Hospital Associated Infection News    

December 11, 2018: CITRIS Foundry at University of California, Berkeley, highlights DCab

November 2018: Study conducted under clinical setting at University of California, San Diego medical center finds bacteria growing on lead aprons and thyroid collar. UV-C based DCab was found to be highly effective in disinfection of lead aprons across different apron surface locations and fabric types. “Bacterial Contamination of Lead Aprons in a High-Volume Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory and Disinfection Using an Automated Ultraviolet-C Radiation System”

February 2017: Nosocom Solutions completes the testing of DCab in operation room setting at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, Berkeley, CA.

December 2017: Nosocom Solutions completes the testing of DCab in cardiac cath lab setting at Sepulveda Cardiovascular Center, the UC San Diego region's first academic-based facility to combine all heart and vascular-related services, programs and technology under one roof.

November 16, 2016: CITRIS Foundry Demo day- Nosocom Solution graduates from Foundry:

March 03, 2016: CDC Reports 1 in 7 Hospital-Acquired Infections Now Caused By Antibiotic-Resistant Super Bugs:

February 05, 2016: IBC World News- Nosocom Solutions launches DCab in Bangalore, India: 

February 05, 2016: US-based startup comes up with apron disinfectant device | ET HealthWorld

December 15, 2015: The last resort antibiotic "Colistin" begins to fail!

December 10, 2015: Medicare Penalizes 758 Hospitals For Safety Incidents.


October 21, 2015: Nosocom Solutions accepted to CITRIS Foundry


October 20, 2015: Nosocom Solutions gets patents issued.


October 6, 2015: Four InSITE Fellows from UC Berkeley School of Law and the Haas School of Business join Nosocom Team:


September 28, 2015: Nosocom Solutions selected as a finalist for the Fall 2015 Delta Prize: 


July 1, 2015- US Antibiotic resistance threat report: alarm bells rung by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in September 2013, when it released a “threat report” that revealed antibiotic resistance kills 23,000 Americans, sickens another 2 million, and costs $35 billion in extra health care spending, every year.


May 1, 2015- Researchers at the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy (CDDEP) released new data today documenting alarming rates of bacteria resistant to last-resort antibiotics that can lead to life-threatening infections across the world.


May 1, 2015- ResistanceMap: This is an interactive collection of charts and maps that summarize national and subnational data on antimicrobial use and resistance worldwide.

Dramatic rise in antibiotic use:


April 1, 2015- A recent study found that 85% of stethoscopes are found to carry potentially pathogenic organisms. Pathogens cultured from stethoscopes included: Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, vancomycin-resistant enterococci, and Clostridium difficile. There was evidence that bacteria can transfer from the skin of the patient to the stethoscope and from the stethoscope to the skin.


March 1, 2015- In the next decade, if anything kills millions of people, it won't be nuclear warheads, but microbes!


February 1, 2015- Video - 5 Tips for Patients


January 1, 2015- Elevator buttons as unrecognized sources of bacterial colonization in hospitals


December 19, 2014 - 721 Hospitals Penalized For Patient Safety


December 16, 2014 - ECDC data shows progressive, depressing increase in antibiotic resistance in Europe


December 10 - New Report Details the Economic Costs of Superbug Threat


October 8, 2014 - 'Hospital worker: Spaniard exposed in ER for 8 hours after positive Ebola test'


October 2, 2014 - 'Medicare Fines 2,610 Hospitals In Third Round Of Readmission Penalties'


September 30, 2014 - 'Hospital-Acquired Infections Of C. Difficile Causing Fatal, Constant Diarrhea Nearly Doubled In 10 Years'


September 22, 2014 - 'More than 700 infants exposed to TB at Texas hospital'


August 1, 2014 - ‘Nightmare bacteria’ spreading rapidly in Southeastern US


June 27, 2014 - Lawmakers review anti-infection tech for VA hospitals


June 26, 2014 - Technology for Patient Safety at Veterans Hospitals


June 23, 2014 - Hospitals To Pay Big Fines For Infections, Avoidable Injuries