Dallas Fibroids Doctor Installs Innovative Disinfecting Technology during COVID-19 Pandemic

First DFW Medical Practice to Incorporate CASPR Air and Surface Disinfecting Technology into COVID-19 Safety Precautions

We are excited to share that Fibroid Institute Dallas is the 1st medical practice of its kind in the Dallas/Fort Worth area to incorporate CASPR air and surface disinfecting technology to COVID-19 safety precautions. The addition of two CASPR Mobile units will reduce dangerous pathogens found in the air and on surfaces throughout the facility. Dental offices, restaurants and airports are also customers of the CASPR technology. Businesses adopting use of the CASPR units in their facilities believe that they cannot put a price on the safety and health of their team members, patients and customers. Fibroid Institute is led by Medical Director Dr. Suzanne Slonim, the leading Dallas fibroids doctor and national advocate for uterine fibroid treatment without surgery.

How CASPR Mobile Units Work

CASPR stands for Continuous Air and Surface Pathogen Reduction, and each CASPR Mobile unit safely reduces pathogens up to 1500 square feet. CASPR technology utilizes a multi-wavelength ultraviolet light and catalyst with a proprietary coating to convert moisture and oxygen in the air into oxidizing molecules, including hydrogen peroxide. The units are up to 99.96% effective against bacteria, viruses, molds—even reducing volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and odors. Fibroid Institute Dallas has one CASPR Mobile unit in the lobby and one at the nurses’ station near patient exam rooms.

Dental Office Level Safety

Dallas fibroids doctor Suzanne Slonim, MD first learned about the units through a friend in the dental industry who purchased them from 2C MedTech, a women-led company based in Dallas. Dental procedures have some of the highest risk of spreading coronavirus. Desiring a solution for the air and surfaces with the same level of successful virus reduction as in dental offices, Dr. Slonim immediately started to research getting a device for her women’s health practice. She was so impressed with the data that she was unwilling to reopen the office without the CASPR units.

Fibroid Institute Dallas reopened the day the CASPR units arrived, providing a safer environment for the staff and patients. Team member Stacey West says, “I’m extremely proud to work with an organization that cares enough to provide employees and patients with the cleanest environment. Knowing the CASPR devices in our facilities eliminate 99.96% of all bacteria, mold, and viruses gives me added peace of mind.”

Additional Precautions

The Fibroid Institute Dallas staff takes many precautions to further ensure the safety of employees and patients from COVID-19. These include prescreening patients, scheduling TeleVisits when applicable, reducing the numbers in the office by asking patients to wait in their vehicles, limiting accompanying visitors, social distancing, checking temperatures and disinfecting regularly. Face coverings and PPE are required, and hand sanitizer is available throughout the office.

According to Dallas fibroids doctor Slonim, “We are still very vigilant about screening everyone entering the office, social distancing, wearing masks, and practicing good hand hygiene. But the CASPR Mobile units give me the confidence, the certainty that we’re doing everything we possibly can to keep our patients and ourselves safe.”

Employee and Patient Feedback

Both patients and team members are appreciative of the extra layer of protection against the virus.

“Having the CASPR units helped my mental state when it was time to go back to work. Knowing that it improved the air and surfaces around me makes me feel safer sitting at the front desk checking in patients,” says Front Desk Coordinator Fabiola Villa.

Patient Tanisha B. says, “When I found out the Fibroid Institute had these CASPR devices, it gave me the extra boost I needed to feel comfortable going to my appointment.”

About Fibroid Institute and Dallas Fibroids Doctor Suzanne Slonim
Dr. Slonim founded Fibroid Institute Dallas and the #FibroidFree movement. Her mission is to relieve women of fibroid symptoms and educate them on treatment options other than hysterectomy and myomectomy.

Uterine fibroids affect three out of four women, most often between the ages of 30 and 50. Although usually benign, fibroids may cause life-altering symptoms. Women of African American ancestry are more likely to be affected. Fibroids do not always cause problems, and they are often discovered during tests for other conditions. Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE) is a non-surgical fibroid treatment that causes fibroid tumors to shrink and die.

