Antech is the official Irish partner of UVD Robots®, Denmark’s award-winning manufacturer of autonomous disinfecting robots equipped with UV-C light. After months of technical due diligence the European Commission has decided to deploy 200 of the robots in hospitals across Europe, with a number being installed in Irish hospitals in the coming weeks by Antech.

UVD Robots’ tender ranked first in the European Commission’s review, evaluating technical excellence and maturity of technology, quality of approach in deployment, response time in technical support and maintenance, and overall value. In a statement President of the European Commission Ursula Von Der Leyen said: “With EU funds, the European Commission is buying 200 disinfection robots, which will be delivered to hospitals across Europe to help disinfect patient rooms. We do all we can to support hospitals and patients in these difficult times.”

“We are thrilled that our UVD Disinfection Robots were selected by the European Commission to help fight against the spread of Covid-19  plus acquired infections in hospitals across Europe, which we believe to be the largest order of service robots of its kind,” said Dermot Harrington , MD of Antech . “UVD brought the first robot in this category and has set the standard for autonomous UVC disinfection in the world. The size and breadth of this order validates the effectiveness of our robots, and we plan to deploy them as quickly as possible to help protect healthcare workers and patients, to combat the spread of Covid-19.”

Unlike many stationary disinfection robots, the UVD Robot is a mobile, fully autonomous robot, that integrates UVC light to disinfect against viruses and bacteria not only on surfaces, but the air as well, providing a fully comprehensive infection control and prevention solution. UVD Robots enable hospitals to reduce disease transmission by killing 99.99 percent of bacteria and microorganisms within approximately 10 minutes in a patient room. The robots have been rolled out to more than 60 countries worldwide. 

“The UVD Robots we deploy across the various hospitals in Ireland will focus on fighting the spread of Covid-19 at a critical moment when cases are surging. They will also strengthen the prevention measures against hospital acquired infections in general”, said Dermot Harrington, Managing Director of Antech. “We are thrilled to be actively involved in helping prevent healthcare staff and patients across Ireland from being infected by Covid-19.

 In addition to the healthcare sector, the UVD Robots are being implemented within hotels, pharmaceutical companies, office spaces and more across the globe, meeting new and heightened expectations for safety and cleanliness.

About UVD Robots

UVD Robots is a Danish company established in Odense, Denmark, following a successful co-development project between Odense University Hospital and Blue Ocean Robotics resulting in the unique UV-Disinfection Robot. The UVD Robots provide efficient and automated disinfection solutions for hospitals and life science customers. Application of UVD Robots in hospitals’ patient and operating rooms saves patients’ lives by reducing Hospital Acquired Infections (HAI’s) and operational costs for hospitals. The UVD Robot has been clinically tested and verified by independent microbiological laboratories. 

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