G-CON Manufacturing is launching a transmissible disease containment POD (TDC POD).

The TDC POD differs from typical POD structures in width (8.5ft), which means it is easily transported by tractor-trailer or its own axle system.

TDC PODs also have double bag-in / bag-out HEPA filters, and will be equipped with their own generator unit.

All the features are in addition to standard POD features, which are readily deployable containment and cleanroom systems that include their own air handling systems, and cleanable epoxy internal surfaces.

PODs can be cleaned with a number of methods available, including vaporised hydrogen peroxide or chlorine dioxide.

In addition, prefabricated PODs are typically built in 18 weeks.

G-CON Manufacturing president Maik Jornitz said: "All our current POD systems already serve as either cleanroom environments and /or BSL containment systems.

"However, in light of recent events, we realised the need for even faster deployment and even better containment with redundancy functions in a transmissible disease application."

G-CON drew upon its technical knowledge in the development of three generations of PODs to innovate and launch the transmissible disease containment POD.

Mr Jornitz said: "Our comprehensive experience with biosafety level containment and cleanroom structures helped us to develop the TDC POD.

Each POD can hold a number of patients and equipment in a larger area, are easily deployable due to their robust aluminium structure, and represent the optimal containment due to redundant air filters."