Acuva Technologies Inc has announced successful validation of the Acuva Solarix handheld disinfecting wand against Covid-19 (SARS-CoV-2).
The test has confirmed a >99.97% level of disinfection was achieved in 10 seconds. A biosafety level 3 (BSL-3) lab certified by the United States Centers for Disease Control (CDC) conducted the validation to receive, handle and use biological Select Agents.
This lab conducts test and evaluation programs in the areas of drug development, infectious disease and toxicology for a wide range of clients, including multiple departments within the United States Government.
The first of a number of new innovations being developed by Acuva in response to the global pandemic, Solarix wand is a portable and rechargeable UV-LED disinfection device that fits in your pocket.
It offers powerful chemical-free disinfection performance which achieves an efficacy rate of >99.9% against viruses and bacteria, including all Corona viruses.
By making use of the Solarix device, users can safely disinfect high-touch non-porous surfaces.
Manoj Singh, CEO of Acuva, said, “My personal ordeal with Covid-19 earlier this year gave me time to think about others facing this ruthless virus.”
He added: “We decided to join the fight against COVID-19 by doing what we do best. We applied the same key principles used in our signature approach to UV-LED disinfection system design towards the creation of new products to help mitigate the spread of the virus.”
The device featuring high-intensity germicidal UV energy, is designed for portability, efficacy, safety and ease of use. Its battery charges with a common USB-C cable so users can easily connect it to any USB port to recharge.
Loaded with features
Solarix comes with a number of features to ensure safe operation, including visible blue light mapping to indicate the area being disinfected. It opens to a wide 270-degree angle to allow for faster and easier disinfection of contoured and difficult to reach surfaces, in comparison to typical sanitizing practices and cleaning solutions.
A built-in sensor prevents any accidental user hand exposure to UV. It also consists a built-in timer and a power button that requires double-click activation as a child-lock function.
(With inputs from The OnLook News Research Bureau)