The Diversey Care division of Sealed Air has received the 2017 Association for the Healthcare Environment (AHE) Innovation Award for its MoonBeam3 Disinfection System, a device using powerful ultraviolet (UVC) technology to kill pathogens on high-touch surfaces
The annual Innovation Award recognises products, processes and technology advancements that help improve patient outcomes.
Designed to be used in conjunction with manual cleaning and disinfection, the three adjustable arms in the MoonBeam3 system allows users to target the UVC dose, taking disinfection to the next level.
The arms each generate a broad umbrella of intense 254 nm wavelength UVC light to quickly kill pathogens. The system has been third-party tested and demonstrates 3–log to 5–log reductions in harmful pathogens such as MRSA, VRE, MDR Gram negative bacteria and norovirus in as little as 3 minutes and Clostridium difficile spores in as little as 10 minutes.
Carolyn Cooke, VP of North American Healthcare Sector at Diversey Care, said: “We are honoured to receive this award and are very excited about this portable, fast and easy-to-use innovation.
"Traditional UV disinfection tower designs are most effective on vertical surfaces and often provide a lower dose of UVC to horizontal surfaces like beds or overbed tables. With adjustable coverage, MoonBeam3 allows users to direct the dose to high-touch surfaces.”
Weighing less than 40 pounds, the MoonBeam3 system is portable, enabling environmental services professionals to disinfect even tight spaces like patient restrooms.
It also incorporates a number of safety features, including infrared motion sensors, proximity sensors and a physical accelerometer.
The bright yellow cover acts as a safety cone to alert staff and visitors that the device is in use, the cover also acts as a remote control that starts the device from outside of the room and automatically stops the cycle if entry or motion is detected.