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Next Generation Patient Isolation Hospital Launched with Ebola Isolation Ward an

d Active Protection for Workers


Odulair, LLC Ebola Isolation Unit exceeds CDC Infection Prevention and Control R
ecommendations for Hospitalized Patients with Known or Suspected Ebola Virus Dis
ease in U.S. Hospitals.
Cheyenne, WY, November 25, 2014 -- Odulair, LLC today announced the launch of the
ir patent pending modular Ebola Isolation Unit, the worlds only facility that exc
eeds CDC recommendations by providing all three types of isolation required for
containment of Ebola patients plus technology that actively creates a safe haven
protective environment for health care workers. This unique Isolation Unit prov
ides recursive protection with numerous increasing layers of isolation like the
layers of an onion, as the proximity to the patient or contagion decreases.
The isolation required for safe containment of the Ebola virus is unprecedented.
The closest epidemic in recent history to require isolation was SARS, where 1,4
00 isolation rooms were built in Hong Kong alone, none of which meet the require
ments for containing the Ebola virus. Even the most advanced hospitals, includin
g those in the U.S. that have treated Ebola patients, do not include the three t
ypes of isolation required to contain the Ebola virus, nor a protective environm
ent for hospital workers.
The Ebola virus is known to be transmitted via contact with bodily fluids, conta
ct with airborne particulate epithelial cells, and contact with the virus when s
uspended in aerosol moisture within the air. Clinical studies performed by the U
.S. Army in 1995 (1) and 2012 (2) also suggest that in climates cooler and les
s humid than sub-Saharan Africa, the Ebola virus may exhibit airborne transmissi
on. The patent-pending Odulair Ebola Isolation Unit was designed to address all
of these known and potential modes of transmission.
The most common mode of human-to-human transmission is through contact with an E
bola patient or their bodily fluids. The virus must eventually reach broken skin
or a mucous membrane, which is almost unavoidable because the patient and every
thing they touch are contaminated with the virus for up to seven weeks. The pate
nt pending Odulair Ebola Isolation Unit utilizes a central decontamination room
that provides a safe room to spray or wipe down people and equipment thereby ina
ctivating the virus. The Unit also utilizes a specialized pass-thru autoclave to
sterilize both human waste such as urine, feces, and shower water including swe
at; and bagged biohazard waste such as clothing, linen, used consumables, needle
s, and anything contaminated with the Ebola virus eliminating the need for costl
y biohazard waste transport. The combination of the central decontamination room
and the specialized autoclave provide complete isolation of bodily fluids and i
nactivation of the virus thereby addressing the most common mode of Ebola transm
ission.
As the Ebola patients symptoms advance, they suffer massive dehydration causing e
pithelial cells to flake from their skin and float in the air. A lesser known fo
rm of transmission is via inhaling or allowing these microparticles to come in c
ontact with mucous membranes. Although wearing a respirator in the hot zone aids
in preventing contact with these epithelial cells, it is not proven 100% effect
ive. The Odulair Ebola Isolation Unit incorporates the highest level of HEPA Typ
e A filtration that is 99.99% effective at eliminating airborne particles down t
o 0.3 microns in size. Additionally, all isolation room air is treated with germ
icidal ultraviolet (UV) radiation, which has demonstrated effectiveness at inact
ivating the Ebola virus. This extra containment step helps to provide a safer en
vironment for health care staff working within the hot zone.
Ebola is also known to be transmittable via aerosol particles traveling on moist
ure from breathing, coughing, and sneezing. In clinical trials conducted by the

