Hospital Field Study Supports Use of UV-C Disinfection Robots in Routine Cleaning Processes
Updated: Sep 23, 2021
The Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control Journal has recently published the results of a field study in an academic hospital using a UV-C disinfection robot in the routine cleaning process.
The study states that: “Environmental surface decontamination is a crucial tool to prevent the spread of infections in hospitals. However, manual cleaning and disinfection may be insufficient to eliminate pathogens from contaminated surfaces. Ultraviolet-C (UV-C) irradiation deploying autonomous disinfection devices, i.e. robots, are increasingly advertised to complement standard decontamination procedures with concurrent reduction of time and workload.”
The research process looked at the impact of a UV-C disinfection robot in a clinical setting including factors such as usability and the effectiveness as an add-on to standard environmental cleaning and disinfection.
A summary of the field study results indicated that: “The UV-C irradiation significantly reduced the microbial growth on the surfaces after manual cleaning and disinfection.” See full results here .
Evolve Raybotix UV-C Disinfection Robots
As outlined in the above study, cleaning has become a far more rigorous regime for many industry sectors, including medical, with greater investment in disinfection equipment, solutions, and routines.
This is why Swansea based Evolve Raybotix launched cutting-edge UV-C disinfection robots supported by ozone onto the UK market mid 2020. Classified as medical devices, these robots can destroy microorganisms’ DNA structures, quickly and safely eradicating 99.9% of harmful bacteria and viruses in an environmentally friendly and chemical-free way.
Regular disinfection using the UV-C robot will keep the bioburden of any room, area, or space as low as can be – maintaining a safe environment for visitors and staff.
As part of their rigorous evaluation processes, Evolve Raybotix undertook its own laboratory testing to determine the efficacy of the robots in both controlled and uncontrolled environments. One experiment used medical grade bacteria in a laboratory-controlled setting, whereas the second involved taking swabs from a company canteen area which is frequented by circa 65 employees per day.
Testing & Research
As part of their rigorous evaluation processes, prior to bringing these robots to market, we undertook our own laboratory testing to determine the efficacy of the robots in both controlled and uncontrolled environments. One experiment used medical grade bacteria in a laboratory-controlled setting, whereas the second involved taking swabs from a company canteen area which is frequented by around 65 employees per day. Areas such as door and fridge handles, canteen tables and chairs were swabbed before and after the room was disinfected by the NEO model robot – the smallest and least powerful of the range which is most suited to areas of around 25m2.
The results showed that the disinfection efficiency involved a 98% reduction in bacteria and viruses in the non-controlled environment, and 99.9% reduction in the laboratory-controlled review. Both astoundingly positive outcomes which have been hugely useful in securing contracts and sales.
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