.1 billion in sales, our 91,500 employees connect with customers all around the world. 3M is a company rooted in scientific exploration and the belief that every problem has a solution. We continue to invest in R&D, to discover solutions together with our customers using 3M’s technologies, manufacturing and global capabilities. Science is at the heart of everything we do, including application of clever technologies which help healthcare providers optimise patient safety and improve the cost effectiveness and outcomes of care. This is encapsulated in our company’s brand identity, 3M Science. Applied to Life.™
All in One Medical
All in One Medical is a UK manufacturer of high quality antimicrobial disposable cubicle curtains and roller blinds. Treated with Fantex antimicrobial biomimetic polymer, these products not only provide privacy and dignity, but also effective protection from microbes, scientifically proven to kill to Log 5, 99.999% in three minutes. Founded in 2003, our aim is to bring to market an innovative, high quality, and highly effective range of disposable and biocidal products. This mission was achieved with the patenting of our unique product, and successful installation and trials in a number of leading hospital trusts in the UK. Our range of products are designed to deploy our advanced antimicrobial defences at as many touch-points as possible in large and small hospitals, GP surgeries, medical centres, clinics and at home. We work with our healthcare partners to provide a safe haven for patients and staff, saving money by providing the best in class product at the best price. We conduct a continuous R&D policy and plan to introduce further infection control products in the coming years.
Beckton Dickinson UK Ltd
BD is one of the largest global medical technology companies in the world and is advancing the world of health by improving medical discovery, diagnostics and the delivery of care. The company supports the heroes on the frontlines of healthcare by developing innovative technology, services and solutions that help advance both clinical therapy for patients and clinical process for healthcare providers. BD and its 65,000 employees have a passion and commitment to help enhance the safety and efficiency of clinicians' care delivery process, enable laboratory scientists to accurately detect disease and advance researchers' capabilities to develop the next generation of diagnostics and therapeutics. BD has a presence in virtually every country and partners with organizations around the world to address some of the most challenging global health issues. By working in close collaboration with customers, BD can help enhance outcomes, lower costs, increase efficiencies, improve safety and expand access to healthcare. In 2017, BD welcomed C. R. Bard and its products into the BD family.
B.Braun Medical Ltd
Braun Medical is one of the world’s leading health-care companies offering health-care professionals high quality and innovation for the prevention and control of infection.
Cepheid recently launched a new website called Diagnostics First to highlight the important contributions that innovative diagnostics are making in the fight against antimicrobial resistance. In the face of diagnostic uncertainty, fast and accurate molecular diagnostics can help provide the information needed. Fight back against antibiotic resistance with diagnostics first. Sign up today to receive customized, educational content and learn how on-demand molecular testing can help achieve your institution’s Infection Prevention and Antimicrobial Stewardship goals.
DDC Dolphin Ltd
DDC Dolphin are dedicated to excellence and innovation in sluice room/dirty utility room design, as well as equipment manufacture, installation, testing and servicing. We specialise in sluice rooms and dirty utility rooms within care-homes, hospitals, hospices and special needs schools. Our industry-leading technology, such as our newly patented hands-free equipment and microbe safe surfaces, can help reduce the incidents of healthcare associated infections (HAIC). Our certified, full-time engineers service and test dirty utility room appliances from any manufacturer across the UK.
Daniels Healthcare is a market leader in the manufacture and supply of sharps and speciality containers for hospitals, surgeries, needle exchange schemes, councils and the clinical waste industry.
As a leader in infection prevention, Ecolab provides products, tools, training and service to healthcare facilities to help prevent the spread of healthcare acquired infections. Our quality chemical formulations, unique packaging designs and innovative dispensing systems are focused on the individual needs of the markets we serve.
Essity is a leading global hygiene and health company dedicated to improving well-being through our products and solutions. Tork® is our leading global brand offering professional hygiene products and services to the healthcare sector. Our products can be found in most NHS Trusts in England & Wales. Tork offers hygiene systems that can deliver genuine cost savings whilst improving hygiene standards. We have an excellent understanding of hand hygiene compliance in healthcare environments and offer compete hand washing and drying solutions tailored to all areas from public washrooms to hygiene critical areas. Other products offered by Essity include the leading global brand TENA, and other strong brands such as Jobst and Leukoplast.
