NEW YORK, March 29, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Committee to Reduce Infection Deaths (RID) is looking for the newest disinfecting and germ-killing technologies as part of its ongoing mission to combat the scourge of deadly hospital infections.

RID knows technological innovation is key, along with rigorous cleaning and an institution-wide commitment to patient safety.

Today, RID is launching its Innovative Products Spotlight, a website bulletin that will bring attention to the newest, cutting-edge technologies.  RID’s Innovative Products Spotlight will help medical practitioners, hospitals and medical facilities, as well as the general public, stay abreast of the latest technological advances and developments in this rapidly evolving field.

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Each year, hospital infections kill at least 75,000 people — double the toll from car accidents and over 10 times the toll from HIV/AIDS. These deadly superbugs include Carbapenem-resistant bacteria, or CRE, as well as a germ called C. diff, which kills 29,000 people in America each year. More recently, medical practitioners are grappling with another deadly threat called Candida Auris.

The Innovative Products Spotlight will play a critical role in bringing new infection preventing weapons to the forefront.


The Committee to Reduce Infection Deaths is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to only one cause: saving lives. RID was formed in 2003 by former New York Lieutenant Governor Betsy McCaughey fight the deadly scourge of hospital infections.

RID has provided hospitals with the best research on how to prevent infections, along with compelling evidence that preventing infections will make them more profitable, in the short run, with almost no capital outlays.  RID’s name has become synonymous with clean, safe care.

Every year, RID also honors technological innovation with its Ignaz Semmelweis award, which, in the spirit of the great Austrian physician, honors daring innovators, willing to challenge the prevailing knowledge of the time in the cause of safer medical care.

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