Procurement Trends: UV Room Disinfection II - January, 2021
January 4, 2021 | Procurement Trends
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, reducing healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) has become a top priority. Ultraviolet (UV) room disinfection systems are designed to reduce HAIs by disinfecting surfaces using UV light. These systems are typically portable towers that emit light in the UVC wavelength range. Microorganisms are highly susceptible to UV light at 253.7nm, which deactivates DNA/RNA and prevents reproduction and cellular repair. These systems are typically used for treating patient rooms, but can also be used in ORs, procedure rooms, and other medium-sized enclosed spaces. However, it is important to note that UV room disinfection devices are intended as a supplement...