Our patented technology provides a fast, safe and efficient method for disinfecting medical tubing – even during use.
Biofilm can be formed on the inner surfaces of medical tubing within 24 hours.
It provides a perfect breeding ground for pathogenic microorganisms and is very difficult to eradicate in places where traditional disinfectants cannot be used, such as venous catheters or endotracheal tubes in use.
In the US, healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) accounts for about 1.7 millions infections and 100,000 deaths each year.
Disinfection of the inner surface of catheters and endotracheal tubes during use
Kills all types of bacteria
No light exposure to the patient (medical tubes are non-transparent in UV-C spectral region)
UVC light has been used for more than 100 years for disinfection of drinking water. UVC disinfection is a physical process where the UVC light modify/destroys the DNA of microbial cells such that cell multiplication is prohibited.
UVC – disinfection works both in air and saline solutions and is effective against all types of bacteria and fungi – including drug-resistant bacteria.
Shielded exposure of UV light. No light exposure to patient tissue and staff.
UV Clinical has developed a unique technology, which can disinfect (4 – log reduction) inner surfaces of indwelling medical tubing such as catheters and endotracheal tubes. The technology is based on UVC-LED light. UVC light kills all kinds of microorganisms such as bacteria, vira and fungi. The technology does not use anti-microbial substances and disinfectants, and there is no development of multi-resistant organisms. In near future much more powerful UVC LEDs are available which allows killing of established biofilm.
Our disinfection device is based on emerging UVC LED (Ultraviolet-C light – Light Emitting Diodes) technology and a patented light guide used to transmit and distribute the UVC in the lumen of medical tubes such as catheters and endotracheal tubes.