Medica 2022

This year we were again part of the world's leading medical trade fair MEDICA in Düsseldorf, which is always the highlight of the year for us.

This time, we shared the stand with our colleagues from Ubtech, who were showcasing, in addition to the UV-C disinfection robot Adibot A, further innovations. The autonomous wheelchair PathFynder and the professional cleaning robot Cleinbot were very popular amongst the visitors.

Of course, our self-disinfecting drain trap MoveoSiphon was not to be missed, which we were able to present in a fresh look this year with a new stand design and new flyers.

All in all, we look back on a successful trade fair with many interesting discussions, new contacts and impressions. We would like to thank all visitors to our stand as well as our partners and say: See you next year from 13 to 16 November at MEDICA 2023!

MoveoSiphon ST 24: Prevention of Horizontal Gene Transfer (HGT)

Resistance to antibiotics is an issue the WHO is dealing with since several years. Due to bacterial resistance, especially multi-resistance, a growing number of infections are becoming harder to treat as the antibiotics used to treat them become less effective.

This leads to longer hospital stays, higher medical costs and increased mortality. Bacteria have an exceptional genetic flexibiliy and can respond rapidly to environmental changes. By horizontal gene transfer, the antibiotic resistance can be transferred to other bacteria. Resistances develop where many bacteria live close to each other,  especially within the protected area of biofilms!

The dual approach of the MoveoSiphon ST24 – thermal disinfection of the trap liquid and vibration cleaning of the trap – prevents the development of biofilm and thus the transfer and spread of bacteria and genes that carry resistance information.

See for yourself how the MoveoSiphon ST24 works and visit us at MEDICA trade fair (Hall 11 G68), taking place from 15-18 November 2021 in Düsseldorf.

Multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacteria in sink traps

Multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacteria are gaining ground –smart solutions are urgently needed!


Nosocomial and community-acquired infections are still the major challenge of the health care system. Although latest news about declining figures of MRSA-infected patients in Germany indicate successful countermeasures, multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacteria are gaining ground – infections caused by these pathogenes dramatically increase worldwide.1 Water samples from different places in Germany already show negative impact on the environment.2 

Possible transmission paths that lead to a particular risk for vulnerable patients and infants, are diverse: directly from human to human, via aerosols, dust and droplets, or by contact with infected environment. The necessary antibiotic treatment of colonised and infected individuals causes selection pressure and development of pathogen resistance. The resistance genes of bacteria which are located e.g on plasmids, are able to transfer this genetic information across spezies barriers to other bacteria. Biofilms on wet surfaces encourage the gene transfer. 

Therefore, it is of special significance to identify and to exclude reservoirs of bacteria permanently. Investigations of outbreaks with multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacteria have revealed a number of reservoirs in hospitals. Among them sink traps that are known to emit infectious aerosols during water supply.


The MoveoSiphon ST 24



is a self-disinfecting sink trap, which eliminates the  pathogens in the water of the drain trap effectively and permanently. The MoveoSiphon replaces the standard sink trap and kills the germs in the water seal by continuous disinfection and cleaning cycles. Simultanuously the disinfection device prevents biofilm formation and the transmission of resistance genes. 

The MoveoSiphon is successfully used in clinical facilities for more than 10 years. In conjunction with standard hygiene measures, the installation of the MoveoSiphon reduces the patient colonization and infections by waterborne bacteria, the need for antibiotics as well as the patient isolation days.3,4

The MoveoSiphon is a patented system for effective infection prevention, working without the use of chemicals. The GMS (German Medical Science) Consensus Report mentions that self-disinfecting sink traps are intelligent solutions for reservoir-based prevention in sanitary facilities.5 The DGKH (German Society of Hospital Hygiene)-recommendation for Pseudomonas aeruginosa and the KRINKO Commission for Hospital Hygiene and Infection Prevention at the Robert Koch Institute)-recommendation or AWMF (Association of the Scientific Medical Societies in Germany)-guideline for hand hygiene recommend self-disinfecting sink traps for high risk areas like neonatal intensive care units, burn units and haemato-oncology units but also for sanitary areas of cystic fibrosis patients and for the prevention of Pseudomonas infections.6,7,8


We would be happy to provide you with technical details of our disinfection device.

If you are interested, please send an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call +49 351 4 26 43 00-0.



1Fachkongress der DGHM in Bochum/2018 (Ärzte Zeitung online, 20.02.2018)

2Pharmazeutische Zeitung, 07/2018

3Sissoko und Sütterlin (2004), DGKH-Kongress Berlin

4Monatszeitschrift Kinderheilkunde (2013), Suppl 2, DGKJ-PO-12-11

5Exner et al., GMS Hygiene and Infection Control 2017, Vol.12

6KRINKO, Bundesgesundheitsbl 2016 (59),1189-1220

7AWMFLeiitlinie Nr. 029/027

8Exner et al., Hyg Med 2016; 41-4