An interventional radiologist, Dr. Slonim is the leading expert in Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE) in North Texas. She has performed 30,000+ procedures in over 20 years of practice. As a nationwide advocate for alternative fibroid treatment, Dr. Slonim is author of the book “Pain-Free Periods: Banish Menstrual Misery, Fight Fibroids, and Get Your Life Back”.

The Fibroid Institute Dallas main office is located at 12400 Coit Road, Suite 505, Dallas, TX 75251, with an additional office at 1010 East Wheatland Road, Suite 200, Duncanville, TX 75116. To schedule a telehealth consult and/or an in-office appointment contact Fibroid Institute Dallas at 469-317-3232.

Long Island MacArthur Airport Becomes the First Airport to Implement CASPR’s Disinfection Technology

CASPR Mobile Units Installed to Aid in COVID-19 Recovery

DALLAS – May 12, 2020 — Long Island MacArthur Airport in Ronkonkoma, N.Y. recently became the first airport in the world to install continuous pathogen reduction technology to reduce viruses and other microbes both in the air and on surfaces.

The airport installed multiple CASPR Mobile units on May 7 at ticketing counters, security checkpoints, gate areas and baggage claims. This will provide continuous pathogen reduction in every key area of the airport in an effort to protect the 1.6 million passengers it serves each year.

“We have always enjoyed an extremely high level of customer satisfaction at our airport, in the best of times and in the worst of times. As a result of the heightened health concern in this present environment, we are taking the necessary steps based on science and fact to ensure our traveling public’s health and safety through the use of this air purifying technology,” said Town of Islip Supervisor Angie Carpenter.

While most cleaning solutions in the aviation industry focus on episodic treatment with ultraviolet (UV) light or chemicals, CASPR’s technology offers continuous reduction of viruses and bacteria in a way that is safe for use in occupied spaces, and with no need to modify existing custodial processes.

The CASPR Mobile unit uses a natural catalytic converter process to extract oxygen and moisture from ambient air and then produce and deliver trace levels of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) to indoor spaces.

Once in the air — at levels deemed by OSHA to be safe to people, pets, plants, and equipment — the hydrogen peroxide seeks and destroys viruses, bacteria, mold and fungi in the air and on surfaces. With a kill rate of up to 99.96%, CASPR is effective against bacteria, viruses, molds, VOCs, odors, and more.

“As airline passengers and employees return to our airport, we are committed to providing the highest level of comfort and confidence,” said Shelley LaRose-Arken, Commissioner at Long Island MacArthur Airport. “The CASPR pathogen reduction technology will help protect high-traffic areas. We believe these measures will make MacArthur Airport the best choice for Long Islanders as they return to air travel in the months ahead.”
MacArthur Airport’s evaluation team researched several pathogen reduction options including enhanced chemical methods, hydrostatic misters, ultraviolet light, and natural catalytic conversion.

“While all the methods we evaluated have proven pathogen reduction properties, almost all require additional staffing or operating costs, do not allow for continuous operation in occupied spaces, and treat surfaces but not the air. CASPR met all four criteria,” LaRose-Arken said.

“We had previously focused only on applying our technology to the medical field, which has been so hard hit as of late,” said Dr. Christophe Suchy, President of CASPR Group. “But as the COVID-19 crisis continues to evolve and affect every industry, we saw a need to bring this technology to other markets, including aviation. With CASPR technology in place, airline passengers and airport employees can receive additional protection and reassurances that these public spaces are safer as they return to more normal levels of commercial aviation.”


