MRSA Infections in Hospitals Continue to Rise, Creating Greater Demand for Unotron’s Medical-Grade Washable Computer Techn

Washable computer keyboards, mice, and smart card readers represent front line in battle against deadly germs

DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Despite activities to identify and reduce the spread of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and other health care-associated infections in hospitals and health care settings nationwide, new reports released by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) show that MRSA is on the rise and continues to pose an alarming threat. In response, Unotron makers of medical grade, hermetically sealed, fully washable keyboards, and mice, reports dramatic growth in demand for its products.

“The increase of hospital-acquired infections emphasizes the urgent need for medical grade technology in hospitals,” states Joseph Carabello, CEO of Unotron, noting that the AHRQ report documents that in 2009, three out of five hospital-acquired infections had increased: Post-operative sepsis rose by 8 percent; post-operative catheter-associated urinary tract infections rose by 3.6 percent; and selected infections due to medical care rose by 1.6 percent.

Unotron products are completely sealed, dishwasher-safe, and can be sprayed with a bleach solution -- the only reliable substance that effectively kills lethal germs. The most powerful hospital-grade cleanser can be utilized on the keyboards without corroding the technology or compromising usability.

“Unotron’s SpillSeal® protected keyboards have individually sealed keys, providing the touch response users expect while protecting the keyboard from liquid or airborne penetration,” adds Carabello. “Compared to similar products, Unotron’s keyboards are affordably priced and easier to use and clean without the fear of trapping bacteria in drain holes.”

In order to dramatically reduce health-acquired infections in hospitals, schools, and businesses, Carabello advises focused attention on eliminating them, adding, “The first step to achieving this is by replacing old equipment with germ-resistant technology to help diminish the spread of germs.”

About Unotron

With 30 years of OEM manufacturing experience, Unotron maintains a global footprint with offices located across North America, Europe and Asia, making everyday computing clean and safe for organizations around the world. Unotron designs, manufactures and markets high quality, washable data input and security devices that are easily cleaned and disinfected to mitigate the spread of infection in healthcare, education, commercial and government environments. Unotron holds patents for SpillSeal® technology and draws upon a catalogue of patents in automated manufacturing systems and office products. For more information, visit or call 800.469.7440. Find Unotron on Facebook. Subscribe to Unotron’s blog at:


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