Valencia, CA, June 20th, 2011 -- UltraViolet Devices, Inc. (UVDI), a leading provider of ultraviolet (UV) and molecular filtration technologies for the infection control and indoor air quality (IAQ) industries, will be exhibiting at the Association of Professionals in Infection Control (APIC) 2011 Annual Educational Conference & International Meeting. The 38th meeting is taking place in Baltimore, Maryland from June 27th through the 29th.
According to the conference website the event, “…is considered the premier educational opportunity for healthcare professionals in all settings who have responsibility for infection prevention programs. It is the meeting place for infection preventionists of all levels of experience and those in related fields to expand their knowledge base, establish practical expertise in infection prevention and epidemiology, and network with experts and peers.”
The risks associated with Healthcare Acquired Infections (HAIs) are enormous. A study in the Archives of Internal Medicine reported that in 2006, HAIs cost $8.1 billion in added annual medical costs. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates there are approximately 1.7 million HAIs contracted annually. UV disinfection technologies developed by UVDI provide a cost effective means to combat HAIs.
“The application of UV-C energy to deactivate microorganisms, also known as ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI), is a proven method of surface and air disinfection,” reported Richard Hayes, President of UltraViolet Devices, Inc. “UVGI is effective against C. diff, MRSA and other pathogens while providing a cost effective adjunct to Environmental Services protocols for room cleaning. Additionally, UVGI technology is endorsed by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) as documented in the Airborne Infectious Diseases position paper that was released in 2009,” he continued.
About UltraViolet Devices, Inc.
UVDI is a leading manufacturer and supplier of UV-C products for air, surface and water disinfection. Under the ALTRU-V® brand, UVDI markets a full line of products for the HVACR market designed to reduce energy consumption and lower maintenance costs while delivering cleaner, healthier air. Under UVDI’s Sparks Technology™ brand, the company markets gas phase filtration products for use in commercial and industrial applications worldwide.