[Herald Economy] A Local Company Develops Low Temperature Plasma Sterilizer For the 1st Time
- 2005-10-25 17:29:47
A Local Company Develops Low Temperature Plasma Sterilizer For the 1st Time
Reported by Hyun-soon Cho
October 25, 2005
On November 25, Human Meditek announced that it developed HMTS-SES. Sterilizer is an equipment used to sterilize surgical instruments and electronic devices of medical purpose. President Ko of Human Meditek was quoted as saying "unlike other sterilizer companies which develop steam or ethylen oxide gas sterilizers, Human Meditek is the only one who manufactures low temperature plasma. Even heat-sensitive medical devices can be assured for sterilization, as our equipment enables sterilization in the chamber in a vacuum and uses low temperature plasma."
It has shortened cycle time drastically, almost 30 times shorter than ethylen oxide gas sterilizer, for example. Memory card that keeps track on the sterilization data, LCD monitor and voice functions are a tiny fraction of what it has to offer.
Human Meditek started developing plasma sterilizers since 1998. HMTS-80 was firstly out on the market at the end of 2003. Human Meditek Plasma Sterilizer's unit price reaches 100,000US$. It now export 95% of its entire products. Overall sterilizer market size is estimated at 1.5 billion$ a year.