Daro UV Systems accelerates production of mobile UV disinfection

British manufacturer has produced a tablet-controlled fully portable UV germicidal unit with motion-sensor safety feature

As a result of the Coronavirus pandemic, Daro UV Systems has accelerated the production of its Mobile UV Disinfection unit. The British manufacturer (part of the Daro Group), is keen to encourage greater awareness around the benefits of UV when it comes to infection prevention.

The Mobile UV Disinfection Unit is a tablet controlled fully portable UV germicidal unit with motion-sensor safety feature, designed to quickly and effectively disinfect rooms and visible contents to prevent the spread of infection and cross contamination.

With easy to use technology, the unit can be placed in any room for just 10 minutes and will fully disinfect surfaces, accessible objects, and air within a 2.5 metre radius. Repositioning and multiple cycles are recommended to reach all parts of a room. The UV-C light in the lamps deactivates the DNA in viruses and bacteria, preventing replication and essentially 'killing' the organism, thus removing the threat of infection.

It is essential that there is no personal exposure to the UV lamps, therefore the equipment has motion sensors built in to cut the UV activity, to automatically keep unit operators safe.

In its latest Covid-19 update, based on current disinfection data and empirical evidence, the International Ultraviolet Association (IUVA) believes that UV disinfection technologies can play a role in a multiple barrier approach to reducing the transmission of the virus causing COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2.

Daro UV, an NHS approved supplier and specialist in ultraviolet (UV) systems since 1985, specialises in the design and manufacture of UV products for water, air and surface disinfection and hygiene equipment - using long-wave UV light. Since the onset of the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak, Daro has focused its manufacturing capability to producing as many UV products as possible, including the mobile disinfection unit and its Hand Inspection Cabinet.

Julian Cant, General Manager at Daro UV Systems, said: "Unlike with antibiotics and chemical disinfectants, bacteria and viruses have not been known to develop further resistance to UV, making it a long-term option for ongoing protection in locations such as hospitals, surgeries, schools, care homes and gyms.

"As UV kills 99.99% of pathogens it is effective in infection prevention and in the control of the spread of viruses without producing further chemical waste. Used in conjunction with existing cleaning protocols, UV provides reassurance, saves time and helps reduce further additional chemical waste. Our safe use of UV in the workplace training ensures that the equipment is used safely."

Mervyn Douglas, Managing Director of the Daro Group, added: "We and many of our customers firmly believe that we need to adapt to the fact that new viruses are not going disappear. Therefore, we are looking to our R&D programme to develop future applications of UV in the automated fight against viruses. Utilising the Group's movement technology, we will be developing remote-controlled units and products that can be used discreetly and safely.

"It is critical that there is a broader understanding of how UV technology can offer so much at this time. We want to support businesses, individuals and organisations create safer and cleaner environments," Douglas added.