SAINT PAUL, Minn., Feb. 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Ergotron, the movement company that helps people thrive by removing constraints, and UV Partners, developer of the UV Angel® automated disinfection system, today announced plans to integrate the UV Angel technology into many of Ergotron's product lines, starting with CareFit® Pro and StyleView®, which are widely used by healthcare professionals across the globe.
A growing body of evidence shows that high-touch surfaces such as keyboards, mice and computer workstations are major transmitters of health-related pathogens. Together, Ergotron and UV Partners will provide integrated preventative disinfection solutions to reduce pathogens on these frequently touched, hard-to-clean surfaces around the clock, without disrupting caregiver workflows.
UV Partners' proprietary technology platform, UV Angel, is an intelligent, automated UV-C light disinfection system that continuously monitors surfaces to detect when they have been used and automatically disinfects hundreds of times per day without any assistance from staff. A recent clinical study demonstrated that bacteria levels were reduced by more than 99 percent on surfaces equipped with UV Angel technology.
"Integrating UV Angel technology into Ergotron's CareFit Pro medical carts is the latest example of our commitment to meeting our customers' needs and eliminating constraints," said Charles Christ, chief technology officer and senior vice president of product development, Ergotron. "This joint initiative is a game-changer for hospitals, clinics and other healthcare environments concerned with reducing pathogens that can lead to serious, and even deadly, infections. Together with UV Angel technology, we are providing a best-in-class solution that moves healthcare—and healthcare providers—forward by greatly reducing the threat of hospital-borne infections and allowing caregivers to focus more of their energy on patients."
UV Angel technology is integrated into Ergotron's new CareFit Pro medical cart, and also may be retrofitted onto existing StyleView medical carts and wall workstations, or requested as an accessory on new orders. Certified service specialists from Ergotron are available to install UV Angel technology throughout customer facilities.
"UV Partners is proud to work with Ergotron as it transforms static workplaces into dynamic environments that allow customers around the world to thrive," said Tom Byrne, chief executive officer, UV Partners. "We're committed to advancing the development of our technology platform in the fight against bacteria-related infections to provide safer and healthier environments for patients, customers, employees and families. This initiative is a great example of how we work with companies to seamlessly integrate our UV Angel technology to deliver products that address mission critical events in healthcare and other environments."
UV Angel and Ergotron will demonstrate the joint solutions at the HIMSS 2019 conference in Orlando, Florida, from February 12–14, 2019.
For more information about these products, visit ergotron.com and uvangel.com.
About UV Partners
UV Partners, Inc. is a technology-based company utilizing its patented UV Angel Technology platform to provide automated, UV-C disinfection for frequently-touched, hard to disinfect surfaces like smartphones, keyboards, touchscreens, and equipment in healthcare facilities, food service outlets, retail stores, offices, and other environments where employee and customer well-being is a priority. UV Angel technology continuously monitors to detect when surfaces have been used and automatically disinfects hundreds of times a day without interrupting workflow, effectively killing over 99% of the pathogens that cause infections. Visit www.uvangel.com for more information.
Ergotron, Inc. is a global company focused on designing and manufacturing kinetic work environments so people can thrive as they work, learn and care for others. The way we interact with technology, collaborate with others and pursue our individual potential is changing. Ergotron supports this evolution with innovative solutions that eliminate constraint through movement in healthcare, education, contract furniture and general office environments. Through the custom solutions group, Ergotron provides unique product offerings to companies like Amazon, HermanMiller, GE Healthcare and Cisco Systems. The company has a 35-year history of innovation with more than 200 patents and a growing portfolio of award-winning brands including WorkFit™, CareFit™, LearnFit®, JŪV™ and OmniMount®. Ergotron is headquartered in Saint Paul, Minnesota, with a global sales and marketing presence in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. All products are designed in the United States and produced in Ergotron's facilities in Saint Paul and China. Learn more at www.ergotron.com.
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