Orlando, Fla. (October XX, 2017) – Orlando-based VERTISA, a leader in custom-made, eco-friendly medical waste technologies, has expanded its operation in to Nicaragua with the closing of two key contracts in the Central American country.
The contracts allow for the Ministry of Health of Nicaragua (MINSA) and Monte España to handle and treat their own processing of medical waste using VERTISA’s new AXL 50 systems of the company’s compact series.
“We’ve worked hard to find places in the world who simply do not have access to the systems needed to properly dispose of medical waste,” says Axel Lopez, co-owner of VERTISA. “These are dangerous and harmful materials and, in order to protect our environment and our people, medical organizations must find ways to treat this type of waste properly.”
MINSA is the primary healthcare organization in the country. Last year alone, nearly a half million people were hospitalized in the system, many with infectious diseases. It is estimated the new technology will process 480 pounds of medical waste per day. Previously, there was no way to manage the medical waste in the system.
The contract, valued at $2 million, includes the purchase of nine systems and is a unique partnership through the World Development Bank and the Ministry of Health of Nicaragua. The World Development Bank provided a grant to the country to help solve this issue.
The contract with Monte España is the first with a private hospital in Latin America. The hospital was forced into compliance with a recent law change in Nicaragua that medical waste needs to be sterilized and shredded.
Since they lack space and building is to expensive and will take too long, they ordered a modular system that houses VERTISA’s system and compactor.
This is a novelty solution for most clinics and hospitals since it has its own space and is away from risk of contamination, exposure, building cost, building modifications and more. There is no special installation, it simply plugs into a socket and starts handling medical waste.
VERTISA manufactures medical waste technology for labs, clinics, hospitals and large medical waste sterilization centers. They have systems that convert dangerous “red bag waste” into ordinary waste by means of shredding and autoclave sterilization.
The new models Series PROMED AXL are compact, cost efficient with low operating costs. These systems will handle 20 to 50 kilos of medical waste per hour and the PROMED series handle from 100 kilos per hour to 2 tons of waste per hour.
The company has been serving clients in Europe and the Middle East markets. Currently, countries in Latin America, like Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico and Nicaragua are getting Pre- and Post-shredding autoclave systems, boilers, compactors and medical waste autoclaves of numerous sizes and capacities in compliance with Green Hospital Certification and international quality manufacturing standards.
For more information:
Axel Lopez, Marketing and Sales Director, VERTISA, 111 E. Monument Drive, #401, Kissimmee, FL 347441 407-852-8277 / info@MedicalWasteTechnology.com
Jim Bowie, Site Manager, UCF Business Incubation Program, (407) 343-4300 Jim.Bowie@ucf.edu
Alan Byrd, Alan Byrd & Associates, 407-415-8470 firstname.lastname@example.org
VERTISA is an innovative and flexible company that designs, develops, manufactures, distributes and sells fully automated pressurized thermal sterilization Pre- and Post shredding systems to treat medical waste in hospitals, clinics, laboratories, and sterilization centers. On the web visit: www.medicalwastetechnology.com , www.Twitter.com/VertisaMW and www.Facebook.com/Vertisa
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