About CASPR Group

CASPR Group developed a continuous disinfectant technology for the healthcare industry that recreates the same natural process that reduces outdoor pollution. Our products have been extended to other industries to ensure safe, effective, and discreet solutions are available to all. Each solution is easily installed, works without an operator or any added chemicals, and is practically maintenance-free. Our technology’s safe, natural purifiers actively seek out and eliminate indoor air pollution and illness-causing pathogens on surfaces. To learn more, visit CASPRgroup.com

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CASPR Group
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CASPR NC2i vs SARS-CoV2

CASPR NC2i technology uses nano-technologies and a very specific UV bulb to generate friendly oxidants through an advanced photo-catalytic process. These friendly oxidants have been shown to substantially reduce microbial populations and inactivate viruses on surfaces.

Severe Accute Respiratory Syndrom Corona Virus – explained

The virus SARS-CoV2 is a positive and single stranded RNA virus belonging to a family of enveloped coronavirus- es. Its genome is about 29.7kb, which is one of the largest among RNA viruses. The SARS virus has 13 known genes and 14 known proteins. SARS-Coronavirus follows the replication strategy typical of the Coronavirus genus.

SARS-CoV2 particles as seen by negative stain electron microscopy. The morphology of the SARS coronavirus is characteristic of the coronavirus family as a whole. These viruses have large pleomorphic spherical particles with bulbous surface projections that form
a corona around particles.

The internal component of the shell is a single-stranded helical ribonucleoprotein. There are also long surface projections that protrude from the lipid envelope. The size of these particles is in the 80–90 nm range.

Infection Prevention – Surface disinfection

The main source of infection is contact with body fluids from infected people or inanimate objects that have been exposed to contaminated body fluid. Therefore there are a number of interventions that are required to help control transmission, such as protective clothing, isolation, environmental cleaning and disinfection, hand washing etc. All of these processes are required in the event of an isolated infection or outbreak.

As the NC2i-rich air reaches interior surfaces, it continues to work, assisting in the maintenance of cleaning programs long after cleaners and disinfectants have evaporated. The same processes go to work inside ducts, on tables and counters, bathroom tiles, doorknobs, and almost every surface you can touch, helping to insure and maintain a more thorough cleaning regimen.

SARS-CoV2 is an enveloped virus and CASPR NC2i technology has been shown to be effective against enveloped viruses (Inactivation of Influenza A H1N1 using NC2i – Microchem Laboratory Texas – January 2018). It is important to stress that NC2i is not intended as a substitute for cleaning or removing dirt, debris or other physical sources of contamination).

CASPR NC2i was tested against Influenza A virus on inanimate surfaces and was found to inactivate 100% of the exposed viruses. (Influenza A is an enveloped virus)

The Evolution of Environmental Disinfection has Taken a Quantum Leap

CASPR Group Announces New Product

DALLAS, TEXAS, JUNE 4, 2019—The CASPR Group (CASPR) partnered with the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) as a Strategic Resource Partner for 2019.

CASPR is exhibiting at the Annual APIC conference held June 12-14 in Philadelphia and will be introducing its new product CASPR Medik™ (pronounced medic) to infection control and epidemiology professionals and the press.

CEO Gail Warrior comments, “As a company that is focused on infection prevention, we are committed to working with healthcare professionals to achieve the common goal of ZERO HAIs. This is just one of the reasons we’ve joined APIC as a Strategic Partner.”

Industry expert John LaRochelle says people can expect to see, “the holy grail in terms of what we’ve been looking for in the industry for cleaning and disinfection to fill the gap between what the housekeepers miss for cleaning and disinfection, and what these enhanced disinfection devices just can’t hit.”

“You couldn’t ask for anything better,” says current customer Lori Townsend, MSN, CIC, CPHQ. “CASPR is continuous disinfection. You don’t have to have the staff involved because it is no-touch. It is completely automated.”

About CASPR Group:

CASPR Group offers a range of new and unique technologies for a wide array of healthcare services. Our flagship product is the CASPR Medik™, is installed in healthcare settings to naturally reduce the micro-burden on all surfaces.

CASPR began its U.S. operations on October 31, 2016.  Since CASPR has been developing its technology and testing its efficacy against clinically relevant pathogens in an independent laboratory.  The CASPR Medik technology is a continuous 24/7, facility-wide treatment that’s safe to use in occupied healthcare spaces.

