Sealed Air’s Diversey Care division has introduced the Sky 7xi, a mobile device disinfection solution for health-care environments. In one minute or less, Sky safely disinfects tablets and smartphones with high-intensity ultraviolet light in the C spectrum (UVC) that penetrates the cells of pathogens such as viruses, bacteria and spores.
“Phones and tablets, which are being used with increased frequency within health-care facilities, are extremely high-touch surfaces and potential sources of health-care associated infections,” says Carolyn Cooke, vice-president, healthcare North America, Diversey Care. “Sky is portable and easy to use, enabling fast and effective disinfection of facility-owned, health-care worker and visitor devices and allowing organizations to create safer and more satisfying environments of care.”
The Sky 7xi disinfects devices with targeted 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 methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE), multidrug-resistant (MDR) Gram negative, norovirus and C. difficile spores.
With desktop, wall mount and mobile cart options, the device can be placed in multiple locations. The design provides 360-degree coverage and can accommodate devices up to 1 inch thick by 8 inches wide and 12 inches long.
This article originally appeared in the December/January 2018 issue of COS.