English interview with Roberto Facchini Hernandez

English interview with Roberto Facchini Hernandez
Robero Facchini, CEO of infinity biotech SPS based in Piacenza, Italy, presents his company, active in sanitization sector. He talks also about the risk represented by bacteria resistant to antibiotics and the alarm of OMS about them.


We are here today with Mr Roberto Facchini Hernandez, CEO of Infinity Biotech based in Piacenza Italy. Professor Hernandez, can you tell us something about yourself?

Yes of course, I was born in Switzerland in San Gallo, my mother is Spanish and my father is Italian. Since I was a child, my mother stressed me with the importance of maniacal disinfection, which thanks to Infinity, turned into my profession. The company operates within the sanitization sector of clean rooms, water systems and surfaces. We offer high‐tech instruments for sanitisation that we have specifically developed and fine‐tuned during many years of research and testing, whose effectiveness is proved by all international applicable certifications.

Can you explain us, in particular, how and what do you perform for sanitisation?

The application of our technologies is mainly destined but not limited to clean rooms within medical centres and hospitals. An example could be the sanitisation of operating rooms for surgery where we use the so called “Facchini Cube”. It is a device that nebulizes hydrogen peroxide stabilised in nanoparticles with few microns dimensions. It is able to sanitize a clean room in a very short time and at reduced costs, thus enabling a higher frequency of sanitisation routines reducing the risk of bacterial contamination. The time necessary for the sanitization of an operating room depends on the overall dimensions, but in any case it takes less than 1 hour.

So with your technology it is possible to sanitize frequently the clean rooms?

Yes, thanks to the limited time required by our instruments it is possible to carry out the sanitization operations very frequently, thus reducing drastically the bacteriological contamination risk.

What kind of risks are we talking about professor Facchini?

As regards hospitals and healthcare institutes the major risk is represented by bacteria resistant to antibiotics, the so called superbugs. It is a species of bacteria that is alarming the World Health Organization, which has already issued safety alerts on this issue. The risk is that superbugs could kill much more people than cancer; whereas for cancer many research institutes are making studies and steps forward to find a reliable cure, superbugs are not given particular attention.

And what should we do?

It could be enough to start with a frequent and deep sanitisation of hospital areas, clean rooms, water and air‐conditioning systems. Of course this would not solve the problem but we could reduce it to acceptable limits. The problem of bacteria resistant to antibiotics is still underestimated, mass media have not yet identified the risk as it really is, that is a death risk without precedent.

What happens outside the hospitals?

The risk of infection is rising also outside the hospitals, slower but remarkably. Places where many people go represent a potential hazard for health. Think about hotels, fitness centres, theatres where many people go, not mentioning the small uncontrolled surgery rooms like dental studios and most dangerous the tattoo shops. A rapid and frequent sanitisation of the rooms and supply systems could reduce at large the risk of infections.

Outside the Hospitals we talk mainly about Legionella, correct?

Outside and inside the hospitals, legionella is constantly picking its victims and the number of infected persons is spreading like wild fire. Mainly for hotels, besides the sanitary risk, the owner is responsible also for regulatory legislations that could also bring to penal actions.

Therefore, sanitisation is better in any case.

Pubblicata il: 05/06/2018
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