CASPR technology has been installed and studied in several hospital trials. Results to date have demonstrated up to an 80% reduction in bacterial and fungal micro-burdens and a significant reduction in the incidence of MRSA and VRE.  Departments being trialed have also experienced a large reduction in employee absenteeism.

“We’ve been able to reduce the level of pathogens between 8 and 10-fold,” says Daniel Marsh, GM of Healthcare for CASPR. “Wouldn’t you want your facility to be 10 times cleaner if you could make that happen?”

Media Contact:
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CASPR Group
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Lombardi Family Concepts – Sani 2018 Award

For decades Lombardi Family Concepts (LFC) has welcomed new guests and old friends from local neighborhoods and around the world into our European restaurants. LFC owns and operates 17 locations across the United States and Mexico.

Because LFC strives to maintain the highest standard in food safety and customer experience, they are constantly looking for new technologies around food safety.  One of the ongoing challenges has been maintaining clean ice machines that are free from bacteria and mold that could potentially contaminate the ice supply.

Historically, Lombardi Family Concepts has used a very labor-intensive approach of maintaining pristine ice machines but were still concerned with the amount of pathogen buildup between frequent cleanings. LFC’s objective was to find a technology that would provide continuous disinfection of the ice machines and destroy bacteria and mold before any buildup could rise to unsafe levels in the equipment. The objective was met, and the challenge resolved through the technology of CASPR and specifically the CASPR-ice units.

Alberto Lombardi explains that “Lombardi Family Concepts’ tagline is Eat Drink Enjoy Life so when I became aware of this one of a kind food safety technology, I decided that Lombardi Family Concepts should implement the technology in all of my locations in Texas.”

According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, food related illnesses pose a $77.7 billion economic burden annually in the US reinforcing the notion that there is a direct link between preventing foodborne illness and reducing dangerous pathogens that can spread to food and then to customers.

Robert Clayton, VP of Operations for Lombardi Family Concepts stated, “The CASPR solution has enabled us to improve our ability to ensure that our customers will continue to enjoy a dining experience at any of our 17 establishments without any fear of illness associated with contaminated ice.”

Clayton further adds that “The CASPR-ice technology allows us to have a continuous reduction in harmful bacteria that can never be achieved with our traditional episodic intervention.”

As a result of implementing the first and only continuous pathogen-reducing technology, Lombardi Family Concepts was awarded the 2018 Sani Award for Outstanding Food & Safety Program Innovation this past May.

Lombardi Family Concepts is now exploring the full scope of CASPR Group’s food safety technology for use in keeping their kitchen surfaces and restaurant environments safe from foodborne pathogens.

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About Lombardi Family Concepts

For decades Lombardi Family Concepts has welcomed new guests and old friends from local neighborhoods and around the world in our European restaurants.

From Italian trattorias to French bistros, the many different cuisines of the coastal Mediterranean serve as our daily inspiration. Like many family-run establishments in Europe, our restaurants make their own pastas, gelatos and desserts. We constantly strive to craft menus that combine the creativity of contemporary cuisine with the powerful draw of classic recipes.

 

About CASPR Group

The CASPR Group has created a technology that recreates the same natural process that reduces outdoor pollution. Our technology’s safe, natural purifiers actively seek out and eliminate indoor air pollution and illness-causing pathogens on surfaces.

For 16 years our technology has been used extensively throughout Europe, South America and Asia for environmental disinfection in healthcare settings, food processing plants and other applications. Headquartered in Dallas, TX, we have brought a new and advanced generation of our technology to the United States.

Food Sector

CASPR has a full line of products and applications designed to improve food safety. The technology advances the safety of foodservice (restaurants, bars, cafeterias, etc.) as well as, food and beverage manufacturers and processors. The results produced by our technology reduce the risk of foodborne illness, extend the shelf life of perishable foods and reduce offensive odors.