U.S. Army (1, 2), at temperatures between 22 to 28 degrees Celsius at 35 to 65%


humidity, the inhaled aerosolized Ebola virus infected 100% of primate study par
ticipants suggesting that under some conditions the virus may be airborne2. The
Odulair Ebola Isolation Unit exceeds the patient airborne infection isolation re
quirements in both the number of complete air exchanges per hour and the level o
f negative pressurization containment.
The Isolation Unit far exceeds the existing level of hospital safety for health
care workers by providing a positive pressure protective environment, similar to
a surgical theater environment, preventing airborne contaminants and the virus
from entering into the medical staff work area. This is the only Ebola Isolation
Unit that actively protects the medical staff.
The Isolation Unit also incorporates the latest technological advances such as t
he InTouch Health RP-VITA, the worlds only Class II robot medical device enabling
high acuity telemedicine care delivery, and remote presence consultations. Anot
her innovation is the use of the InTouch Health robot as a visual spotter to help
prevent accidental staff contamination. The specialized RP-VITA autonomous robot
significantly decreases the requirement of health care workers to enter into th
e contaminated hot zone by providing automated delivery services for medications
, oral rehydration fluids, food, and other supplies. Each of these advances furt
hers the Odulair mission of actively protecting health care workers from known a
nd possible modes of Ebola virus transmission.
The Odulair Ebola Isolation Unit is the first isolation hospital designed to meet
the unprecedented requirements of Ebola containment including bodily fluids, ai
rborne particles, and aerosol and potentially airborne infection isolation that
we have encountered in working with our West African colleagues treating Ebola p
atients, said Dr. Anita Chambers, President of Odulair, LLC. This modular facility
provides an immediate solution for the worlds leading hospitals as they develop
emergency Ebola patient isolation plans. Additionally, the facility provides the
ultimate in patient isolation for a variety of highly contagious diseases that
we may encounter in the future while also providing active health care worker pr
otection mechanisms. We are excited to add this modular building isolation hospi
tal to our existing product line of Ebola Isolation Units housed in tents and sh
ipping containers, Chambers said.
The Odulair Ebola Isolation Unit can be attached to an existing hospital, or ind
ependent as a complete, self-contained Ebola treatment facility. The modular des
ign provides easy scalability to increase the number of patient isolation rooms.
The facility can include a power generation system and waste management system
meeting all requirements to inactivate the Ebola virus and other highly contagio
us diseases. The complete facility can be built, delivered, and operational in l
ess than six weeks to meet the immediate need.
1.E. Johnson, N. Jaax, J. White, P. Jahrling. Lethal experimental infections of
rhesus monkeys by aerosolized Ebola virus. Int. J. Exp. Path. 1995, 76, 227-236.
2.Elizabeth E. Zumbrun, Holly A. Bloomfield, John M. Dye, Ty C. Hunter, Paul A.
Dabisch, Nicole L. Garza, Nicholas R. Bramel, Reese J. Baker, Roger D. Williams,
Donald K. Nichols, and Aysegul Nalca. A Characterization of Aerosolized Sudan V
irus Infection in African Green Monkeys, Cynomolgus Macaques, and Rhesus Macaque
s. Viruses 2012, 4, 2115-2136; doi:10.3390/v4102115.
About Odulair:
Odulair, LLC is a Wyoming company founded by a medical professional in 2008 to a
ssist governments, NGOs, and private medical providers with advanced technology
mobile clinics for the delivery of healthcare in over 40 medical specialties. Od
ulair Mobile Clinics range from highly mobile 4x4 clinics from 30 40 feet in len
gth to triple expandable oversized semi-trailers providing Mobile Hospitals, Mob

ile Dialysis Clinics, Mobile Surgery Units, Mobile Trauma Units, Mobile Urgent C
are Units, and more.
Odulair mobile medical units are built to serve patient populations as independe
nt operating vehicles or vehicles incorporated within an existing facility. Our
units have been used for humanitarian healthcare delivery, community outreach, r
ural healthcare, hospital and surgery center renovation, capacity correction, em
ergency response, healthcare services within correctional facilities, and more.
About the Odulair Mobile Clinics for Africa Program
Odulair founder and Fielding Graduate University Institute for Social Innovation
Fellow Dr. Anita Chambers initiated the Mobile Clinics for Africa Program in 20
12 in an effort to provide high quality, country specific custom mobile clinics
to emerging nations at an affordable cost. To date, Odulair has designed mobile
clinics to deliver healthcare for more than 40 medical specialties housed in pla
tforms ranging from 30-foot (9 meter) highly mobile 4x4 truck-based clinics to 5
3-foot (16 meter) double expandable trailers. The Mobile Clinics for Africa Prog
ram creates collaboration between local African businesses and Odulair as the lo
cal businesses provide components for incorporation into the mobile clinics, whi
ch are then utilized to deliver healthcare within the country. This unique model
of collaboration for the development of medical vehicles was developed by Dr. C
hambers in an effort to stimulate both the economy of the recipient African coun
try as well as small businesses in the United States.
Additional information is available at http://www.odulair.com
http://www.odulair.com/mobile-ebola-isolation-treatment-center-portable-ebola-la
b.html
Additional information is available at www.odulair.com
Contact:
Anaisa Pie
Odulair, LLC
Cheyenne, WY, 82001
+1 307-459-1350
apie@odulair.com
http://www.odulair.com