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Updated: 04/24/2014 08:06:42PM

Man invents machine that sanitizes hospital equipment

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PHOTO BY ROGER BUTTON

Tim Leeds, a welder fabricator, stands inside the BSR/100 unit with Doug Lindsay, owner of Weeks Machine Shop in Venice. Lindsay did all the fabrication of the BSR/100, an automated washer and cleansing system for hospital equipment.

PHOTO BY ROGER BUTTON

Tim Leeds, a welder fabricator, stands inside the BSR/100 unit with Doug Lindsay, owner of Weeks Machine Shop in Venice. Lindsay did all the fabrication of the BSR/100, an automated washer and cleansing system for hospital equipment.

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Here, the BSC/100 BioBurden Reduction System unit is shown as a gurney ready to be cleaned is moved into the machine.

By ROGER BUTTON

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At some stage in your life, it seems inevitable you will find yourself on a gurney in a hospital. It is unlikely you will give any thought to the last time that gurney, an important piece of medical equipment, was sanitized.

Not so for Venice resident Basil Mays, a former hospital administrator responsible for sanitation and cleansing.

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