BioSAFE Engineering is a global leader in the design, manufacture and installation of critical equipment and systems used in healthcare and life sciences. These products eliminate the threat of hazardous or infectious agents in installations around the world. BioSAFE was reorganized to meet the needs of our customers who required both standard and custom engineered products. Now operating as three complementary divisions, BioSAFE is structured as BioSAFE Medical Waste Systems, BioSAFE Life Science Solutions and BioSAFE Advanced Engineering Services. In 2002, as installations and expertise continued to expand, BioSAFE branched out into effluent decontamination systems (EDS) required to process waste streams from clinical and research processes. Our first EDS was installed at the Walter Reed Medical Center. Since then, BioSAFE EDS technology has been applied worldwide to safely and efficiently inactivate water-borne pathogens.
BioSAFE history originates in 1993 when medical school professors in Albany, NY produced the first system to safely dispose of laboratory animals subjected to radioactive materials. This pioneering work was the first practical application ofalkaline hydrolysisas a decontamination method.
Following initial success, a portfolio of patents was quickly developed. The product line further evolved in size and capability, and applications were expanded into waste treatment for clinical, medical research and associated industries. In the 1990s, STI became a treatment system of choice for large medical waste processing companies replacing incineration. It remains a cornerstone of our Medical Waste Systems to this day.