UV Angel, a pathogen control technology company in Grand Haven, has unveiled two new UV-C light devices that automatically and continuously treat the air and surfaces for harmful bacteria, fungi, and viruses. The company says its UV Angel Air and UV Angel Adapt provide health care leaders with tools to fight infectious diseases, including COVID-19.
UV Angel Adapt uses an intelligent, automated UV-C light treatment platform to continuously monitor and treat surfaces hundreds of times per day. It can be attached to keyboards, touch screens, and other frequently touched surfaces.
“We believe rapid deployment of UV Angel technology in hospitals around the country can provide immediate support to our health care workers on the frontlines of the fight against bacteria, fungus, and viruses like COVID-19,” says Tom Byrne, CEO of UV Angel.
“We are actively shipping our products to hospitals and military facilities throughout the country, including a VA hospital in Pennsylvania and an Air Force Base Medical Center. While there are no environmental treatment technology silver bullets, it’s critical we provide these health care workers with as many layers of protection as we can to help keep them safe and in the fight.”
UV Angel Air combines its UV-C air treatment system with standard in-ceiling lighting and requires no staff interaction. Air is circulated through a sealed UV-C chamber, where it is treated with a high intensity UV-C light. The treated air is then returned to the room.
“Many harmful pathogens are very sensitive to ultraviolet light,” says Linda Lee, chief science and medical officer at UV Angel and national environmental health expert. “UV Angel Air can neutralize bacteria, fungi, and viruses, including coronaviruses, traveling through the air, with applications not only in health care, but also in many commercial building and transportation environments including corporate offices, dental, education, airplanes, cruise ships, ride shares, food service, and more.”
UV Angel products come with a data platform that provides users the ability to track key performance indicators and access data.