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GUY’S & ST THOMAS’ - An ASP Centre of Excellence

As the industry’s leader in infection prevention, Advanced Sterilisation Products (ASP) is focused on helping to provide the safest possible environments for patients and healthcare individuals worldwide.

To help encourage best practice, ASP has developed a Centre of Excellence Program recognising hospitals that share our high level of commitment to infection prevention. This is designed so that the professional community can share best practice in a practical setting and take advantage of peer-to-peer discussion and debate with leading infection prevention specialists.

For example, we are pleased to welcome Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, working in partnership with Essentia, as an officially recognised ASP Centre of Excellence.

The Trust will be profiled as part of ASP’s efforts to advance infection prevention around the world. This may involve inviting hospital representatives to engage in international speaking opportunities at other hospitals and conferences as well as hosting training and education seminars and site visits by infection prevention experts and scientists across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).


Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest hospital trusts in the UK combining two of London’s oldest and best-known teaching hospitals. Both have been at the forefront of medical progress since they were founded and continue to have a reputation for excellence and innovation.

Essentia is Guy’s and St Thomas’ in-house provider of nonclinical healthcare services and within the Sterile Services Unit it reprocesses in excess of 8,000,000 instruments per year. They provide fast, flexible state of the art instrument reprocessing services to the very highest standards.

These Include:

  • Theatre and clinical instrument reprocessing
  • Endoscope reprocessing
  • Instrument sterilisation
  • Cleaning and disinfection of large bulky items
  • Gas plasma sterilisation

Enabling Physicians To Provide The Best Possible Outcomes For Patients

The ASP Center of Excellence Program is still in its infancy, but the company is committed to building a worldwide network of university teaching hospitals or clinics that are active in advancing technologies for infection prevention and instrument processing.

“ As a company, we focus on innovation and ways that we can work closely with healthcare facilities to identify areas where we can add value above and beyond the infection prevention solutions that are currently available. The EMEA region has a diverse range of experience in combating the increasing burden of healthcare associated infections, and the Centre of Excellence Program is an initiative that we want to establish so that physicians from across different geographies can work together to drive best- in-class infection prevention and control to ensure the best possible outcomes for patients.”

Philippe Destrez, R&D Director

Europe, Middle-East & Africa

Advanced Sterilsation Products


ASP will become Johnson & Johnson’s infection prevention leader and will strive to create the safest possible environments for patients and their families, healthcare workers, providers and communities.


By living the Johnson & Johnson Credo, we will anticipate meet and exceed customer needs and develop integrated solutions using innovative technologies that dramatically reduce the human and financial costs of healthcare associated infections.

We will strive without reserve for the greatest possible reliability and quality in our products; to be the unsurpassed standard of comparison and to be recognised as a company of dedication, honesty, integrity and service.