Viable SARS-CoV-2 was detected up to 72 hours on stainless steel and plastic. The study also concluded that both SARS-COV-2 and SARS-CoV-1 are more stable on stainless steel and plastic than cardboard and copper.

Study: “Aerosol and surface stability of HCoV-19 (SARS-CoV-2) compared to SARS-CoV-1”

Contributors: Neeltje vanDoremalen, Trenton Bushmaker, Dylan Morris, Myndi Holbrook, Amandine Gamble
Published in The New England Journal of Medicine doi: 10.1056/NEJMc2004973

To combat the ongoing issues of surface contamination, Cambridge R&D has designed a Self-Sanitizing Door Control System. Cambridge R&D has designed a door opening system that allows door handles and push bars to be disinfected with UVC light between uses. A UVC light source in incorporated right into the door design. The door surface is exposed to UVC light after every use, for both entrance and exit at doorways.  

After a person goes through the door, the touched surface is rotated into a chamber that contains the UVC light source, eliminating organisms that reside on the door surface. The cleaned surface can now be rotated back into the opening where the next person entering (or exiting) can engage a clean push bar.

Video of the BioSafe Door Technology

Key Features

  • Self-sanitizing, touch-activate controls
  • Solutions for both Pushbar and Handle configurations
  • Can be retrofitted to existing doors.
  • Intelligent IOT design allows for remote maintenance and monitoring.
  • Long-last UVC lighting elements which cost less than a penny a month to run.
  • Independent lab tests proving Log 4 efficiency against viral load (MRSA)

Reference Material

Fluence (UV Dose) Required to Achieve Incremental Log Inactivation of Bacteria, Protozoa, Viruses and Algae
Adel Haji Malayeri , Madjid Mohseni , Bill Cairns and James R. Bolton, 2006

Stability and infectivity of coronaviruses in inanimate environments
Shi-Yan Ren, Vascular Surgery, Department of General Surgery, Aviation General Hospital, China Medical University, Beijing 10001, 2020

Persistence of coronaviruses on inanimate surfaces and their inactivation with biocidal agents
G. Kampf, University Medicine Greifswald, Institute for Hygiene and Environmental Medicine, Ferdinand-Sauerbruch-Straße, 17475 Greifswald, German 2020

Cutsheet & Lab Results

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