Two Puerto Rico Companies Create Medical Testing Booths
Redirect Expertise to Address Healthcare Worker Challenges Amid Pandemic
SAN JUAN – Puerto Rico companies JERO Industrial and EQ Plastic & Designs announced the design, development and production of the HEROES series of pressurized medical and laboratory testing booths that protect health workers against exposure to Covid-19.
The companies, each with more than 15 years of experience in sales/service of industrial equipment and the manufacturing of displays, respectively, said they developed the product to “reduce the vulnerability to which medical personnel is exposed to” daily.
“We have no choice but to reinvent ourselves. Not only in order to survive and keep our 20+ employees working, but also because our first responders need to take care of our people in a secure and reliable manner. This is a product specially designed in honor of our health heroes,” said Javier Rodríguez O’Neill, president of JERO Industrial Corp.
JERO sells, distributes and provides installation and maintenance of industrial equipment in the Caribbean including machinery for pressure cleaning, diesel tanks and compressed air equipment, among other industrial and lubrication applications.
A press release points out that the medical booths took into consideration the “input/feedback of Liz M. Ortiz López, MD and other medical personnel needs and specifications for the development/design phase.”
Rodríguez partnered with his client, EQ Plastic & Designs, to complete production.
“HEROES, our line of pressurized medical/laboratory testing booths, is born due to the need and potential of our local companies to respond in a timely manner with real solutions. We don’t have to go out of Puerto Rico to look for alternatives when our industry and professionals have the knowledge, experience and desire to support our people,” added a representative of EQ Plastic & Designs, which manufactures booths and furniture in metal, PVC and other materials.
The companies are currently in the development of an additional cabin to support nurses in the triage area.
The press material includes the following about the Safe Medical Booth – HEROES Edition—”in honor of our…heroes of this emergency (medical personnel, nurses, hospital employees, lab technicians and other personnel in health institutions)—comprising four portable booth models that are available for delivery two weeks after an order is placed:
· Safe Hst- Booth – Provide protection to the first line of defense, your medical facilities host. Excellent for sorting patients before gaining access to closed common areas, greatly reducing the spread of diseases and the contamination of closed areas. More than 8,000 BTU Closed Loop Air conditioning system with HEPA Filter Fan System for preventing Virus and Clean Air Flow Circulation in the Booth. Minimize the inconvenience of PPE (Personal Protection Equipment) wearing and taking off. Provide a safely method to supply PPE to suspicious infected patients. Operation both indoor and outdoor. Exterior control panel for pressure and temperature settings. http://safemedicalbooth.com/safe-testing-booth-es.php
· Safe MEv – Single and Double Cabin Booth – Protect medical personnel, your most valuable asset from viruses and infections. Excellent for a safer medical evaluation process during infections outbreaks. More than 8,000 BTU Closed Loop Air conditioning system with HEPA Filter Fan System for preventing Virus and Clean Air Flow Circulation in the Booth. Top Notch Glovebox Technology engineered for medical auscultation with economical disposable hand protective bags. Minimize the inconvenience of PPE (Personal Protection Equipment) wearing and taking off. Operation both indoor and outdoor. Exterior control panel for pressure and temperature settings. http://safemedicalbooth.com/safe-medical-evaluation-single-booth-es.php and http://safemedicalbooth.com/safe-medical-evaluation-double-booth-es.php
· Safe-Tst Booth – Protect your laboratorian from the exposure to potential infectious pathogens during the collection of specimens. Suitable to collect upper respiratory specimen highly pathogenic. More than 8,000 BTU Closed Loop Air conditioning system with HEPA Filter Fan System for preventing Virus and Clean Air Flow Circulation in the Booth. Top Notch Glovebox Technology engineered for gloves to provide excellent protection to your hands while maintaining great dexterity. Minimize the inconvenience of PPE (Personal Protection Equipment) wearing and taking off. Operation both indoor and outdoor. Exterior control panel for pressure and temperature settings. http://safemedicalbooth.com/safe-hosting-booth-es.php
The booths start at $10,000 with discounts for orders of four or more units. The booths were designed with clean room specifications such as “positive pressure systems with up to .03 in. wg. to avoid contaminants inside the booth, and renewal of the air inside the cabin more than 20 times per hour.” The booths are also equipped with Ethernet and telephone connection to allow access to the health data.
Additional features include “an auto disinfecting system with nebulizers and an ultraviolet air purification system.” The companies assured having “the capacity to develop customized orders/products to suit the specific needs of clients in the health, supermarket, and retail industries as well as other areas that the current crisis imposes.”
The booths are developed and produced at EQ Plastics headquarters in San Juan.
“Puerto Rico not only has committed entrepreneurs with the well-being of our people in mind, but it also has the potential to adapt in order to survive and provide excellent products in the worst of the scenarios. Nobody takes care of our people like the boricuas and that is why we have not spared resources and time to develop this line of HEROES products in honor of our heroes,” the company said.
For more information, visit www.safemedicalbooth.com.