Novant Health System Signs Three Year Medical Waste Deal With Sanitec SafeWaste

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Sanitec Industries, Inc., (http://www.sanitecindustries.com) announced today that Winston-Salem based Novant Health (http://www.novanthealth.org) has signed a three-year healthcare waste treatment contract with the zero-emission healthcare waste processing firm. The global patent holder for the Sanitec® Microwave Healthcare Waste Disinfection System� recently acquired Holly, NC-based SafeWaste, Inc. which had handled waste processing for two of Novant�s facilities.

Winston-Salem, NC & Washington, DC (PRWEB) August 24, 2005 —- Sanitec Industries, Inc., (http://www.sanitecindustries.com) announced today that Winston-Salem based Novant Health (http://www.novanthealth.org) has signed a three-year healthcare waste treatment contract with the zero-emission healthcare waste processing firm. The global patent holder for the Sanitec® Microwave Healthcare Waste Disinfection System™ recently acquired Holly, NC-based SafeWaste, Inc. which had handled waste processing for two of Novant’s facilities.

Novant Health is a not-for-profit, integrated healthcare system in western North Carolina that serves more than 3.4 million people in 32 counties reaching from southern Virginia to northern South Carolina. In addition to leading hospitals, other facilities and programs of Novant Health include three philanthropic foundations, two nursing home and senior residential facilities, physician clinics, outpatient surgery and diagnostic centers, rehabilitation programs and community health outreach programs.

“Novant Health is a true leader and innovator when it comes to using technology to better the lives of their patients and the dozens of communities they serve and we are excited about entering this new and expanded phase of our relationship with them,” said James Harkess, President of Sanitec Industries. Novant is among over one thousand healthcare facilities in the US, ranging from large Veteran’s Administration hospitals to single practitioner doctors’ offices, that utilize Sanitec systems to transform dangerous healthcare waste into low-volume, unrecognizable non-infectious material that requires no further treatment and can be safely disposed of in municipal landfills.

About the size of a bus, the on-site and mobile (truck-based) Sanitec™ units are fully automated, self-contained and are approved for use in all 50 states and DC. Unlike incineration and autoclaves, which merely transform biohazard material into other dangerous waste products including dioxin, Sanitec™ systems are self-contained disposal units that utilize a patented microwave disinfection system that completely eliminates all bacterial and viral pathogens.

About Sanitec Industries (http://www.sanitecindustries.com)

Sanitec Industries, Inc. is the global patent holder for the Sanitec® Microwave Healthcare Waste Disinfection System™ technology, the most efficient environmentally friendly process available to process dangerous medical waste. Sanitec systems are operating both at hospitals and at regional waste treatment centers in the United States and in six foreign countries (Brazil, England, Canada, Japan, Korea, and Saudi Arabia), have processed over 300 million pounds of infectious medical waste.

About the Sanitec® Microwave Healthcare Waste Disinfection System™

Used by over 1,000 hospitals and healthcare facilities on four continents, the Sanitec® Microwave Healthcare Waste Disinfection System™ transforms dangerous hospital waste into low-volume, non-infectious material that requires no further treatment and can be safely disposed of in municipal landfills. The system is entirely self-contained and emits no harmful vapors, wastewater or byproducts. Unlike incineration and autoclaves, which merely transform biohazard material into other dangerous waste products including dioxin, Sanitec systems are self-contained disposal units that utilize a patented microwave disinfection system that completely eliminates all bacterial and viral pathogens. The end product meets the highest standards for municipal landfill disposal.

About Novant Health (http://www.novanthealth.org)

Novant Health is a not-for-profit, integrated healthcare system in western North Carolina that serves more than 3.4 million people in 32 counties reaching from southern Virginia to northern South Carolina. In addition to leading hospitals, other facilities and programs of Novant Health include three philanthropic foundations, two nursing home and senior residential facilities, physician clinics, outpatient surgery and diagnostic centers, rehabilitation programs and community health outreach programs. Novant was formed July 1, 1997 by the merger of Carolina Medicorp of Winston-Salem, North Carolina and Presbyterian Health Services of Charlotte, North Carolina. Thomasville Medical Center joined the system in November 1997.

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