Vyv-1600-hosp Vyv Continuous-use antimicrobial (non-UV) light that both illuminates and prevents microbial growth

Our Partnership

Vyv has partnered with SaveMoneyCutCarbon to deliver this critical continuous use antimicrobial light to the UK. Click to view the video opposite to learn more about this pioneering technology.

 

 

What impact are these germs having?

Hospitals / Healthcare

It is estimated that 300,000 patients a year in England acquire a healthcare-associated infection as a result of care within the NHS

 

 

Offices / Workplaces

Sick staff cost British firms £77 billion annually in lost productivity

 

 

Schools / Daycare

Illness accounts for 58 per cent of all pupil absences in the UK (Dfe). Absence due to illness increased by 22 per cent from the 2018 Autumn term to 2019 Autumn term

 

 

Food Industry

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has estimated that around 2.4 million cases of foodborne illness, caused by bacteria occur every year in the UK

 

 

Current cleaning and disinfection procedures—whether ad hoc or regularly scheduled (hourly, daily or weekly) do not provide adequate protection against bacteria, fungi, yeast or mold. Current approaches are effective at and around the time of cleaning, but once anything new enters that environment, the cycle of contamination begins again. This is the case in virtually every environment from our homes, workplaces, schools and any interior public space. Vyv’s technology works non-stop around the clock and in between routine cleaning activities, continuously reducing microorganisms exposed to the light.

 

 

Vyv has created a new class of Continuous Cleaning

The innovative Vyv LED technology capitalises developments in the disciplines of lighting science and microbiology to provide a continuous antimicrobial solution which prevents the growth of bacteria, fungi, yeast, mold and mildew.

The pioneering technology harnesses the power of 400-420nm (non-UV) visible light which effectively and continuously prevents the growth and spread of microorganisms on indoor surfaces while also illuminating the space. The germicidal effects of this narrow-band visible light suppress a wide range of bacteria, molds, fungi and yeast by inducing the production of damaging reactive oxygen species, found exclusively in harmful microorganisms, to accelerate cell inactivation. Products powered by Vyv’s patented technology meet international standards and are certified for continuous exposure and unrestricted use around people, pets, and plants.

Effective

Kills 99% of Bacteria, including: MSRA, E-Coli, Salmonella, Listeria

Unrestricted Use

For constant and unrestricted use around people, animals, and plants. No dangerous UV rays!

Multitasking

Replaces ambient and task lighting whilst disinfecting and protecting simultaneously

Tested

Independently tested and verified by leading health institutions, universities and hospitals

Continuous

Provides continuous cleaning and prevents the growth of Bacteria, Mould, Fungi and Yeast

Supplementary

Inhibits the intermittent build up of microbial growth in between traditional cleaning schedules

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Vyv technology is not Ultraviolet light

Ultraviolet light is a well-known and effective disinfection tool, but it is not safe for human exposure as it degrades DNA in humans, animals and plants, which means its use is limited. Vital Vio’s technology is very different than a UV lighting disinfectant.

The technology uses LEDs to produce light in the visible region of the spectrum. Though it is sometimes confused with UV, the Vyv technology does not emit UV light waves and its method for killing bacteria is entirely different and therefore does not pose the same risks.

The Science

Vyv’s patented antimicrobial light technology delivers a precise spectrum of visible light (400nm – 420nm) that initiates a photo-activation of porphyrin molecules found exclusively inside microbes (not humans, pets or plants). This photo-activation leads to the production of Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS). In high doses, ROS cause irreparable damage to the cellular structure, which leads to bacterial cell death.

 

 

Visible antimicrobial light excites porphyrin molecules exclusively in microorganisms, creating excessively toxic Rective Oxygen Species (ROS)

The benefits of Vyv technology compared to traditional methods of disinfection:

Results of Vyv

Studies performed on the efficacy of Vyv’s technology include research performed at the NY State Department of Health Wadsworth Biodefense Lab, University of North Carolina, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Cornell Food Sciences, Mount Sinai Medical Center, Case Western University, Stonybrook University Hospital, and Bayfront Health System with several more clinical and customer trials currently in progress.

Detailed case studies and results are available upon request, by filling out the contact form.

Vyv Antimicrobial+Light mode begins working instantly – as soon as bacteria are exposed to the light the deadly reaction within the cells begins. Different types and strains of bacteria, mold and fungi are all affected at different rates. In a controlled lab setting “statistically significant” reductions of bacteria colony counts have been recorded in as little as 24 hours. In the real world, bacteria are continually reintroduced to environments, but at highly variable rates. Vyv technology has been tested in many settings, all concluding that Vyv antimicrobial LED light technology is a powerful and highly sustainable way to reduce pathogens continuously in between intermittent cleaning schedules.

Instead of thinking about your disinfection procedures in terms of, “How fast,” consider asking, “How long does it work?” Here’s why: clean and disinfect a surface. Now, touch your hand to it. Bacteria are deposited. Touch it again, more bacteria. Wait some time and airborne bacteria land on it, too. Once on the surface, these bacteria are free to multiply and spread, over and over, until the next time you come back to clean. That’s the nature of “intermittent cleaning procedures.”

Now imagine that surface is illuminated with Vyv White Light Cleaning technology. You’re still cleaning intermittently. But between cleanings, the bacteria load on the surface is a fraction of what it would otherwise be because the Vyv technology is continuously reducing the bacteria that is redeposited. In an active hospital trauma bay, Samaritan Hospital achieved significant bacteria reductions in as few as 2 weeks and maintained those lower levels of bacteria count between intermittent cleanings. Continuous cleaning isn’t the same as intermittent cleaning; it’s an important, long-lasting addition to best-practices in infection control.

Safety

Concerns about efficacy and safety are always appropriate when exploring new approaches and technologies. Working with research partners, accreditation bodies and customers, Vyv have demonstrated positive results in four specific areas of concern:

  • Ultra Violet (UV) Radiation
  • Blue Light Hazard
  • Antibiotic-Resistant “Superbugs”
  • “Good” Bacteria

 

 

The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) prepares and publishes the primary international standards for electrical, electronic and related technologies. Underwriter’s Laboratories (UL) conducts photobiological safety assessments using IEC standards. UL tested Vital Vio against IEC 62471—Photobiological Safety of Lamps and Lamp Systems. Vyv technology met every standard for continuous and unrestricted exposure for humans.

Further information, including white papers and case studies are available upon request, please fill out the contact form below.

 

 

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