Recommended by Evelyn Stremersch from Este as most promising start-up. Very grateful for this recognition in Bloovi. It really means a lot receiving these encouraging words from such an inspiring business woman.
For our foreign friends: Please find the English translation below.
I have been greatly admiring Nancy Steenbakkers – CEO of UltraZonic – for years. Along with her husband she developed an innovative concept for endoscope cleaning and disinfection. At present, medical personnel in hospitals are still pre-cleaning endoscopes by hand. In order to properly clean these endoscopes, a number of steps need to be precisely followed. But due to the increase in time pressure and the very sizeable hospital capacity, this has become a major challenge with sometimes dangerous consequences, albeit without our (the patients’) knowledge! On top of that, research has provided ample evidence that contemporary cleaning and disinfection machines have their limitations.
I believe the medical field and education should be given priority if we are to overcome the problems in the future, especially given the current natural disasters, diseases and epidemies. UltraZonic guarantees endoscopes free of bacteria thanks to their hi-tech solution. I admire the persistence of the founders. They were tipped as a must-visit stand at the Arab Health Expo – the biggest fair for professionals in healthcare in the MENA region – as recent as last week.