New Research from Addenbrookes

Congratulations to the team at  Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge, UK who have investigated the airborne risk from SARS-CoV-2 in two of their wards. Although still to be peer reviewed the work has generated some good data Detection of airborne virus is a difficult process due to air samplers which can damage the target viruses In addition … Read more

How technology is helping to encourage people back to the office safely

With the recent announcement that the majority of Coronavirus restrictions will end on July 19th and the end of official guidance for people to work from home, employers everywhere have some difficult decisions on their hands. While some major companies have opted to make remote working the future, other employers are keen to reintroduce people to … Read more

Now is the Time to Plan for Winter

Summer days and outdoor living helps us to forget about covid.  When autumn returns and we gather indoors the risk of infection will rise again.  It has always been this way with colds and flu.  Now we have a determined enemy that won’t release us from its grasp. The scientists know that ventilation is the key.   The UK governments … Read more

How can hospitals improve ventilation?

It’s been a busy few weeks in the House of Commons as MPs debate the effectiveness of the UK government’s coronavirus response. While there’s no doubt that the past 15 months have presented politicians with impossible decisions and extremely challenging circumstances in which to operate, there was one admission recently by the Health Secretary , … Read more

How UV air purifiers can help with infection control in veterinary practices

Veterinary practices are some of the most sterile, hygienic environments to work in. Throughout the design of these settings, great attention is paid to the hospitalisation area, including dog and cat wards, isolation wards, utility and washing areas, and high-dependency intensive care wards. Hygiene and cleanliness regimes are highly detailed in order to enable effective … Read more

The next infection control solution is coming out from the dark – are you ready for it?

Never before in any time during history has anyone been more focused on infection control. If the past eighteen months have taught us anything, it’s the importance of handwashing, social distancing, and mask-wearing in restricting the spread of viruses. As the nationwide lockdown continues to ease in the UK, everyone is looking forward to a … Read more

After the Lockdown

The lockdown and vaccination have proved highly effective in reducing the impact the Coronavirus Pandemic but governments around the world continue to caution about the risk of complacency, the risk from new variants  and the fact that the virus may become endemic. To this end ongoing precautions will and must become the norm The UK … Read more

Coronavirus is in the air — there’s too much focus on surfaces.

The World Health Organization and national public-health agencies need to clarify their advice. A year into the pandemic, the evidence is now clear. The coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 is transmitted predominantly through the air — by people talking and breathing out large droplets and small particles called aerosols. Catching the virus from surfaces — although plausible — … Read more

Aerosols

Woman sneezing

What is the story? After a somewhat slow start science has confirmed that airborne infection is a problem. You will remember when the pandemic began there was lots of talk about sneezing and coughing into your elbow. Remember catch it, bin it,  kill it. Actually none of this is new in the 70’s and 80’s it was … Read more

Overview of Air Cleaning Technology

medixair

Many attempts have been made to utilise the power of UV light in air sterilisation. The particular success of Medixair is attributable in some measure to our recognition of the degradation characteristics of UV light over relatively low distances. There are however other reasons why products being sold against Medixair fail to compete and these … Read more