Nexmed Healthcare Solutions has partnered with UV-D Robots to bring the world’s first fully autonomous UV-C disinfection robot to Africa.

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About UV-D Robots:

UV-D Robots, a subsidiary of Blue Ocean Robotics and based in Denmark, are recognized as global leaders in autonomous UV-C disinfection. Having produced the world’s first fully autonomous UV-C robot, UV-D Robots have won a multitude of awards recognizing their continuous contribution to technology and infection prevention.

What is UV-C disinfection

UV-C disinfection, otherwise known as UVGI – ultraviolet germicidal irradiation, is an established method of disinfection utilized to prevent the spread of harmful pathogens. The technology makes use of specialized lamps that emit short-wavelength ultraviolet light, mostly at 253.7nm which is the optimal wavelength for peak germicidal effect. The light inactivates the pathogen by destroying its nucleic acid, thereby disrupting its DNA and leaving it unable to perform vital cellular functions.

Why use a UV-C robot

For UV-C disinfection to take place effectively, it is reliant on 4 factors, namely:  distance from the surface, time of exposure, intensity, and line of site.  UV-C, like visible light, travels in a straight line and cannot bend around objects.  Therefore, if an object is in the path of light, it will create a “shadow” (unexposed) area.  UV-C is governed by the same law of physics that applies to visible light, namely the inverse square law of light.  This dictates that as the UV-C beams move further away from a surface or object, its intensity reduce drastically.  The UV-D Robot overcomes these limitations due to its autonomy, which allows it to move around an area in close proximity to all surfaces and objects, thereby maintaining its intensity and overcoming shadow areas.

Please note:  UV-C is harmful to skin and eyes and cannot be used in an occupied room without the use of our UV-C protective shield.

How does the UV-D Robot work?

The UV-D Robot utilizes 8 full-length UV-C lamps capped at peak germicidal output (253.7nm). This means that is it able to provide 360-degree coverage and maximum UV-C exposure with each disinfection carried out. The UV-D Robot utilizes proprietary software to map your facility and to validate your disinfection. Once the UV-D Robot is programmed with a map of your facility, it is able to carry out a fully autonomous disinfection up to 99.999%. The UV-D Robot is built with safety in mind and comes equipped with multiple safety mechanisms.

Validation

In addition, we offer UV-C dosimeters coupled with UV-D Robots proprietary software. The UV-C dosimeters are stickers that are placed in hard to reach “shadowed” areas to prove that the UV-D Robot has disinfected those areas. This is indicated by a change in colour of the sticker as a result of UV-C exposure.

Key Benefits of using the UV-D Robot

Fully autonomous

Fully autonomous

The UV-D Robot provides optimal exposure of UV-C to contaminated areas.

No shadowing

No shadowing

Utilizing its intelligent robotics, the UV-D Robot can position itself multiple times in a room to eliminate shadow areas

Large scale decontamination

Large scale decontamination

The UV-D Robot can carry out large area decontamination without the need for manual repositioning or additional staff members (i.e. hospitals, airports, hotels, cruise ships)

Actively fights hospital acquired infections and AMR

Actively fights hospital acquired infections and AMR

The UV-D Robot has been tested effective against: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Escherichia coli (E.coli) Klebsiella Pneumoniae (CRE), Vancomycin-resistant Enterococci (VRE) Candida Albicans, Clostridium difficile( C.Diff), Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Acinetobacter baumannii and the Coronavirus family of viruses.

Next-gen disinfection technology

Next-gen disinfection technology

The UV-D Robot is regarded as a top next-gen technology in the fight against harmful pathogens as recommended by Forbes.

Clinically Tested & Verified by

When it comes to harmful life-threatening pathogens, it is critical to substantiate the effectiveness of UV-C against various harmful pathogens. For this reason, the UV-D Robot has undergone many years of clinical testing by leading microbiology laboratories and continues to undergo further testing and validation as new superbugs arise.