Electronic care products from flow-med against Coronavirus
During the last months we received numerous inquiries from hearing care professionals, end users and even hearing aid manufacturers for the evaluation of flow-med care products regarding their effectiveness in the Corona Pandemic.
As long as no effective vaccines are available, hygiene is considered the best measure to contain the pandemic. Unfortunately, as a rule, only clinics and hospitals have professional sterilization equipment and materials.
For the vast majority of the population, hygiene measures such as keeping your distance, washing your hands regularly, using disinfectants or breathing masks apply, since Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) is spread by infected persons via droplet infection (coughing, sneezing) and via smear infection of touched objects.
Disinfection by UV-C light
For hearing aid care and hygiene, we at flow-med have always used germicidal methods against all viruses, bacteria and fungi. The sterilizing effect of UV-C radiation is based on the DNA-destroying effect of UV-C light. Representing all germs, this is usually tested with Esherchia coli (ATCC8739), Salmonella Typhimurium (ATCC14028) and Staphylococcus aureus (ATCC6538), which are often found on the human body.
The disinfecting effect of all flow-med products with UV-C light was confirmed with certificates by certified testing institutes.
The investigations in leading scientific institutes also prove that UV-C radiation is equally effective against Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). Seoul Viosys (KOSDAQ: 092190) and Sensor Electronic Technology, Inc. (SETI) have reduced the corona virus (SARS-CoV-2) and the above-mentioned germs by 99.9% in only 30 seconds with UV-C radiation (253.7nm, same intensity and distance).
In concrete terms, this means that all flow-med products with UV-C light successfully reduce the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) up to 99.9% in addition to the germs already tested.
When the dry-cap uv 2® was developed one year ago, the Coronavirus was still unknown. However, the Corona pandemic and the enacted ordinances on mandatory respiratory protection masks have made this product immensely important, and not only for hearing aid recipients.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has not yet issued any specific recommendation for the use of respiratory masks for the general population.
Besides the FFP masks in three levels of protection: FFP1, FFP2 and FFP3, there are numerous non-certified and homemade masks.
All respiratory protection masks must be put on, worn and removed correctly.
It is very important to disinfect the masks after one use. Fabric masks (fabric) can be washed at 60°C. This is time-consuming and hardly practical.
The dry-cap uv 2® – Your partner for hygiene
With the dry-cap uv 2® in clean mode, the required hygiene of the respiratory protective mask can be achieved in only 2 minutes.
Two programs for drying and hygiene are available:
In the Dry&Clean mode (left button), quick drying is carried out automatically in 2 hours by a fan. The UV-C hygiene over 2 minutes takes place at the beginning and end of the drying time, so that all viruses, germs, bacteria and fungi are reduced by 99.9%.
The clean mode (right button) is designed for quick hygiene. In just 2 minutes, UV-C radiation ensures 99.9% sterility. This program opens up numerous hygiene applications:
- Hearing aids
- Toothbrushes, razors, dentures
- Small toys, teats and teats for babies
- Watches, jewelry, coins
- Kitchen sponge
- Smartphones, telephones
- Keyboards, computer mice
- Remote controls
- Earphones, headsets and much more
The corona pandemic and the restrictions on our lives show very clearly how important hygiene is for our lives. The dry-cap uv 2® is an effective partner when it comes to domestic hygiene.
Further information about the dry-cap uv 2® can be found here…