The Candida auris Response

Let Our Experience Eradicating C. auris In a Hospital Setting Work For You:


Candida auris (C. auris) is an emerging multi-drug resistant fungus, and more specifically a pathogenic yeast, that represents a global health threat that was first reported in 2016. Candida auris causes severe illness in hospitals and long term care facilities. Patients needing ventilator support are at an increased risk of serious health complications.

Infections caused by Candida auris may not respond to anti-fungal drugs, making them difficult to treat. Also, Candida auris can persist on surfaces in healthcare environments and spread between patients and residents in healthcare facilities. Patients who have a long stay in an intensive care unit, have serious medical conditions, or who have previously received antibiotics or anti-fungal medications, appear to be at highest risk of infection.

Candida auris spreads easily in healthcare settings through contact with contaminated surfaces and equipment, or from physical contact with a person who is infected or colonized with C. auris. Candida auris is resistant to anti-fungal treatments, which means that the medications that are designed to kill this fungus and stop infections of this type do not work.

In addition to hospitals, nursing homes or long-term care facilities are also at risk for this pathogen because of the condition of the patients and the difficulty of eradicating the spores disseminated by this organism. It was reported that to remove C. auris from a heavily contaminated patient room, the floors and ceiling had to be removed. However, the sub-micron aerosol fog that Altapure deploys is proven to kill all exposed spores and fungus without the need to demolish the patient room.

The C. auris problem continues to evolve, and it is imperative that healthcare facilities have the best equipment to completely eliminate it from all surfaces in the contaminated space. Altrapure’s technology has obtained a log 8.4 elimination of C auris from all room surfaces with its dense sub-micron aerosol cloud of PAA.

Why Peracetic Acid (PAA) Achieves 100% Kill Of Candida auris:

Unlike other products, Altapure generates a gas-like aerosol from an EPA registered “Cold Sterilant” that is certified as a “Sporicide”, the hardest EPA claim to attain and the highest performance level for killing pathogens – including C. auris.

Medical grade PAA delivers a 8.4 log Kill of C. auris

No remaining yeast/fungus particles to spread post treatment

Total, gas-like 3-D room coverage

Advantage of liquid-to-surface contact vs. gas & vapor systems.

Not impacted by temperature, humidity, distance, or light shadowing.

Why Altapure Is The Best In The Industry

  • 6 Log + kill and no growth for: bacteria, spores, fungus, and viruses.
  • Sub-micron (0.68 micron) aerosol is gas-like and will treat all exposed room surfaces.
  • Gas-like aerosol application will not wet the room unlike typical “foggers”.
  • Extremely light chemical concentration (1.06 % active ingredients).
  • Fastest cycle time entry to exit.
  • Green process – aerosol rapidly breaks down into oxygen, water, and vinegar.
  • No toxic heavy metal containing aerosols that contain silver.
  • No surface wiping needed after treatment.
  • Immediate entry post treatment - no worries about vapor removal times.
  • Unlike other products like UV light, there is no shadowing and no remaining active pathogens.
  • Easy to use remote tablet control allows crews to attend to other room work.
  • Integrated air filtration system for AP-4.
  • Remote controlled via tablet.

Altapure's AP-4 ™ High-level Disinfection System (HLDS ™)

The AP-4 HLDS ™ is designed for large spaces such as: Operating Rooms, Patient Care Rooms, ICU’s, NICU’s, Burn Units, Employee Break Rooms, Changing Rooms, Laundry Processing Areas.

  • 6 Log + kill of bacteria, spores, fungus, and viruses.
  • No remaining pathogens or spore particles to spread.
  • Easy to transport.
  • Integrated air filtration system.
  • Total gas-like 3-D space coverage.
  • Advantage of liquid to surface contact vs. vapor & gas systems.
  • Residue-free process.

Altapure's PC-R.E.D. ™ High-level Disinfection System

The PC-R.E.D. ™ offers the same performance as the AP-4 ™, but is designed for smaller spaces such as: Ambulances, First Responder Vehicles, Home Use, School Buses, Small Clinic Spaces.

  • Total space high level disinfection
  • Rapid kill + elimination of spores,
    bacteria, and viruses
  • Sub-micron aerosol: gas like performance
    with 3D coverage
  • Food safe, non-toxic + biodegradable,
    no residue chemistry
  • Easy to maneuver + portable
  • Rugged + durable construction
  • Lightweight
  • Safe for all electronics + equipment
  • Compatible with all Altapure Accessories
    - HVAC control system
    - Scrubber Buddy

Multipurpose High-Level Disinfection Cabinet (MPDC-1 ™)

The multipurpose disinfection cabinet (MPDC-1 ™) is entering the FDA 510-K approval process. This product was successfully challenged by an independent laboratory. As a result, there was a 6 Log + kill for VRE, CRE, MRSA, C. difficile, and C. auris, obtained in a twenty-three (23) minute process cycle, without any detected residue post cycle.

  • No remaining virus particles to later spread.
  • Compact Cabinet System.
  • Easy to transport.
  • Total gas-like 3-D space coverage.
  • Advantage of liquid to surface contact vs. vapor & gas systems.
  • Residue-free process.
  • 6 Log + kill and no growth for: bacteria, spores, fungus, and viruses.

A remarkable Log 8.4 log kill of the C. auris fungal pathogen was also obtained in only a fifteen (15) process cycle, with a cycle cost of only twenty cents ($ 0.20 USD). The MPDC-1 ™ cabinet can high-level disinfect one or more, ultrasonic imaging devices and probes, and/or other non-lumen devices, in the same treatment cycle.

This high-level disinfection cabinet also recently proved in a peer reviewed independent study, that it meets the criteria for disinfection and decontamination of N95 masks, achieving >6-log 10 reductions on N-95 respirator filter material with a 31-minute process cycle, for:

  • Bacteriophage MS2 (coronavirus surrogate)
  • Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
  • difficile spores

The MPDC-1 ™ showed it can meet the EPA definition for disinfection of surfaces contaminated with this virus as well as MRSA and C. difficile spores.


Altapure’s 6 Log + Kill, High-Level Disinfection Systems:

Altapure’s AP-4 ™, PC-Red ™, and MPDC-1 ™ products, are all engineered to ELIMINATE pathogenic super bugs present on all exposed surfaces in the health care environment (ie: C. auris fungus and its spores, C. difficile and its spores, VRE, CRE, Influenza, SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), and MRSA.

Biological Process Validation

Immediate performance feedback prevents infection and death.

Altapure’s process uses medical grade spore strip challenges that can be located in the treated areas to validate the treatment to ISO Standards.  After incubation, and compared to control(s), these strips will provide a visual indication that the treatment process was effective.

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