Since the early 20th century, ultraviolet germicidal irradiation has been used as an effective disinfectant in HVAC, water treatment facilities and hospital environments. Hospital-borne pathogens can be killed or rendered harmless with the use of UV-C in appropriate dosages by effectively disrupting microorganisms’ DNA and RNA while preventing colonization.
Unlike their resilient response to chemical disinfectants, microorganisms are unable to develop UV-C resistance. Widespread use of antibiotics and disinfectants continue to create chemical and drug-resistant “superbugs,” which the CDC lists as a top threat for 2014. The Vioguard solution kills these superbugs and will not create new, resistant microorganisms.
Vioguard’s extensive and proprietary UV-C technology is the only FDA-cleared ultraviolet solution for surface sanitation on the market that requires no human intervention. The keyboards automatically sanitize between uses, killing 99.99% of harmful microorganisms within seconds using green, non-toxic UV-C technology.
Products eliminate the need for manual disinfection and the disposal of bio-hazard waste. The keyboard seamlessly integrates onto medical carts, workstations or wall-mounted computer systems. They can also be custom-configured.
The robust patent portfolio secures Vioguard’s market footprint with 16 patents and two patents pending. Vioguard technology reduces the viability of new entrants into spaces and provides a runway for a comprehensive product pipeline and continuous research and development initiatives. Patents cover a wide-range of products and use cases including a keyboard/track pad, tablets, pens/pencils, stationary telephones, waste cans and touchscreens among others. European Union patent and International Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) applications are also pending.