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For more than a quarter century Red Bag Solutions has provided innovative technology, equipment and services for on-site processing of medical and biohazardous waste. The company has manufactured and sold its patented Steam Sterilization and Maceration (SSM) systems throughout the world. Red Bag Solutions' patented Steam Sterilization and Maceration (SSM) technology is the basis of our unique biohazardous waste processing system. It is designed for safe, efficient and cost effective processing of:

  • Biological agents and infectious materials,
  • Needles, syringes and disposable surgical instruments,
  • Contaminated plastics,
  • Sharps containers/needle boxes,
  • Confidential media and proprietary materials,
  • Blood products and body fluids,
  • Pathogens: bacterial, viral, fungi or proteinaceous infectious agents,
  • Contaminated small animal carcasses and animal bedding,
  • Some pharmaceuticals.

SSM processed waste is sterilized, safe and no longer recognizable as medical waste. Therefore, it can be repurposed, recycled or disposed of as ordinary municipal trash. Unlike medical waste incinerators and autoclaves, SSM processing is free of objectionable odors and does not release any negative air emissions. It is more environmentally friendly and less costly than any other on-site medical waste management alternative.

Red Bag Solutions' customers include hospitals and healthcare facilities, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, and diagnostic laboratories and research facilities. We realize that every facility's requirements are unique, and we work hard to make sure that those specific requirements are met. The SSM technology can be adapted to suit a variety of specialized applications such as processing 100% liquid waste streams, utilizing ozone as a sterilant and supporting BSL-3 laboratories.

How It Works

Within 30 minutes, RBS's patented SSM technology macerates the waste while the particles are simultaneously surrounded by superheated water and steam until sterilization is achieved. Most bio-hazardous waste processors only disinfect waste; Red Bag Solutions’ SSM processing guarantees sterilization.