Fully automated robotic HPV decontamination with validated results and monitoring.
Intelligent HPV decontamination
No operator programming is required. With built-in intelligent software ProXcide automatically adjusts every decontamination process and self-calibrates to variables in the specific environment each time, such as temperature, humidity and absorbency, providing outcomes that are consistent with the independent efficacy validation.
ProXcide delivers vaporised 7.9% hydrogen peroxide using a unique method of vapour dispersal technology combined with powerful circulation. The pulsed fan control ensures the vapour is evenly distributed throughout the room and makes contact with all surfaces requiring treatment, resulting in a comprehensive, reliable surface decontamination.
We understand the pressures healthcare staff are under to deliver quick patient turnaround times and that’s why the ProXcide cycle delivers validated log6 decontamination in under 2 hours with the room ready to use straight away. It’s been specially developed for critical care units in acute hospitals. Each unit can treat a volume of up to 170m3, enough to treat side rooms, toilets, small bays, and side wards in Neo-Natal Intensive care Units (NICUs), Intensive Care Units (ICUs), High Dependency Units (HDUs) and any other high-risk areas.
Deactivation of hydrogen peroxide
It provides reassurance and control over the process. There is no need to rely on environmental conditions for hydrogen peroxide to dissipate and it makes the decontamination process far more time efficient.
The operator can terminate the decontamination process at any time using the remote control system and go straight to the deactivation stage without needing to enter the room.
I would just like to extend my personal thanks to Invios for your work over the last 48 hours. From initial quotation on Wednesday to the HPV on Thursday (in less than 24 hours), the service we have received has been great.
Ben was brilliant when I called with a plea to see if Invios could come in at short notice on Thursday. This is allowing us to reset 3 hospital wards post Covid. Attempting to clear a hospital ward when we are operating at full capacity has been challenging but Gary was not phased at all and continued to work around us.
Quality and safety
The complete decontamination cycle incorporates an injection phase, ‘dwell’ phase, and a deactivation phase.
The vapour, called ProXcin, has a low concentration of hydrogen peroxide and is suitable for the hospital environment and patient equipment. It’s also safer to store than the solution used in many other systems, and allows quicker deactivation once decontamination is complete.
The machine has been independently validated by Public Health England’s Biosafety Investigation Unit at Porton Down. Tests reported >log6 reduction of microorganisms associated with HAIs including C. difficile.
ProXcide also prompts operators to work through an electronic process check sheet before every process, so staff and patients are never put in danger. Safety triggers are built in that detect any issues with the dispersal cycle and motion, such as premature entry into the room, which projects audible and visual alarms. An emergency stop button is also part of the detachable process monitor. A failsafe function ensures rapid reduction of hydrogen peroxide concentration in the event of technical issues or if motion is detected in the treatment space.
To guarantee an efficacious process, ProXcide will only confirm and record a successful cycle completion if the space has been fully decontaminated. On completion of the HPV cycle, an email report is automatically sent to a designated recipient to provide a robust audit trail for each treatment space, detailing the duration of the process and operator information.
Ease of Use
The decontamination procedure is controlled remotely via a detachable and portable process monitor; a Wi-Fi-enabled touch screen device that provides full visibility of the decontamination process during each stage.
For additional security, approved and trained operators only are given unique touch cards to activate the device.