by Brianna Crandall — May 31, 2017 — Sealed Air’s Diversey Care division just introduced the SKY7Xi, a mobile device disinfection solution for healthcare environments. In one minute or less, SKY safely disinfects tablets and smartphones with high-intensity ultraviolet (UV) light that penetrates the cells of pathogens such as viruses, bacteria and spores, claims Diversey Care.
Carolyn Cooke, vice president, Healthcare North America, Diversey Care, pointed out:
Phones and tablets, which are being used with increased frequency within healthcare facilities, are extremely high-touch surfaces and potential sources of healthcare-associated infections. SKY is portable and easy to use, enabling fast and effective disinfection of facility-owned healthcare worker and visitor devices and allowing organizations to create safer and more satisfying environments of care.
The SKY7Xi disinfects devices with targeted shortwave germicidal ultraviolet (UVC) light rather than fumes or chemicals, making it a safe and effective method for reducing handheld device pathogen transmission. It achieves up to a 5-log reduction in harmful pathogens including MRSA, VRE, MDR-Gram negative, Norovirus and C. diff spores, says the company.
With desktop, wall-mount and mobile-cart options, the mobile device disinfection solution can be placed in multiple locations. The unique design provides 360-degree coverage and can accommodate devices up to 1 inch thick by 8 inches wide and 12 inches long.