Ultra-V™

The intelligent disinfection robot that uses UV-C light ray technology for consistently effective decontamination.

Ultra-V is a portable UV-C light decontamination device to supplement manual cleaning. It emits light specifically at the wavelength 254nm through 10 powerful lamps. This level of high intensity light guarantees rapid decontamination ideal for high-risk areas such as intensive care units (ICUs), neonatal intensive care units (NICUs), isolation rooms, side rooms, A&E and operating theatres. It’s also well-suited for high-throughput areas where patients are being regularly admitted and discharged, allowing you to maintain turnaround speeds and prevent backlogs without compromising on patient safety. It can also be used to decontaminate hospital equipment.

UV-C light has been proven to kill vegetative bacteria by destroying the nucleic acid in DNA after breaking down the outer layer of the organism. Ultra-V offers reliable, repeatable decontamination with consistent efficacy that has been independently validated. Each process is documented with a report emailed straight to your inbox so you always have the ability to demonstrate with a robust audit trail that validated decontamination has been completed.

Our hospital studies show that a manual deep clean followed by a decontamination with Ultra-V delivers the same pathogen reduction as multiple manual deep cleans, in a fraction of the time. As an example of this, Clostridium difficile is highly resistant to manual cleaning and can remain viable on surfaces for several years. However, carrying out a single treatment with Ultra-V rapidly deactivates C-diff spores.

Sensors we call Spectromes are placed around the room to monitor the decontamination process, wirelessly communicating with the main unit to control the amount of UV-C light necessary for effective decontamination.

Following completion of our training programme, all operators are issued with a unique key card to activate Ultra-V processes. The unit has been designed to require only one operator, allowing you to free up staff time.

Design

Ultra-V contains patented Spectrome technology, which analyses, measures and adjusts the UV-C exposure for each room to provide consistent and measurable results so you have the confidence and knowledge that a full decontamination cycle has taken place.

This technology is unique to Ultra-V and ensures that the chosen area is fully decontaminated, including in any dark corners or diverse surface areas. The system can achieve between a log 6 and log 4 reduction of a broad spectrum of pathogens, including a log 6 reduction of Clostridium difficile spores and a log 5 reduction of bacteria. Ultra-V can therefore inactivate C diff, Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Vancomycin-resistant Enterococci (VRE).

It also has 10 UV-C light emitting lamps that are able to cover more exposed surfaces. Four rotating castors and a 360⁰ handle enable complete manoeuvrability and easy manipulation through rooms and corridors.

Simple to use without compromise on safety features; all the operator has to do is position the device and set up the Spectromes. The device calibrates to its surroundings every time to ensure efficient decontamination. Proven to significantly reduce biological contamination across a broad range of organisms, and reduces the risk of Hospital Acquired Infections (HAIs) in acute healthcare environments.

Advanced safety features

Ultra-V uses Wi-Fi to enable remote control operation from outside the treatment area. This eliminates the risk of operator exposure to UV-C light.

A movement sensor system of four passive infrared (PIR) sensors automatically switches off the lamps when unexpected movement is detected in the treatment space. Accidental entry to the room will cause immediate and safe shut-off of the device.

An emergency stop button can be used at any time to terminate the process instantly.

Ultra-V uses no chemical compounds, avoiding any of the potential risks or environmental problems of biochemical disinfection. That also means that Ultra-V requires less preparation than other decontamination systems such as hydrogen peroxide vapour (HPV), where require operators must spend time sealing up airways such as ventilation ducts and fire-detector heads.

UV-C Case Studies

Microbiological evaluation of UV disinfection effectiveness in a specialist cystic fibrosis clinic

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust was using a hydrogen peroxide vapour (HPV) system to decontaminate spaces which caused significant downtime of several hours which the Trust wanted to reduce. This led to an evaluation of UV-C decontamination to assess the efficacy of UV-C decontamination (Ultra-V) on surfaces both directly and indirectly exposed to UV-C radiation, using a Total Viability Count (TVC) method to culture aerobically forming colonies.

Microbiological evaluation of UV disinfection effectiveness in a specialist cystic fibrosis clinic

Patients with cystic fibrosis are more prone to infections, potentially leading to longer hospital stays as a result of acquiring an infection in hospital. The aim of this study was to compare the effectiveness of Ultra-V UV-C versus current disinfection method chlorine – containing solution (Tristel) in CF clinic at Royal Papworth Hospital.

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Product Comparison

Disinfection Robots

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Product name Technology External remote process monitor Validated Reporting Power sockets needed Average time to decon single bedroom Infection log reduction Consumables used Transports as single unit Deactivation required Safety sensors Safe system access Validated efficacy Process validation
UV-C
2
30 mins
Log4-5*
10 UV lamps
Yes
Approved user card
Spectrome technology
UV-C
Fully Installed
30 mins
Log4-5*
3 UV lamps
Fixed unit
Approved user card
Calibration using Spectrome technology
HPV
2
2hr
Log6*
Proxcin solution 7.5% H2O2
Yes
Approved user card
Built in Process Analyser with SmartCycle A
HPV
1
3hrs
Log6*
Deproxin solution 5% H2O2
Yes
Key
Attached process analyser