Webinar- Insights:
Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradation for High Level Disinfection of Ultrasound Probes



Webinar Overview

High-Level Disinfection (HLD) has traditionally been performed using chemical germicides like glutaraldehyde, paracetic acid, hydrogen peroxide, or ortho-phthalaldehyde), all of which have drawbacks.

More recently, automated systems based on ultraviolet-C (UV-C) irradiation have gained approval in various countries for performing HLD on non-lumened devices. These devices include ENT scopes, TEE/TOE probes, vaginal and rectal ultrasound probes, as well as surface ultrasound probes.

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Webinar Insights

How Chronos® high level disinfection microbial efficacy is compliant with standards such as EN 14885 and the new British Standard BS 8628:2022 (post-Brexit) and the webinar provides insights in how this is achieved.

The webinar provides insights into recent published clinical studies and concludes with a MythBusters session, dispelling misconceptions related to UV-C High Level Disinfection.

Learning Objectives

Aim to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of:

  1. UV-C based high-level disinfection,
  2. Its benefits,
  3. Regulatory compliance,
  4. Clinical evidence, and
  5. Its role in enhancing infection prevention strategies within healthcare settings.


Presenter: Dr. Lionel Pineau 
Section 1: Laboratory Testing


Presenter: Prof. David J. Weber
Section 2: Clinical Studies


Prof. David J. Weber


Senior Sanders Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases; Professor of Pediatrics, UNC School of Medicine; Professor of Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health; Medical Director, UNC Hospitals’ Departments of Hospital Epidemiology (Infection Prevention); Associate Chief Medical Officer, UNC Medical Center; Vice President, SHEA

Prof. David J. Weber is board certified in internal medicine, infectious diseases, critical care medicine, and preventative medicine. His research career has focused on healthcare associated infections, antibiotic stewardship, new and emerging diseases, and vaccine implementation. He has published >550 peer reviewed scientific papers.

Dr. Lionel Pineau
PhD in Microbiology
Scientific and Innovation Director

Dr. Lionel Pineau was the original founder and the current Scientific and Innovation Director of EUROFINS BIOTECH GERMANDE, a company dedicated to the evaluation of medical devices, environmental sampling in health settings and training in hospital hygiene. His expertise in the field of endoscope and medical device reprocessing is recognized worldwide and Lionel PINEAU participates in numerous ISO commissions in the field.
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