Evans Vanodine International plc
Evans Vanodine has been developing and manufacturing consistent, efficient and cost effective cleaning and hygiene products for 100 years. Its products cover an extensive range of applications for the industrial, janitorial, food process and animal health sectors. Established in 1919 by William Charles Evans, in Salford, the company, which is still owned and run by the Evans family, has grown from one small laboratory and an office to become an industry world leader, with products currently exported to over 80 countries worldwide. Evans Vanodine has built a reputation based on innovation and commitment to research and development, ensuring a flow of new and improved formulations. In-house laboratories enable the company to deliver quality and consistency at every stage of production and the company has achieved accreditation by the British Standards Institution under ISO 9001 and ISO 14001. Its UKAS accredited Microbiology laboratory is approved to test the efficacy of disinfectants using European Standard test methods, ensuring bactericidal and fungicidal claims for products are substantiated. Commitment to quality and service is deeply rooted in the Evans family tradition and this, together with dedicated staff throughout the company, will ensure continued success for Evans Vanodine and its customers for years to come.
Frontier Medical Group
Our Sharpsafe® and Clinisafe® ranges are designed to meet all sharps and clinical waste disposal requirements, whilst the Near Patient Sharps Disposal system by facilitating point-of-use sharps containment to reduce needle-stick injuries.
GAMA Healthcare are the market leader in infection prevention and control solutions. Their range of Clinell, Carell and Cleanall products combine innovative technology with ease of use, providing the professional healthcare industry with the most effective options available. With an ethos of high quality products, verified science, cost effectiveness and extensive after sales support, GAMA Healthcare have established themselves as the premium choice for infection prevention professionals.
GOJO Industries, Inc. is the leading global producer and marketer of skin health and hygiene solutions for away-from-home settings. Its broad portfolio includes hand cleaning, hand washing, hand sanitising and skin care formulas under the renowned GOJO® and PURELL® brand names. GOJO is known for state-of-the-art dispensing technology, engineered with attention to design and functionality. Its complete programmes promote healthy behaviours for hand hygiene, skin care and, in critical environments, compliance.
Haigh Group Ltd t/a Jalkin
The team at Jalkin are human waste experts, aiming to improve infection control and human waste management from your patient right through to where the waste is no longer your responsibility. We can help with: Infection risk audits - Cleaning protocols - Waste handling from immobile or incontinent residents - Drainage, sluiceroom and sewerage compliance. This end to end view on the human waste path gives us a unique perspective that delivers measurable, sustainable benefits in a cost effective fashion.
Hangzhou Hygen Health Bio-technology Co.Ltd
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ICNet International is a leading healthcare software provider dedicated to improving patient safety, improving healthcare worker efficiencies and delivering cost effective innovative products. Focused on the reduction of Healthcare Associated Infections through its state-of the-art case management and surveillance software, for surgical site infections, infection prevention and antimicrobial stewardship, ICNet designs, develops and supports multi-lingual, cross browser based software solutions that are being used globally saving time and aiding effective action and putting healthcare workers in control of their data. ICNet has achieved Meaningful Use status. For further information please contact email@example.com / www.icnetplc.com.
JCS Biotech Ltd
BioCair®, part of JCS Biotech Pte Ltd based in Singapore with a subsidiary in the UK, is a market leader in non-toxic, full room bio-decontamination and disinfection for high-touch, portable objects, including wheelchairs. With high-level, broad-spectrum BioCair BC-65™ Professional Biocide and disinfection systems that kill 99.999% of pathogens in the air and surfaces, BioCair is utilised in leading hospitals, clinics, education and professional settings. The BioCair Rapid Aerial Disinfection Systems solves the challenge of disinfecting rooms, areas and portable objects quickly, safely and effectively.
Lonza is one of the world’s leading suppliers to the pharmaceutical, biotech and specialty ingredients markets. As an integrated solutions provider, Lonza is boosting its value creation along and beyond the healthcare continuum with a strong focus on patient healthcare, consumer preventive healthcare and consumers’ healthy environment. Lonza offers Informatics Solutions for Infection Prevention and Control – the MODATM Platform simplifies the environmental monitoring processes you use every day, making compliance easier.
