New Disinfecting Robot Kills Coronavirus and Other Life-Threatening Pathogens Commonly Spread in Hospital Rooms
By Megan Wahl -
Monday Aug 10, 2020
Nevoa Inc., a company based in Tempe, Ariz. that engineers disinfecting solutions for the healthcare industry, has created a new, highly effective disinfection technology for hospital and healthcare patient rooms that is greater than 99.99% effective at killing pathogens that cause Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs), including C. diff., MRSA, and Influenza A (H1N1), as well as coronavirus.
The Nimbus robot and patented, EPA-registered disinfecting solution, Microburst (Nimbus + Microburst), was developed specifically for the patient room setting. Given the extraordinary challenges facing healthcare facilities today with the COVID-19 pandemic, in addition to other hospital-acquired pathogens infecting patients at an unacceptably high rate, the industry was in desperate need of efficient and effective whole room disinfection that goes beyond traditional cleaning protocols.
“The CDC estimates that 100,000 people die each year from HAIs. To reestablish confidence in their patients and staff, hospitals must show they are taking every step possible to disinfect rooms after each patient’s discharge and before a new patient is admitted,” said Ernest Cunningham, president of Nevoa. “We designed Nimbus specifically to kill the pathogens causing healthcare-acquired illnesses and help save more lives.”
Nevoa’s Nimbus + Microburst is a fogging disinfection system that requires very minimal time and is operated by a smart tablet safely outside of the room. An Environmental Services (EVS) person is guided through the disinfecting process step by step, which eliminates pathogen transfer generally associated with manual cleaning.
This new technology is already being used in hospitals in the United States and is changing the way hospitals and healthcare facilities disinfect their patient rooms.
A study by the University of Arizona proved that Nevoa’s disinfection system, combined with modified manual room cleaning, was 300 times more effective at whole room disinfection than manual cleaning alone. The technology was proven to be greater than 99.99% effective at killing bacteria and viruses, reducing hospital costs and improving the overall patient experience.
Cunningham said, “We want staff and patients to concentrate on the healing process without worrying about contracting additional illnesses at the hospital. The highly effective disinfection technology of Nimbus + Microburst makes it safe to go to hospitals again.”
Nevoa’s http://www.nevoainc.com mission is to transform the healthcare industry’s decades-old disinfection and cleaning protocols to highly effective, automated protocols that work smarter. With the invention of disinfection products, like Nimbus + Microburst, they are able to help reduce healthcare associated infections (HAIs) in environments where pathogens are known to thrive. Nevoa prides itself on engineering the most fiscally, socially, and environmentally responsible disinfecting solutions for the healthcare industry, creating true, pathogen-free facilities.