Ergotron and UV Partners Announce Plans to Facilitate Pathogen Reduction in Healthcare Environments

February 13, 2019

 

Ergotron, the movement company that helps people thrive by removing constraints, and UV Partners, developer of the UV Angel® automated disinfection system, announced plans to integrate the UV Angel technology into many of Ergotron’s product lines, starting with CareFit Pro® and StyleView®, which are widely used by healthcare professionals across the globe.

A growing body of evidence shows that high-touch surfaces such as keyboards, mice and computer workstations are major transmitters of health-related pathogens. Together, Ergotron and UV Partners will provide integrated preventative disinfection solutions to reduce pathogens on these frequently touched, hard-to-clean surfaces around the clock, without disrupting caregiver workflows.

UV Partners’ proprietary technology platform, UV Angel, is an intelligent, automated UV-C light disinfection system that continuously monitors surfaces to detect when they have been used and automatically disinfects hundreds of times per day without any assistance from staff. A recent clinical study demonstrated that bacteria levels were reduced by more than 99 percent on surfaces equipped with UV Angel technology.

“Integrating UV Angel technology into Ergotron’s CareFit Pro medical carts is the latest example of our commitment to meeting our customers’ needs and eliminating constraints,” said Charles Christ, chief technology officer and senior vice president of product development, Ergotron. “This joint initiative is a game-changer for hospitals, clinics and other healthcare environments concerned with reducing pathogens that can lead to serious, and even deadly, infections. Together with UV Angel technology, we are providing a best-in-class solution that moves healthcare—and healthcare providers—forward by greatly reducing the threat of hospital-borne infections and allowing caregivers to focus more of their energy on patients.”

UV Angel technology is integrated into Ergotron’s new CareFit Pro medical cart, and also may be retrofitted onto existing StyleView medical carts and wall workstations, or requested as an accessory on new orders. Certified service specialists from Ergotron are available to install UV Angel technology throughout customer facilities.

“UV Partners is proud to work with Ergotron as it transforms static workplaces into dynamic environments that allow customers around the world to thrive,” said Tom Byrne, chief executive officer, UV Partners. “We’re committed to advancing the development of our technology platform in the fight against bacteria-related infections to provide safer and healthier environments for patients, customers, employees and families. This initiative is a great example of how we work with companies to seamlessly integrate our UV Angel technology to deliver products that address mission critical events in healthcare and other environments.”

For more information about these products, visit ergotron.com and uvangel.com.

 

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