Sterilux Steribox and Control Station

Sterilux

The Sterilux SteriBox and Control Station are prototypes that use ultraviolet light (UV) to sanitize medical instruments in 5 hours, increasing access to safer surgery.

Product description

The Sterilux SteriBox and Control Station are prototypes that use ultraviolet light (UV) to sanitize medical instruments in 5 hours, increasing access to safer surgery.

Target region(s)

Africa, India. Source: Sterilux video

Distributors/implementing organizations

The first implementation tests are scheduled via a mission of Médecins Sans Frontières. Additional Sterilux partners are available on their website.

Market suggested retail price

Control station price is $12,095 and SteriBox price is $310. A hospital would typically buy 1 control station and 15-30 Steribox, totaling $15,500-$21,700.^(Interview with representative)

Competitive landscape

Disposable equipment, disinfection with boiling water or chemical treatment (hydrogen peroxide plasma, formaldehyde). More information on disinfection vs. sterilization can be found here.

SDG targeted

Goal 3: to improve and promote good health.

This product aims to reduce infection and surgery-related death by increasing access to sterile medical instruments. Source: (Sterilux).

Target user(s)

Sterile practician technicians; medical professionals

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