LumiBio provides an Anti-Microbial managed service. It was developed to support Health and Social Care Providers to maintain a clean, and safe infection-controlled environments. This service now available for wider use in a range of different markets.
The LumiBio service is different to other disinfection systems, our products are used in live environments. It is completely harmless to humans, animals and the environment, both natural and manmade. We do NOT use hydrogen peroxides, chlorines or bleaching agents it does not use UV light and it does not produce any harmful gas. Our product is pH neutral.
Using an ultrasonic dry misting system, all surfaces, crevices and undersides are given a protective coating. Our treatment is bacteriostatic and immediately penetrates the cell membrane. Working against specific targets our treatment prevents respiration, synthesis and reproduction causing comprehensive damage and cell death, whilst remaining safe to human contact.
The complex arrangement of anti-microbial compounds provides outstanding results, with at least a 99.9% kill rate on all tested pathogens. However, our treatment cycle takes place without any need for anyone or anything to vacate the space.
Treatments cycles are calculated to ensure continuous defence. This provides additional security working alongside traditional Infection Control methods.
Molnlycke Health Care Limited
Mölnlycke Health Care Everyone knows HiBi. With a history that stretches back over 40 years, hospitals all over the world have used or use our products, from surgical scrubs to anti-bacterial rubs. What you may not know is that all of HiBi's products are supplied by Mölnlycke Health Care, the world-leading manufacturer of single-use surgical and wound care products and services for the healthcare sector. This means that all HiBi products must meet the highest standards of quality, safety and efficacy. HiBi products are designed with you in mind. Sometimes, you need a product that destroys bacteria on contact. At other times, it's more beneficial to use a product with a long-lasting residual effect. That's why we offer a complete range of solutions that include aqueous scrubs, alcohol-based rubs and concentrates, effective against a wide range of bacteria, yeasts, dermatophyte fungi and lipophilic viruses using both alcohol and Chlorhexidine technologies. There is a growing concern within the minds of patients today that they may pick up an infection whilst in hospital undergoing surgery. By demonstrating the benefit of washing with a product containing Chlorhexidine gluconate (HiBi Scrub Plus), we show that there is action that can be taken to reduce the risk from infection and empower patients to take proactive steps prior to surgery.
NHS Supply Chain
NHS Supply Chain is operated by DHL and managed by the NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA). We support the National Health Service and other healthcare organisations in England and Wales by providing end to end procurement and supply chain solutions. We are working closely with NHSBSA, to build on the £150m savings already achieved, to deliver our £300 million cash releasing savings target by September 2018 by developing an innovative procurement programme aligned to the principles laid out in the Carter report. Using strategic category management, we manage the sourcing, delivery and supply of healthcare products and food for over 1,000 NHS trusts and healthcare organisations. We provide a single point of access to over 316,000 nationally available lines ranging from bandages to sutures and gloves to surgical equipment. We work with suppliers of all sizes to ensure our range embraces high quality and innovative products.
Nanosonics is a global infection prevention innovator and inventor of trophon®2, a breakthrough disinfection technology which is setting the new standard of care globally for ultrasound probe reprocessing. trophon2 is an updated version of the popular trophon EPR device. With trophon2, Nanosonics has gone further in providing the world’s most advanced ultrasound high level disinfection solution offering smarter protection, flexibility, functionality, traceability and integration. Central to trophon2 is a new software platform which delivers superior capabilities including the AcuTrace™ feature for digital traceability and documentation of disinfection cycles through the latest state-of-the-art RFID technology which is embedded in ultrasound probe tags, operator cards, disinfectant bottles and chemical indicators. trophon2 can also store over 100,000 disinfection records providing more accurate and complete records for improved compliance with required standards. An optional AcuTrace™ PLUS digital connectivity enables trophon2 to be seamlessly integrated with hospital IT systems for a streamlined, digital and completely integrated reprocessing solution. For users, it means that, at the touch of a button, they can verify that any probe, at any moment in time, has been successfully disinfected, resulting in peace of mind for patients and their care providers.
