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Revolutionizing Hospital Cleaning Practices: Highlight’s Colorization Technology Amplifies Infection Prevention

Brooklyn-based innovator, Kinnos, has made headlines for its significant contribution to enhancing global healthcare security with its inventive Highlight technology. The company confirmed that its ground-breaking technology, which ingeniously colorizes disinfectant wipes, has been commended by TIME in their Best Inventions of 2023 list. This recognition underscores the capacity of Highlight to aid healthcare professionals in curbing the ever-growing menace of infectious diseases and multi-drug resistant organisms.

In the face of daunting challenges such as the rising Candida auris threat and the unsettling reality that less than half of hospital surfaces receive proper cleaning, infection prevention is of paramount concern for North American healthcare centers. Patients exposed to deficiently cleaned surfaces are at increased risk for healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), accounting for billions of dollars in direct cost annually across the United States.

Highlight was conceived in reaction to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and has since evolved to substantively boost cleaning standards in health centers. With a unique formulation that turns widely-used disinfectants blue, it visually demarcates cleaned areas, thereby optimizing thoroughness. Independent research indicates that this dynamic approach notably augments cleaning efficiency in hospitals by close to 95 percent.

Jason Kang, Kinnos’ Co-Founder and Chief Innovation Officer, spoke warmly of the recognition from TIME, hailing it as a milestone not only for the Kinnos team but also for those battling on the frontlines of healthcare. The Highlight technology has indeed progressed from a mere concept to a robust commercially viable instrument in mitigating the spread of infectious diseases. Highlight was also honored in the 2023 Innovation by Design awards by Fast Company, augmenting its credibility.

Rooted in the ugly throes of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, Kinnos has since accomplished its mission to optimize conventional disinfectants’ utility. Its flagship product, Highlight, stands as a hospital-grade color additive that betters disinfection compliance and techniques.


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