May 10th, 2019

// OptiSolve Germ Report on Hotels reveals which surfaces have the most germs in a hotel

OptiSolve Germ Report on Hotels reveals which surfaces have the most germs in a hotel

TORONTO, May 8, 2019 /CNW/ - We all know how dirty hotel rooms can be but where are the worst places for germs? Join the OptiSolve® Germ Report team and host, Jason "The Germ Guy" Tetro as they unleash the powers of their Pathfinder® technology to make the invisible visible in hotel rooms. Get ready to discover how hazardous hotel rooms might be. On May 14 the OptiSolve Germ Report on Hotels is premiering at the Canadian Sustainability Conference, booth 432 in Toronto and on the web at

This investigative report utilizes OptiSolve's ground-breaking process to image and assess high touch surfaces in hotel rooms. The results show that a star rating has nothing to do with cleanliness. 

According Brad Evans, CEO of OptiSolve, the results are more than surprising. "It is frightening when we consider that germs known to thrive in hotel rooms like the antibiotic resistance superbug Acinetobacter baumannii from the dirty dozen of pathogens can survive on a surface for up to three weeks." It's why OptiSolve has developed a proprietary process to transform the cleaning industry. "OptiSolve provides a breakthrough that facilitates precision cleaning to improve environmental health and safety in all types of facilities from hotels to hospitals to food manufacturing plants to educational facilities and offices." 

OptiSolve is a division of the family-owned Canadian company Charlotte Products Ltd. It is an environmental monitoring system that utilizes a unique optical sensor technology, called Pathfinder, to image and assess surfaces for microbial contamination (see photo). 

In February, OptiSolve was awarded a $4.5 million Genome Canada grant to further enhance the Pathfinder technology to allow for recognition and identification of specific pathogen species to make the invisible visible. As Evans points out," This grant takes us to the next level where we will be able to identify deadly pathogens such as C. difficile and Listeria on surfaces in real time."  

Visit to find out more about the OptiSolve Pathfinder and how it can help reduce the risks of infection in hotels and everywhere germs can be found.

SOURCE OptiSolve, a division of Charlotte Products Ltd.


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