Pal International is a leading UK manufacturer of wipes and hygiene solutions, with over 40 year's experience. Pal's focus on quality and innovation has led to the Pal brand being recognised and trusted worldwide. The company brings its technology and expertise from the rigorous, exacting standards of infection prevention in the food and beverage sectors, to launch a complete range of infection prevention wipes under the Medipal brand into the healthcare market. The Medipal range includes disinfectant, detergent, chlorhexidine, sporicidal, alcohol and patient care wipes
At PDI Europe we are driven by a higher purpose to lead the fight against preventable infections and help save lives. We are proud to be a world leader in manufacturing and developing innovative and technologically advanced products for the global healthcare market. Our diverse product ranges of clinically effective pre-moistened wipes are manufactured within the UK for customer across the globe, including the UK National Health Service (NHS). Our brands include Sani-Cloth® for infection control and Hygea® for patient care. At PDI we never forget who we're all working for. For more information please visit www.pdi-europe.co.uk or www.wipesdirect.com
Polyco Healthline combines the 85 years’ expertise of two leading businesses, who provide protection and hygiene products and services in the workplace and home. Our wide and technical range – including reusable and disposable gloves, workwear and bags – is trusted and used by multiple sectors throughout UK and overseas. From our state-of-the-art warehouse and laboratory testing facility in Lincolnshire, our expert teams drive research and development and maintain logistics and customer service levels to ensure just-in-time supply. Designing, sourcing, licensing and selling products, we optimise every step across the global supply chain. We innovate in partnership with commercially-minded businesses to overcome their biggest challenges and to ensure a more compliant and safer environment. Together, we are the Masters in Safe and Clean.
RB is the leading consumer health, hygiene and home company, helping people deal with the ever-more demanding pace of life. And we’re good at it, which is why we’re one of the fastest growing companies in our sector. All our brands are grounded in science, led by consumer need. Our purpose is to innovate continuously and work with like-minded partners to get good ideas into homes all over the world. The results can be seen in brands which include Dettol, Durex, Enfamil, Gaviscon, Lysol, Nurofen, Nutramigen, Scholl and Strepsils. As we sharpen our focus on health and hygiene home, we will continue to deliver consistent, sustainable growth. That means taking our responsibilities to our 40,000-plus employees and to the planet seriously by doing the right thing, even when it’s hard. Our goals are designed and pursued, and we always lead and act with integrity. At RB, we firmly believe that in doing well, we can do good. We also want to help the communities in which we operate and invest 1% of our annual profits, often working with our longer-term partners. Our aim is to positively impact the health and lives of the vulnerable with a focus on four areas where we identify the greatest unmet needs: Sexual health and rights; malnutrition and stunting; health and hygiene; environment.
SC Johnson Professional
Deb Med, known in the healthcare market because of its specialised skincare products and the DebMed Monitoring System, is now SC Johnson Professional. Part of SC Johnson Professional since 2015, a rebranding exercise marks the company’s continued expansion into the healthcare segment.
The move is bringing together a legacy of leadership in skincare with proven, trusted products from SC Johnson to help protect patients and caregivers in the healthcare setting. SC Johnson Professional is now one brand that includes the same trusted hand hygiene and monitoring products designed to help reduce infections, increase patient safety and decrease costs. The SC Johnson Professional HealthcareProgramme integrates three key elements: Essential Products / Vital Information / Highest Standards to allow for a tailored hand hygiene compliance and skin care programme to be installed into any healthcare environment. The programme ensures the right products are available where and when needed, enables hand hygiene and skin care best practice and will bring real sustainable health and financial benefits to hospitals, patients and staff.
Sharpsmart's Reusable Sharps Containers reduce sharps injuries, minimise waste and associated CO2 emissions, save costs and improve compliance when compared with single use sharps containers.
Schülke & Mayr UK Ltd
Schülke has been a leading force in infection control for over 125 years and our company philosophy is centred on one concept: hygiene. We are a chemical and pharmaceutical manufacturer whose products and services protect people and materials against infections and contamination. Poor hygiene isn't always visible, however the effects and spread of life-threatening infections are often very noticeable. For this reason, preventative and efficient hygiene management is necessary for successful and economic clinic operation. Specialists in skin, surface and instrument decontamination as well as widely effective octenidine based antiseptics for wound management, we offer a product portfolio developed to achieve the best results in a challenging and ever changing clinical environment.
