BROOKLYN, N.Y., Oct. 24, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Kinnos has made waves in the field of infection prevention with its innovative Highlight® technology, earning a special mention in TIME’s prestigious Best Inventions of 2023 list. Kinnos has been recognized for its groundbreaking potential to equip healthcare facilities in the fight against global infectious diseases and drug-resistant organisms.
Healthcare centers in North America face urgent challenges in infection prevention, especially with the emergence of new threats like Candida auris. Shockingly, studies have shown that less than 50% of hospital surfaces are properly cleaned, leading to healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) that impact millions of patients and result in billions of dollars in direct costs annually in the United States alone.
Responding to the Ebola crisis in West Africa, Kinnos developed their patented Highlight technology, which is now being deployed to help healthcare providers enhance cleaning practices and establish higher standards for infection prevention. Specifically formulated to turn commonly used disinfectants blue, Highlight makes it easier to identify areas that have been cleaned and assess the thoroughness of cleaning. This revolutionary approach has been proven to improve cleaning quality in hospitals by up to 95%, effectively breaking the chain of infection and providing better protection for vulnerable patients worldwide.
The recognition from TIME is a significant milestone for Kinnos and serves as validation for their team’s exceptional efforts. Jason Kang, Kinnos Co-Founder and Chief Innovation Officer, expressed his pride in growing Highlight from an idea into a commercial technology that is now a potent weapon in the fight against infectious diseases. The recognition will inspire the team to continue innovating and supporting healthcare workers who play a crucial role in creating safer care environments.
1. How does Highlight technology work?
Highlight technology is a color additive platform that is added to disinfectants. It turns the disinfectant solution blue, allowing for better visualization of the areas that have been cleaned.
2. What benefits does Highlight offer in infection prevention?
Highlight improves cleaning technique and compliance, ensuring greater thoroughness in the disinfection process. Independent studies have shown that it consistently increases the quality of cleaning, aiding in the prevention of healthcare-associated infections.
3. Where can Highlight technology be used?
Highlight technology is already being used in hospitals, first responder organizations, and transit agencies around the world.
4. How was Kinnos’ Highlight technology recognized by TIME?
Kinnos’ Highlight technology earned a special mention in TIME’s Best Inventions of 2023 list, which highlights groundbreaking inventions that have the potential to make a significant impact on various aspects of life.
5. What other recognition has Kinnos’ Highlight technology received?
In addition to being recognized by TIME, Kinnos’ Highlight technology was also honored in the Fast Company 2023 Innovation by Design awards.
For more information about Kinnos and Highlight, please visit kinnos.com.