High standards for hygiene Regulations and certifications play a huge role in the design of a hospital. And for Jörgen Pell and his team at White Arkitekter, one of the key considerations when working on the New Karolinska Solna hospital was hygiene logistics. Together with ASSA ABLOY Pell developed the ASSA Hygienic Handle to prevent the unnecessary spread of bacteria between different parts of the hospital. The ASSA Hygienic Handle makes it easy to open the door without using your hands. Instead, you can open doors with the underside of your arm, so the bacteria on your hands never comes into contact with the handle.