UV Angel has conducted two separate third party laboratory tests on their UV Air product against surrogate pathogens. The tests conclusively support UV Angel Air’s claims to neutralize bacteria, fungus and viruses in the air. In addition, our Chief Medical Affairs and Science Officer, Dr. Linda D. Lee has conducted years of research, development and clinical studies for the advancement of ceiling mounted UV-C air treatment systems.
Reducing Keyboard Contamination
A clinical study was performed to evaluate the effectiveness of UV Angel Adapt to produce sustained reductions in pathogen contamination on keyboards, without requiring alterations for staff workflow. Data was compiled from bacterial samples taken pre- and post-implementation of UV Angel Adapt devices.
- Of 203 baseline samples, 95.1% were positive for bacteria.
- 25% of the baseline samples had HAI-related bacteria.
Comparison of pre- and post-UV-C decontamination values revealed a >99% reduction in keyboard bioburden before and after installation of the UV Angel Adapt units.
Decontamination of Computer Keyboards
On in-use keyboards, the UV Angel Adapt significantly reduced total bacterial counts and potential pathogens after a single 6-minute cycle, it was very effective in reducing MRSA and NDM-1–producing E coli on steel carriers positioned on keyboard keys.
Mitigating the Spread of Pathogens
Another study was conducted to evaluate the utility of UV lamps in mitigating the spread of pathogens in an ICU.
Testing of surfaces in the ICU including vitals monitors, ventilators, keyboards, dialysis machines and IV pumps
- Even with standard cleaning, a mosaic virus spread to 10% of surfaces in the ICU.
- Post UV light deployment, only 1.2% of surfaces tested positive for the DNA tracer.
- UV light slowed the spread of DNA virus with a 90% reduction at 48-hours.