News Highlights


New Device to Disinfect 500 N95 Masks Per Hour

Mar. 30, 2020 - Medgadget

Prescientx, an Ontario, Canada firm, has just started taking orders for a device that can rapidly disinfect N95 masks using ultraviolet (UV) light. 


Local companies step up to help frontline workers

Mar. 29, 2020 - CTV News Kitchener

Companies in Waterloo Region are ramping up production to assist with the shortage of medical supplies during the COVID-19 pandemic. 


Cambridge company building N95 mask disinfection units

Mar. 28, 2020 - Kitchener Today

With the looming shortage of N95 masks, a medical startup is working on technology to disinfect masks for reuse. 


"Panic Shopping" cripples warehouse supply

Mar. 19, 2020 - CHCH News

While panic shopping has cleared store shelves of toilet paper, hand sanitizer, and cleaning wipes, warehouses that normally supply those products are just as empty. 


CEO Today Global Awards 2020

Mar. 1, 2020 - CEO Today Magazine

Barry Hunt is President & CEO of Prescientx, the global leader in Engineered Infection Prevention.


Importance of infection prevention hits home for Prescientx CEO

Jan. 17, 2020 - Waterloo Region Record

Cambridge company specializes in technology to prevent healthcare-acquired infections


Norview Lodge has seen the light

Dec. 19, 2019 - Simcoe Reformer

UV devices help reduce sickness, infection.

The UV lights above are running to sanitize all the surfaces in this patient room.

Collingwood hospital first in Canada to have self-sanitizing patient rooms

May 10, 2019 - Bradford Today

UV light, ozonated water, copper-infused surfaces, and titanium dioxide have all come together to make Canada's first self-sanitizing patient room and bathroom at Collingwood General and Marine Hospital.

Copper-infused toilets protect patients and kill bacteria at Collingwood General and Marine Hospital

Collingwood General and Marine Hospital keeps it clean with new technology

May 10, 2019 - CTV News Barrie

Collingwood's hospital just opened its first patient room aimed at stopping the spread of dangerous bacteria. 

Jesse Dees, development officer for the CGMH Foundation, standing in the old patient room.

High-tech upgrades set Collingwood's hospital apart in the world

Jan. 27, 2019 - Collingwood Today

CGMH will be the first hospital in the world to provide self-sterilizing rooms. 

The bathrooms will feature smart sinks with motion sensors, which produce ozonated water.

'Nothing can live on copper': Ontario hospital fights bacteria with high-tech toilet seats

Jan. 23, 2019 - CBC News

New technology could reduce the risk and spread of infection.