Both UV light (UV-C and PX-UV) and Bioquell’s Hydrogen Peroxide Vapour have their benefits, but what really separates them? Discover some key differentiating factors below.
When it comes to efficacy and coverage, there is no comparison between UV light and Bioquell. With UV, you may need to repeatedly reposition the system several times, reducing pathogens in only the areas the light can reach. Bioquell’s technology effectively eliminates bacteria, viruses, spores and more from every exposed surface including an adjacent bathroom with one cycle. Open the cabinets and drawers, and bring in more equipment to take full advantage.
Bioquell is not meant for every room, but the right room at the right time. Our Hydrogen Peroxide Vapour’s efficacy protects your patients and lowers HAIs. This technology is a must in disinfecting critical care units, eliminating dangerous pathogens from discharged patient rooms, preparing for immunocompromised patients, stopping escalated incidents and to re-zero any area in need. UV allows for quick access but low efficacy. Please use it in non-critical areas as often as possible as a cleaning aid.
For every inch light travels from a UV system its power exponentially weakens. This is the inverse square law for light and leaves behind unaffected pathogens, even in spots inches from the unit. With the reduction that UV provides, remaining pathogens can reproduce rapidly, somewhat nullifying the cleaning efforts and presenting a risk to your patients and staff. Alternatively, Bioquell kills pathogens everywhere on every exposed surface with efficacy greater than UV.
Whether you want a real-time indication of expected results or a validated cycle, Bioquell offers chemical indicators (CIs) and biological indicators (BIs) to showcase results. Both CIs and BIs can inform you how effective a cycle has been, with the goal always being a 6-log kill. Place these indicators anywhere to test a thorough distribution has been achieved.
A 6-log kill means only one in 1,000,000 pathogens survives. also represented as a 99.9999% reduction. Just dropping to a 5-log (99.999%) reduction is representative of a 10-fold decrease in efficacy, with a 4-log reduction being a 100 fold drop in efficacy. Is your solution providing the same level of efficacy everywhere or is it only in select spaces with limited results? At Bioquell, we eliminate every pathogen on every exposed surface.
Bioquell Hydrogen Peroxide Vapour is unique, we use a high purity 35% hydrogen peroxide. Our systems leave no residue on your equipment or spaces, eliminating any concern or the need to wipe down after a cycle. Even the most sensitive of electronics have shown no ill-effects. Many facilities will bring in more equipment from other areas when possible. Contact us for a materials compatibility study provided by the US EPA.
Safety is our primary objective, for your patients and for the operators of the decontamination equipment. Each system for a hospital comes with a handheld sensor to easily assess leaks, vent sealers, emergency aeration and extensive training. Ask about safety features such as these for any decontamination system you are reviewing. Bioquell have been harnessing the unique decontamination properties of hydrogen peroxide for over 15 years and can quell any safety concerns you may have.
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