Ultraviolet Devices, Inc. (UVDI), a global leader in UV-C surface disinfecting and indoor air quality products, today announced its first Italian hospital studies demonstrating the advanced effectiveness of the UVDI-360 Room Sanitizer will be presented at the 16th World Congress on Public Health 2020, taking place October 12 – 16, 2020. The novel research, conducted by Dr. Gabriele Messina, Associate Professor of Public Health, University of Siena, at the Rugani Hospital Monteriggioni in Siena, demonstrates the UVDI-360’s ability to inactivate pathogens in the hospital environment as part of varied cleaning protocols, in multiple high-risk locations and at different disinfecting cycle times.
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Researchers from the University of Siena will present "Six ultraviolet minutes for cleaner operating theatres" at the 16th World Congress on Public Health 2020. (Photo: Business Wire)
Presentations from Dr. Messina and his Team at the University of Siena include:
(1) one poster sharing preliminary data of a cross-sectional study measuring overall pathogen reduction on high-touch surfaces in hospital rooms pre-and-post use of the UVDI-360 Room Sanitizer as a supplement to terminal cleaning. Preliminary findings conclude 83% of sites sampled had 0 CFU following the use of the UVDI-360 Room Sanitizer.
(2) a second poster sharing preliminary data of a cross-sectional study demonstrating overall pathogen reduction in operating rooms in six minutes with the UVDI-360 Room Sanitizer used in multiple protocols: with no manual cleaning, manual cleaning in-between operating room use and as a supplement to manual terminal cleaning.
(3) an oral presentation sharing research demonstrating 3-and-4-log reductions of Candida auris at 2.44 meters using the UVDI-360 Room Sanitizer.
(4) a third poster illustrating a simulation model of microbe distribution on surfaces to inform future UV-C testing.
Title: Six ultraviolet minutes for cleaner operating theatres
Track: Health Technology Assessment
Title: Analytical approach for a better control of environmental contamination
Track: Hospital hygiene (including AMR), healthcare-associated infections (HAI)
Title: A simulation model of microbe overlapping for the correct estimation of UV-C device log-reduction
Track: Healthcare Technology Assessment
Oral Presentation: Tuning a UV-C device to challenge new threats in the sanitization setting of healthcare facilities
Date and Time: October 13th, 12:15-13:15
Poster abstracts are accessible via the World Congress website, https://wcph2020.com/. The poster presentations may be accessed through UVDI’s website following their presentation.
UVDI's Mission is to make a cleaner, safer, and healthier world through advanced UV-C solutions that disinfect the air and surfaces in the environments we live, work, and play in. Founded in 1949 by Louis Veloz, UVDI designs and makes next-generation germicidal Ultraviolet light solutions in California applying over 70 years and three generations of family craftsmanship and care. The UVDI-360 Room Sanitizer is now used globally in over 25 countries in the world’s leading hospitals, where it has been proven in peer-reviewed, published studies to reduce Healthcare-Associated Infections and inactivate the highest-risk pathogens. UVDI is proud to be a certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE).
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