Decon-X International is the trusted partner for healthcare institutions serious about infection prevention. Every day, organisations across the globe use the company’s automated solutions to move from triage to true prevention. Its technology is backed by rigorous science, and its turnkey system is supported by an expert team committed to preventing infections. Equal parts technology firm and research organisation, Decon-X is transforming healthcare by making prevention not just possible, but practical.
When Managing Director Bjørn Platou was admitted for minimally invasive surgery in 2009, he anticipated a quick recovery. Instead, a hospital-acquired infection (HAI) sent him to the hospital’s isolation ward for six weeks. During this excruciating period, he endured multiple surgical procedures and antibiotics courses. These treatments helped Platou avoid the amputation of his arm, but they also left him with a critical question: How can we use technology to prevent infections rather than simply contain outbreaks?
Platou’s answer was Decon-X Prevent: a groundbreaking automated infection prevention system trusted by more than 300 healthcare institutions, private practices, food production organisations and athletic facilities.
With each passing day, infection prevention is only becoming more critical. HAIs cost the European Union an astounding €7 billion annually. In the United States, that figure is more than $34 billion. Across high-income countries, nearly 1 in 3 ICU patients is infected with an HAI, and more than 37,000 patients in the EU will die from these infections - each year. But as multi-drug resistant organisms can get smarter, so can we - and Decon-X is leading the charge.
Decon-X is home to technologists, business strategists, entrepreneurs and other diverse experts with a shared vision for the future of infection prevention. We channel our founder’s passion as we spark progress together.
Founder and General Manager
Decon-X is committed to helping every organisation unlock the power of infection prevention—to the benefit of patients, healthcare workers, facilities, the economy and society as a whole. As we work toward that vision, we’re driven by technology, research, advocacy and partnership.
Practical Prevention Technology
Decon-X is serious about equipping facilities to prevent infection. Our automated system eliminates 99.9999% of viruses, bacteria and spores—and provides organisations with a turnkey solution that simplifies prevention.
We invest in extensive research to ensure that every Decon-X customer, and every patient, gets the safe, effective disinfection solution they deserve. As the health landscape evolves, we continue to prioritise robust science and disinfection technology.
Decon-X is deeply invested in our customers’ success. We cultivate relationships built on a shared vision for infection prevention and a service mindset that ensures every facility maximises its value.
Without awareness, there is no progress. Through education and shared knowledge, we empower every stakeholder to be part of the solution: public and private sectors, diligent researchers and, ultimately, patients themselves.
From local, Norway-based manufacturing to an unwavering focus on safety, Decon-X is committed to realising the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. Our solutions contribute to global progress in Good Health and Wellbeing, Safe Food Production and Responsible Consumption and Production.