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It is common knowledge that shared hand-held devices such as electronic scanners, tablets and tools carry risk of transferred infection between staff & personnel.

In fact, the latest tests on common surfaces published by the Virology Journal shows that SARS-CoV2 or Covid19 can live up to 28 days on metals and plastics.

While many businesses have taken measures to control the risk of spreading infection with the use of antibacterial wipes this is very inefficient and open to a hit & miss situation due to the human factor.

Wiping down individual hand-held scanners is an operation in itself taking crucial and costly time away from any business operations. Rushing the job creates even more room for error and not everyone may be as thorough as the last person. Notwithstanding this, how much is your business spending on antibacterial wipes and disposing of them? Not good for sustainability and the environment at the very least!

The ONCE BioShift UV-C disinfection chamber from Fotolec Technologies (GG Lighting Solutions) solves all of the issues around disinfection of hand-held devices. Designed by Signify and incorporating Philips technology, surfaces of items placed inside the ONCE BioShift chamber will be disinfected to 99.99% (Log6) within just 1 minute.

The technology works by high powered shortwave UV in the 254nm spectrum. This wavelength of light, which is emitted by the sun but blocked by our ozone layer, deactivates the RMA & DNA in living cells by breaking the strand.

The UV-C light technology used inside the ONCE BioShift UV-C disinfection chamber has undergone tests at Boston University in the US and since the start of the SARS CoV-2 pandemic, Dr. Anthony Griffiths, Associate Professor of Microbiology and his team have been working on developing tools to support scientific advancement in this field. During their research they have treated inoculated material with different doses of UV-C radiation coming from a Signify light source and assessed the inactivation capacity under various conditions. The team applied a dose of 5mJ/cm2, resulting in a reduction of the SARS-CoV-2 virus of 99% in 6 seconds. Based on the data, it was determined that a dose of 22mJ/cm2 will result in a reduction of 99.9999% in 25 seconds.

“Our test results show that above a specific dose of UV-C radiation, viruses were completely inactivated: in a matter of seconds we could no longer detect any virus,” said Dr. Anthony Griffiths. “We’re very excited about these findings and hope that this will accelerate the development of products that can help limit the spread of COVID-19.”

The ONCE BioShift UV-C chamber is a great tool for controlling the risk of transferred infection on multiple shared hand-held devices. Simply place evenly spaced multiple items inside the chamber close the door and press start. With multiple safety features and certified to a high standard ONCE BioShift can enhance onsite Health & Safety protocols to an elevated standard protecting staff and improving efficiencies.

GG Lighting Solutions

e: bioshift@ggls.co.uk

w: www.gglightingsolutions.co.uk

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