THOR™ is the latest continuous wave UV-C surface and air disinfection technology designed specifically for the hospital and healthcare environment
The THOR UVC™ disinfection system is safe and simple to operate. It incorporates unique, patented design features that use low-cost, high-output UV-C bulbs to reduce shadowing, provide superior disinfection with greater efficiency, and allow faster turnaround times.
- Robotically extends to 2.25m
- Easy to transport
- Auto room-entry detection
- Auto-generates cleaning reports
- 360˚ scanning with millimetre precision
- Faster, floor-to-ceiling disinfection
- Extends to shadowed areas.
What THOR UVC™ kills
As per the Kowalski Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation Handbook, UV-C is proven to kill pathogens.
Here are examples of some very infectious pathogens that THOR™ will destroy over a rapid disinfection cycle.
As reported by the Health and Safety Laboratory.
Watch THOR UVC™ disinfection system in action
Why continuous-wave UV-C is the right choice – and the only thorough approach to disinfection
Preventing HAIs and containing outbreaks
Continuous-wave UV-C eliminates up to 99.9999% of healthcare-associated infection (HAI) culprits in minutes, reducing the risk of transmitting infections via contaminated, high-touch surfaces.
These HAIs include Clostridium difficile (C.diff.), Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Vancomycin-resistant Enterococci (VRE), Ebola, Norovirus and other pathogens (such as gram-negative pathogens) that compromise patient outcomes.
Hospital rooms and other healthcare environments vary widely in their configuration and usually contain many pieces of furniture and equipment.
THOR UVC™ uses patented room-scanning technology to map the environment and identify any areas of clutter and shadow, allowing the UV-C array to hit all surfaces from multiple angles.
THOR UVC™ is proven to kill known pathogens at 253.7 nanometers, delivering an effective dose of high-intensity UV-C from a single placement.
The optimal position and extension of the THOR – whether the placement is in a hospital room or ambulance, for example – eliminates pathogens within dark and shadowed areas.
The study of samples placed in a furnished test chamber gave levels of the THOR™ UVC system kill of > 6.23-logs. This is an average of 6.23 log reduction; the upper limit was 6.58*.
[Log 6 reduction (99.9999%) bacterial kill achieved in minutes*]
Safest and most cost-effective
High-output, low-pressure lamps provide the most efficient delivery of UV-C energy and are endorsed by the EPA and Department of Energy for use in the healthcare environment.
THOR UVC™ can be used to enhance workflow and management of room turnover time.
CDC study – real-world application, real-world results
A recently completed 28-month study by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) proved that continuous-wave UV-C can reduce HAIs caused by target multi-drug-resistant organisms (MDROs) by up to 37%**.
Continuous-wave UV-C was chosen as the technology of choice for the CDC-funded Benefits of Enhanced Terminal Room (BETR) Disinfection study, concluded in late 2014 in conjunction with Duke University, the University of North Carolina and eight other hospitals in the region.
This epidemiologically-sound study relates specifically to continuous-wave UV-C impact on reducing infection and involved 25,000 disinfection cycles and 100,000 patient days.
“We selected Constant Wave UVC for CDC’s epicenter BETR (Benefits of Enhanced Terminal Room) Disinfection Study because it is proven to significantly reduce environmental pathogens and eliminate human error in the disinfection process (verses other technologies).”
Medical Director of the Duke Infection Control Outreach Network (DICON)
**Oral Abstract Session: SHEA Featured Abstract. The BETR-Disinfection study 09/10/2015