There is substantial evidence to prove that CleanSlate UV-C (CSUV-C hereafter) will kill between 99.97-99.9998% of the coronavirus on hospital equipment and personal items (e.g. stethoscopes, keys, glasses, PIV / ID cards, Smartphones, iPads, laptops, pagers, badges, etc.) and other non-porous surfaces. Standard Communications Inc. is the exclusive reseller and partner of CleanSlate UV for the Department of Veterans Affairs.
What is CleanSlate UV-C ?
- CSUV-C hereafter is a printer sized unit that staff, patients and visitors
sanitize items like pagers, mobile devices, stethoscopes, ID badges,
watches and all other non-porous surfaces.
- CSUV-C utilizes short-wavelength ultraviolet light, which destroys
nucleic acids and breaks apart germ DNA, preventing them from being
able to function or reproduce.
- CSUV-C is a 20-second process that is ASTM tested to deactivate MRSA,
C.DIFF, Salmonella, VRE, E. coli, Norovirus, Chickenpox, etc….
- A CSUV-C study confirms not only that the Coronavirus family is
susceptible to UVGI, that viruses are as susceptible as typical strands of
E. Coli, and that viruses require a lower UV-C dosage than C. Difficile.
- CSUV-C offers a log6 efficacy via a 10-second setting change.
How does it work?
No training is required. Hospital staff and visitors place their nonporous items or mobile devices inside the chamber of the CleanSlate UV unit and close the lid. Within a 20 second cycle, devices will be sanitized with UV-C light to destroy harmful bacteria and pathogens.
Why it’s important:
Staff & visitor items and equipment pose cross contamination risk. Coordinating proper sanitization and hand hygiene is a challenge. Fits a wide range of items. 20 second cycle time. No chemicals. Easy to use. Hospital grade efficacy and testing. Minimum Salient Characteristics Available upon requests.
COVID-19 & N95 Mask Guidance
- There is substantial evidence to prove that CleanSlate UV will kill between 99.97-99.9998% of the coronavirus on hospital equipment (e.g. stethoscopes, Vocera badges, etc.), mobile devices, and other non-porous surfaces.
- While veridical testing on the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) is not yet available to commercial labs, previous studies have analyzed the amount of UV-C light needed to deactivate Coronaviridae viruses. These studies show that C. Difficile spores are more difficult to kill than the Coronavirus genus.
- 3rd party lab testing has proven that CleanSlate UV kills 99.97% of C. Difficile in just 20 seconds.
- We plan to have specific kill rates on Coronavirus in the coming weeks. Until then, our team is confident relying on the underlying body of scientific knowledge as a benchmark for efficacy.
- Click here to view full manufacturer letter and academic citations.
N95 Mask Guidance
- Due to a significant shortage in N95 face masks, many facilities have inquired about the possibility of sanitizing masks and ensuring they are safe for re-use.
- A major 2018 study published in the American Journal of Infection Control examined the need to reuse masks in the event of an H1N1-like influenza pandemic where person-toperson contact was a major transmission risk. It specifically analyzed UV-C light’s capacity to sanitize masks and make them safe for re-use.
- This study concluded that:
1. UV-C light was capable of sanitizing 12 of 15 brands of
N95 face masks. See list below.
2. This required 1 J/cm2 of UV-C light irradiance (the
equivalent of five CleanSlate UV cycles).
3. The number of re-uses would be limited by strap
material degradation upon exposure to UV light, with
an upper threshold of 200 re-uses hypothesized.
- While this means it is likely that CleanSlate UV devices will be able to sanitize N95 masks, we are still in the process of validating this across specific models. For the time being it is advisable to run at least 5 standard (20 second) cycles to properly sanitize a mask, ensuring the cords and/or straps are not overlapping with the mask itself. We suggest fully reviewing the available science and making an independent evaluation before deciding on the appropriate protocol for your facility.
- N95 Respirator Models Successfully Sanitized with UVGI in 2018 study by D. Mills et al.:
1. 3M 1860
2. 3M VFlex 1805
3. Alpha Protech 695
4. Kimberly-Clark PFR
5. Moldex 1512
6. Prestige Ameritech
7. Sperian HC-NB295F
8. U.S. Safety AD4N95
9. Click to view the UV Study
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