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Category: Infection Control
Product description and innovation synopsis:
Protect your patients, staff and visitors from airborne bacteria, viruses, mold and HAI’s throughout your facility with the patented UV24 system. Overhead, out of sight, the patented UV24 system provides continuous ultraviolet protection against airborne pathogens, all safely hidden behind standard-sized fluorescent or LED ceiling lights. The fast, continuous UV24 air purification system works around the clock to provide fresh, clean air to breathe. UV24 combines an ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) chamber and air circulating fans with an overhead ceiling light to allow for 24/7 operation in occupied spaces.
What sets this product apart from others available in the industry?
There isn’t anything like the UV24 on the market. It combines an overhead room light with UV disinfection to remove airborne pathogens out of the environment, which ultimately also reduce surface settling of pathogens. Since there is no UV exposure to patients or staff, it works 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
How does this product benefit the surgical team and aid in better outcomes?
The UV24 will help reduce HAI’s and SSIs of patients and also help keep the staff healthy and safe.