Robots deployed to combat COVID-19 across Europe

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The European Commission has signed a deal with UVD Robots and Blue Ocean Robotics, to supply 200 autonomous UVD disinfecting robots to EU hospitals fighting COVID-19.

The UVD Robot is an autonomous disinfecting robot equipped with UV-C light that kills viruses and bacteria on surfaces and in the air.

Their machines were ranked first in an EU Commission’s review of disinfecting robots.

The review was based on an evaluation of technical excellence and maturity of technology, quality of approach in deployment, response time in technical support and maintenance, and overall value.

UVD Robots are now being deployed in the first 10+ EU countries with more to follow.

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. And more will follow.”

According to Per Juul Nielsen, CEO of UVD Robots the deal represents the largest order of service robots of its kind.

Kills 99.99 percent of bacteria

Robots deployed to combat COVID-19 across Europe2

“We were the first robot in this category and have set the global standard for autonomous UVC disinfection,” he said. “An order of this size further validates the effectiveness of UVD Robots.”

The UVD Robot disinfects against viruses and bacteria on surfaces and in the air, reducing disease transmission by killing 99.99 percent of bacteria and microorganisms within about 10

minutes in a patient room.

“We are helping fight the spread of Covid-19 while also strengthening prevention against Hospital Acquired Infections (HAI) overall,” said Claus Risager, CEO of Blue Ocean Robotics, UVD Robots’ parent company. “With this order, we are going even further to help protect healthcare staff, patients and relatives at hospitals at a critical moment.”

Blue Ocean Robotics is headquartered in Odense, Denmark, where it develops, produces and sells service robots.

At Gruppo Poloclinico Abano in Italy, six doctors had been infected with COVID-19 before a UVD Robot was deployed. No cases of COVID-19 have appeared among doctors, nurses or patients following deployment of the UVD Robot. 

The robots have now been rolled out to more than 60 countries worldwide.



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