We are producers and distributors of a comprehensive range of cleaning products, supplying businesses throughout the UK and overseas. With over a decade's experience in the cleaning chemical industry, we have a wealth of reliable experts to provide you with a wide range of high quality, environmentally friendly and extremely cost-effective cleaning products. We specialise in using our excellent knowledge to give you the precise product and service that you require, and we are able to tailor our service to meet your needs. We are best described as a bespoke chemical company that outsources its manufacturing in order to concentrate on delivering exactly what our customers require.
We have focused research and development on Peracide over the last 5 years. Peracide is an in-situ peracetic acid-based cleaner that is currently used in NHS hospitals, care homes, schools, fire services, and many other settings across the UK. It's a high-level cleaner and disinfectant with a wide spectrum of activity that targets spores, viruses, fungi, and bacteria. It's also user-friendly, and very friendly to the environment, degrading into water, CO2 and vinegar. Peracide is formulated to be used on hard and soft surfaces without damage or discolouration. The thorough and extensive assays that Peracide has been put through ensures its efficacy against resistant bacteria including MRSA, spores including C. Diff spores, and meets the current government guidelines in disinfection in healthcare environments against Coronavirus.
Sodexo Healthcare partners with NHS & private healthcare organisations to design, manage and deliver a range of services that improve the quality of the hospital experience and contribute to the delivery of better care for patients, staff and visitors.
In the UK and Ireland, Sodexo employs around 36,000 people and delivers services that improve the quality of life to clients at over 2,100 locations in the corporate, energy & resources, healthcare, education, leisure, justice and defence sectors. Services range from catering, cleaning, reception to asset management, security, laboratory and grounds maintenance services, enabling our clients to focus on their core business.
St Andrew’s Healthcare
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Tristel is the only manufacturer of infection prevention and contamination control products in the world to combine its proprietary chlorine dioxide (ClO2) formulation with innovative packaging for high-performance disinfection of medical devices (Tristel Portfolio) and surfaces (Cache Portfolio).
Tristel is a manufacturer of infection control, contamination control and hygiene products. It has four principal activities
- Medical Instrument Disinfection under the Tristel brand
- Hospital Surface Disinfection under the Cache brand
- Cleanroom, pharma and lab under the Crystel brand
- Infection prevention in animal healthcare under the Anistel brand
Common to all Tristel-manufactured products are several key facts:
- Broad spectrum efficacy within short, uniform and realistic contact times.
- Proven effective at sporicidal, mycobactericidal, virucidal, fungicidal and bactericidal level.
- High-performance validated within a wide range of peer-reviewed scientific publications.
- Featured in an extensive range of national and international guidelines and SOPs.
- Unrivalled material compatibility record.
Tristel offers extensive support by means of an Online Portal, designed specifically for the training and certification of healthcare staff.
UVD Robots was founded in 2016 by Blue Ocean Robotics with the objective of globally commercialising robotic based UV Disinfection solutions for hospitals. The UVD Robot is used as part of the regular disinfection process and aims to prevent and reduce the spread of infectious diseases and harmful organic microorganisms in the environment by breaking down their DNA-structure.
The unique benefit of the UVD Robot is autonomous UV-C disinfection, which eliminates human error factors, allowing room for disinfection to join the list of autonomous decontamination processes that can be validated, making history in infection prevention.
Our Robot delivers UV Disinfection like no other system and can be used as part of your daily cleaning routine. Our unique Robot can manoeuvre itself around the room, avoiding obstacles, which vastly reduces any shadowing. Furthermore, UVD Robots are user friendly and designed to be operated by every-day cleaning operatives.
Innovative products to assist infection prevention: wipes, foam cleansers, pulp etc.
Offer innovative cleaning systems for professional users. We know what needs users in different environments are looking for, and we offer solutions that help you clean faster, more effectively and to lower total costs. Vileda Professional offers an innovative range of market leading cleaning products for the professional user in all environments.