by Brianna Crandall — May 10, 2017 — Sealed Air’s Diversey Care division has just introduced the MoonBeam3, a system that uses powerful ultraviolet (UV) technology to kill pathogens on high-touch surfaces in healthcare facility patient rooms, operating rooms, and bathrooms, as part of its acquisition of Cleveland-based Daylight Medical.
Designed to be used in conjunction with regular cleaning and disinfection, the portable UV disinfection system uses three individually adjustable arms to disinfect patient care equipment, fixtures, bed rails, work stations, monitors and more.
Carolyn Cooke, vice president, Healthcare North America, Diversey Care, stated:
Traditional UV disinfection towers are designed to disinfect vertically, meaning they can miss important surfaces in the horizontal direction. With adjustable coverage, MoonBeam3 provides a targeted approach that will allow our healthcare customers to take cleaning and disinfection to the next level and improve patient outcomes. Plus, it’s significantly more affordable than other technologies available in the market.
With cycle times as low as 90 seconds, MoonBeam3’s arms each generate a broad umbrella of intense, 254-nanometer wavelength, UVC light to quickly penetrate pathogen cells. The UV disinfection system has been clinically tested to achieve 3 to 5-log reductions in harmful pathogens such as MRSA, VRE, MDR Gram negative, norovirus and C. diff spores in a typical 180-second cycle.
Delivering chemical-free, fume-free pathogen elimination, MoonBeam3 incorporates a physical accelerometer and infrared motion sensing in the room, and uses a bright yellow “remote cover” that starts the device from outside of the room and automatically stops the cycle if entry is attempted.
For more information about the MoonBeam3 UV disinfection system, and other resources available from Diversey Care, visit the company’s Solutions Designed for Healthcare, which is Diversey Care’s integrated approach targeted to reduce the risk of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), improve patient outcomes and satisfaction, and safely and sustainably enhance a facility’s image. These solutions integrate products, processes, training and measurement systems to improve results, reduce risk and lower overall cost.