The latest news about UV disinfection and UV Smart

Passengers may disinfect their personal belongings using UV-C light at Schiphol

In addition to the existing coronavirus measures, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol has three new disinfection locations, at which passengers may also disinfect their personal belongings such as their phone, passport and keys using UV-C light. Passengers will find the three so-called ‘Sanitising Service’ points at Schiphol Plaza, in Lounge 2 as well as between Arrival Halls 3 and 4. This measure allows visitors as well as arriving, departing and transferring passengers to use the service points.

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Rabobank finances market introduction

On July 20th, LINK Magazine wrote UV Smart has obtained substantial financing from Rabobank.

“This financing accelerates product development and introduction of our innovative technology to create a safer environment in healthcare,” says Daan Hoek, one of the founders of UV Smart.

Rabobank is happy to support innovative enterprises: “We believe that UV Smart’s technology provides direct added value within healthcare. Disinfection is a “hot topic” and the need is increasing. The rapid development and realized growth of UV Smart give confidence to facilitate the next step, ” said Fabian Groeneveld of the Rabobank Startup & Scale-up team.

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Emergency release for COVID-19 in the media

Various media (NOS, RTL4, De Telegraaf, BNR, Radio3 and others) paid attention to the first delivery of the UV Smart Emergency version. It is used in academic and peripheral hospitals, care centers and labs for interim disinfection of personal protective equipment such as mouth masks and other small medical equipment.

Watch the Editie-NL broadcast back here.

RadboudUMC starts UV Smart “Emergency version”

Radboud University Hospital in Nijmegen has purchased two copies of the Emergency version to disinfect medical equipment and aids with UV-C light. It means “a huge gain in reducing virus load,” said Professor H. van Goor.

Read the message Radboudumc here.

CDC publishes review about disinfection mouth masks

In addition to conventional methods, innovations are rapidly becoming available for PPE disinfection. But which ones have been proven effective and safe? The American Centers of Disease Control (CDC) published a comprehensive review last week. UVGI is one of the useful options.

Read the full review here.

First CE mark for UV Smart equipment

The first commercial model of UV Smart, the D25, has obtained a class IIa medical CE certification. This supports the introduction of this new method at care centers and hospitals to minimize the spread of microorganisms and create a safer care environment.

Read the full press message here.

Webinar UV-C disinfection

UV-Smart organized a webinar for healthcare professionals. Three independent specialists (physician-microbiologist, expert infection prevention and professor of surgery education) discussed the most recent scientific publications and shared their insights and experiences with UV-C disinfection.

Watch the webinar here.

RIVM report positive about effectiveness of UV-C

On June 2, RIVM listed the conclusions from 38 international scientific publications about UV-C disinfection of mouth masks. Irradiating with UV-C can indeed inactivate micro-organisms, this long-awaited review showed. The effectiveness of the disinfection depends on all associated conditions and the result may differ per type of mask. This argues for personalized reuse, and for more validation research, says RIVM. Furthermore, RIVM writes in its report that “UV-C is generally quick and easy to apply, especially if a UV cabinet is used.” UV Smart endorses that conclusion and points out that disinfection of FFP-2 masks with its device has already been validated. This substantiates the further application of UV-C disinfection in the Netherlands.