UV disinfection technology reduces pathogen transmission risk for keyboards and mice in healthcare environments
Ergotron, developer of the UV Angel automated disinfection system, has announced plans to integrate the UV Angel technology into many of its product lines, starting with CareFit Pro and StyleView, which are widely used by healthcare professionals across the globe.
A growing body of evidence shows that high-touch surfaces such as keyboards, mice and computer workstations are major transmitters of health-related pathogens.
Together, Ergotron and UV Partners will provide integrated preventative disinfection solutions to reduce pathogens on these frequently-touched, hard-to-clean surfaces around the clock, without disrupting workflows.
UV Partners’ proprietary technology platform, UV Angel, is an intelligent, automated UV-C light disinfection system that continuously monitors surfaces to detect when they have been used and automatically disinfects hundreds of times a day without any assistance from staff.
A recent clinical study demonstrated that bacteria levels were reduced by more than 99% on surfaces equipped with UV Angel technology.
We are providing a best-in-class solution that moves healthcare, and healthcare providers, forward by greatly reducing the threat of hospital-borne infections and allowing caregivers to focus more of their energy on patients
Charles Christ, chief technology officer and senior vice president of product development at Ergotron, said: “This joint initiative is a game-changer for hospitals, clinics and other healthcare environments concerned with reducing pathogens that can lead to serious, and even deadly, infections.
“Together with UV Angel technology, we are providing a best-in-class solution that moves healthcare, and healthcare providers, forward by greatly reducing the threat of hospital-borne infections and allowing caregivers to focus more of their energy on patients.”
UV Angel technology may be retrofitted onto existing StyleView medical carts and wall workstations or requested as an accessory on new orders.
Tom Byrne, chief executive at UV Partners, said: “We’re committed to advancing the development of our technology platform in the fight against bacteria-related infections to provide safer and healthier environments for patients, customers, employees and families.
“This initiative is a great example of how we work with companies to seamlessly integrate our UV Angel technology to deliver products that address mission-critical events in healthcare and other environments.”