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KinnosKinnos has chosen the American Professionals in Infection Control (APIC) 2021 Conference to introduce its new healthcare-focused flagship product, Highlight® for Bleach Wipes. Highlight for Bleach Wipes colors the disinfecting wipes that hospitals worldwide depend upon for keeping surfaces clean, enabling users for the first time to visualize disinfection coverage instantly.

“Disinfecting surfaces is a critical part of preventing the healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) that afflict 2 million patients in the U.S. annually,” explained Kinnos’ CEO Jason Kang, “but due to the transparency of disinfectants, healthcare cleaning staff can easily miss surfaces that might harbor pathogens. Highlight for Bleach Wipes quantifiably improves disinfection technique, taking the guesswork out of a previously invisible process and giving confidence to both staff and patients alike. Unveiling it at APIC 2021 gives infection preventionists, the experts whose key focus is patient safety, a chance to learn about this game-changing product.”

Highlight’s patented color technology adds bright blue color to bleach to show disinfectant coverage, then fades automatically in a few minutes. First developed to protect Ebola healthcare workers from contracting the virus during PPE removal, Highlight for Bleach Wipes now gives hospitals the same ability to visualize coverage of ready-to-use disinfectant wipes. “Bleach is the standard for disinfecting the hardest-to-kill pathogens in healthcare facilities,” Kang explained. “We also plan to release compatibility with quaternary ammonium compound wipes, the most commonly used healthcare disinfectant, by the end of 2021.”

APIC’s 15,000 members prevent, control, and track all infections that occur in healthcare facilities. Their annual conferences draw attendees from around the world who join to learn about the latest innovations and research surrounding HAIs.

Said Kang of the APIC debut, “COVID-19 has taught us that we needed to build infection prevention capacity yesterday. Highlight is the key for rapidly improving disinfection quality and is going to be the standard of care in how we disinfect surfaces moving forward. We can’t think of a better stage than APIC to bring Highlight to the forefront of infection prevention technology.”

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