Meritech is the world leader in automated hand washing. Our CleanTech systems perform a fully-automated 12-second handwash/sanitize/rinse cycle — removing 99.98% of dangerous pathogens. Passengers and crew alike appreciate the ease of use and the fast, effective hand wash experience. The primary infectious disease challenge faced by the cruise industry is Norovirus. Hand sanitizing solutions (such as alcohol gels) are often provided to passengers as a preventative measure — and those solutions are not nearly as effective as hand washing. Now, hand wash facilities (including automated hand wash systems such as CleanTech) are required by US CDC USP new ship building and refurbishment guidelines in specific locations.