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Spectra254, a developer of a high-power, easy-to-use, affordable UVC light decontamination systems, announced that results from an independent laboratory study finds Spectra254’s 1000 Series ultraviolet light system to be 99.9 percent effective in killing the human Enterovirus, the virus that causes known diseases such as hand foot and mouth disease, conjunctivitis and aseptic meningitis. The study, by Antimicrobial Test Laboratories, found the ultraviolet light system is 99.9 percent effective at killing the human Enterovirus on surfaces at a distance of up to 10 feet in 5 minutes.
The laboratory measured efficacy at distances of five, 10 and 15 feet, both vertically and horizontally. The study tested the microorganism human Enterovirus 68 (EV68), a non-enveloped, single-stranded RNA member of the Picornavirus family. Once considered rare, outbreaks of this virus appear to be on an upswing as the United States experienced a national outbreak in 2014 that resulted in an unusually high number of respiratory illness hospitalizations.
“An independent laboratory analysis proving the effectiveness of Spectra254 system at killing the Human Enterovirus is significant,” says Sanford Green, senior executive at Spectra254. “As this virus affects millions of people worldwide each year, the proven effectiveness of the Spectra254 system at killing the Human Enterovirus opens the door to significantly lessen its impact in the future.”
The Spectra 1000 Series UVC light decontamination systems use high-intensity UVC light to eliminate pathogens on surfaces. The company’s devices are currently in use at hospitals throughout North America, as well as ambulatory care, medical clinics and education facilities. Multiple analyses performed for Spectra254 in further independent scientific testing documented that UVC light from the Spectra Systems was also highly effective (greater than 99 percent) in killing MRSA and C. difficile spores on solid surfaces and in inhibiting the growth over a range of exposure times and distances.
Spectra254 has been identified as the company with a practical approach to UVC disinfection in healthcare and related markets, offering multiple systems that are independently tested, easy to use and offer an expanded set of features, functions and benefits normally reserved for systems at a much higher priced. Spectra254 systems offer the lowest total cost of ownership. All third-party tests and reports are available by request or from the company’s website.
Spectra systems are manufactured and assembled in a U.S.-based ISO 9000 facility that meets or exceeds the quality assurance standards outlined by the International Organization of Standards.