With the spread of new coronavirus variants, the market demand for infection prevention solutions based on UV-C ultraviolet light is expected to reach 18.94 billion US dollars by 2030, with an average annual growth rate of 59.7% from 2021 to 2030 . Another factor driving the demand is the increase in hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) and causing more deaths globally due to the rise in antibiotic resistance, even for uncomplicated infections.

Autonomous UV-C disinfection robots have emerged as a complementary solution to standard cleaning and disinfection practices to address HAI issues and the heightened hygiene requirements of the COVID-19 pandemic. The UVD Robot is a fully autonomous mobile robot that uses UV-C light to kill viruses and bacteria, providing a complementary solution for infection control and prevention.

As a global leader in infection prevention solutions and services, Ecolab is committed to helping health systems and hospitals improve patient outcomes, ensuring employee and facility hygiene through a programmatic approach that achieves clinical, operational and financial value. Ecolab expands its global portfolio of infection prevention solutions to include UVD Robots in its offerings for healthcare customers. These customers include nursing care hospitals, inpatient and outpatient clinics, ambulatory surgical and rehabilitation clinics and other nursing care facilities.

Per Juul Nielsen, CEO of UVD Robots, believes that the cooperation with Ecolab is a sufficient validation of the efficiency of UVD Robots’ autonomous solutions. “We’re delighted that this collaboration is now extending to medical institutions around the world,” he said, adding that UVD Robots’ UV-C disinfection technology can sterilize an operating room in about 8 to 15 minutes. disinfect.

Claus Risager, Chairman of UVD Robots and CEO of Blue Ocean Robotics, said: “UVD Robots solves the challenge of repositioning disinfection lights and minimizes occlusion issues that have hindered the full adoption of UV-C disinfection, while providing 24/7 availability. Real-time compliance and effectiveness reporting of disinfection programs.”

UVD Robots is a subsidiary of Blue Ocean Robotics, the world’s leading professional service robot development group. Ecolab is a global leader in water, sanitation and infection prevention solutions and services dedicated to protecting people and vital resources.

Reviewing editor: Fu Ganjiang

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