Single product, single focus, single outcome
NEXT GENERATION CLEANING TECHNOLOGY
Soniclean is an established multi-award-winning medical device company boasting over 30 years of ultrasonic technology research and development for the primary purpose of cleaning surgical instruments. Soniclean’s commitment and focus is on user and patient safety, providing a machine with this intent.
Soniclean was established in 1993 by WahTong Lee and his beloved, now late wife, Susan Lee—a Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH) nurse
educator turned entrepreneur. Her background in nursing was instrumental to the product’s market entry. WahTong, a first generation Australian had studied product design in the 1970s at the old South Australian School of Art, where he designed an ultrasonic cleaning machine for his final year project.
PIONEERING PULSE SWEPT POWER TM
In 1988, Soniclean’s founding R&D company, Transtek Systems, was awarded a Government Industry Research and Development (GIRD) grant. This led to the development of ultrasonic technology now known as Pulse Swept Power™ replacing fixed standing waves ultrasonics for cleaning purposes. This approach is now accepted as best practice globally.
Innovation explores unexplored areas of value and usage.”— Co-founder, WahTong Lee
WahTong’s background as a pianist, a potter visual/3D artist brings a unique understanding and approach to the technology. Soniclean’s design philosophy of being friendly to the environment and integrating future proofing design decisions, benefits health care providers in over 40 countries. These machines are also used to facilitate scientific research outcomes, and widely used in food and beverage manufacturing, industrial, mining, space, defence and laboratory settings, where deep yet gentle precision cleaning is required.
According to WahTong, the essence of good design is minimal impact on the environment when a product is used, generating “best possible practice always.”.
Soniclean’s DNA in design and position in the medical device category recognises the challenges central sterilization services departments (CSSDs) are tasked with of helping ensure non-single use instruments are safe to re-use, while meeting the challenge of preventing degradation and preserving the functionality of expensive instruments.
We urge and support designers of medical devices and instruments to consider cleaning and reprocessing challenges when designing.” — CEO, Robyn S. Lee, GAICD
A CONTINUING GENERATION AND CULTURE OF COMMITMENT
Soniclean’s research & development team have been turning their focus towards the complex question of “how clean is clean?”, optimising performance to quantifiable repeatable cleaning results.
Eldest daughter and current CEO, Robyn Lee, works with her father continuing Soniclean’s custodianship and commitment to user and patient safety contributing towards a better, safer world through design.
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