Leading infection control company and franchisor, Bio-Rite, has announced that ten UK hospitals are now piloting the Company’s new UV Disinfection Unit called Bio-UV. The disinfection unit, manufactured in the UK, achieves a 4 log pathogen reduction in minutes and is designed for hospitals to decontaminate wards and areas contaminated with bacteria and viruses in a rapid, effective and safe manner.
“Infection control staff have been particularly keen to trial our proven UV light technology for infection reduction,” confirms Alan Wright, managing director, Bio-Rite Ltd. “The advantage of UV is its ability to kill bacteria and viruses without the need for chemicals. The operation of the unit makes decontamination both fast and effective and economical, enabling NHS staff to maintain an infection free health-care environment for vulnerable patients. In just twenty minutes an area can be returned to use, also helping nursing staff maximise the valuable resource of ward space.
“The Bio-UV device transmits UV-C light, which is a high-impact intervention to reduce infections,” continues Wright. “Irradiance measurements are traceable to National Standards allowing accurate calculation of process time, to achieve the required log reduction for specific micro-organisms using independently researched scientific data. Operated remotely via Wi-Fi, the trolley is provided with a tablet which allows the user to choose from a number of pre-set exposure times or enter a custom time depending on the exposure level required.
“Bio-UV is also simple to use,” continues Wright. “It can be wheeled in to a ward following cleaning, the appropriate UV dose selected and then it is left until the cycle is completed. Bio-Rite provides guaranteed service levels and all the necessary training and support for hospital infection control personnel using the equipment.”
Bio-Rite’s team has over 40 years’ experience in decontamination and infection control management. Bio-Rite is currently recruiting franchisees on a nation-wide basis. Bio-Rite is a British Franchise Association (bfa) Provisional Member and staff and franchisees are members of the Infection Prevention Society (IPS). For further information please Click here.