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Sodexo announced an expanded partnership with Ecolab Inc. to deliver a new infection prevention offering for hospitals and healthcare facilities across the United States. 

Sodexo’s unique program, Protecta Plus, provides an additional solution to help reduce the risk of infection with Ecolab’s Bioquell hydrogen peroxide vapor technology.  

Protecta Plus offers hospitals next level technology solutions for their specialized disinfection needs, with personalized support and fully managed services augmented by dedicated infection prevention specialists. 

Protecta Plus supports Sodexo’s foundational Protecta offering, a standardized, integrated environmental infection program designed for organizations looking to reduce or stabilize hospital-associated infections (HAIs) and keep them low.   

Bioquell Hydrogen Peroxide Sterilant is an EPA registered sterilant that uses an automated process to decontaminate enclosed spaces. It reaches all exposed surfaces – including hard-to-reach ceilings, far corners, and open drawers for maximum impact. The proprietary technology is proven effective against even tough organisms, such as bacterial spores. 

With Bioquell, Sodexo’s Protecta Plus can be implemented within a variety of service models to provide critical aid in the fight against HAIs in different care settings.  

“Some patients are especially vulnerable to HAIs,” says Kristen Gray, Ecolab Area vice president for Life Sciences. “Having this sterilant technology to kill viruses, spores, fungi and bacteria where these patients are treated and heal — burn units, cancer centers, operating rooms, children’s hospitals and ICUs — is something we’re very proud of. We offer options to all types of facilities, with the option for on-site environmental service teams to run this technology or Ecolab experts who can provide on-site turnkey services.”

In other Sodexo news, the company announced a search for a new CEO. For more details, click here.