St. Paul Hospital of Tuguegarao recently acquired a Streamline® Compounding Isolator –Total Exhaust (SCI-TE) from Esco. The secondary level private Catholic institution was founded in 1994 and has a 250 bed capacity. The hospital reached a milestone back in 2010 when PhilHealth awarded it with the status of ‘Center of Excellence’, the first in Region II to receive the said award.
True to its vision of being a Christ-Centered and dynamic health care institution, the hospital's recent acquisition of Esco's Streamline® Compounding Isolator –Total Exhaust (SCI-TE) shows the firm commitment of the hospital to comply with international guidelines and to provide quality healthcare to all of its patients.
The SCI-TE provides a sterile environment designed for handling hazardous preparations. It is configured to operate at a negative pressure to provide user, product, environment, and cross contamination protection against exposure to hazards.
The SCI-TE has HEPA (H14) filters with a typical efficiency of >99.995% at 0.3 microns, providing an ISO Class 5 work zone compliant to USP 800 guidelines on handling sterile hazardous drugs.
The work zone and pass-thru interchange operates under negative pressure to the room in order to maintain operator protection and product sterility in case of any breach in the barrier isolation system. Its robust and impeccable construction, with its enhanced safety features, qualifies the SCI-TE to be best suited for the most demanding pharmaceutical applications. With Esco's vision of continuing innovation to provide enabling technologies to make human lives healthier and safer, the newly acquired isolator of the hospital would provide a healthier and safer working environment.