It is a multi-lamp, ultra-violet light emitter, approximately 70cms long by 20cms square, which is either fixed to a wall or placed free-standing on a wheeled base. It is plugged into a wall power socket and operates almost silently, drawing in the ambient air around and passing it slowly through a sterilisation chamber before expelling it back to the room.
It sterilises the air in the room in which it is located to reduce the risk of infection. It can be used to remove airborne pathogens namely viruses and bacteria, in any number of environments. It is particularly aimed at enclosed spaces where ventilation is poor.
Medixair uses a technology known as UVGI (ultraviolet germicidal irradiation). It works by passing air through a chamber where it is exposed to short wave ultraviolet light (UVc). The UV light disrupts the DNA of the exposed micro-organisms thereby disabling their ability to reproduce. The micro-organism population is thereby destroyed.
What makes Medixair so unique and effective is the way in which it captures and concentrates the available UV to produce an intense amount of energy. The concentration of radiation within Medixair provides unique standards of efficacy and performance which are unrivalled amongst all other air cleaning devices.
A major advantage of UVc is that it is a well-established technology having been deployed since the early 20th century. Unlike other technologies it provides certain cell death for pathogens.
Medixair has UK and US patents. As such, Medixair is peerless within this category of devices
Medixair has been extensively researched during its design and development and has been rigorously tested under controlled laboratory conditions. The resultant kill rates of 99.999% (log6) were obtained. In addition, it has been tested in a live hospital environment and in an array of different applications – such as dental surgeries children’s nurseries care homes and clean rooms. It has undergone full clinical trials at Northwick Park Hospital, Middlesex, London.
Unit: 694 X 202 X 202mm, 8.0Kg
Height on stand: 900mm
Packed unit: 810 x 310 x 330mm 10.9Kg
Stand: 540 x 310 x 140mm 4.9Kg
Medixair is whisper quiet, less than 33dBA (similar to a laptop).
The device is not affected by the opening of doors or windows. However, according to the frequency of these events and the amount of air displaced in the room, it will require additional time to re-process any new air brought into the environment.
One unit will protect a volume of 75m3 – therefore the air within this area will be sterilised and cleaned every 3 hours. An environment of high risk may require the air to be cleaned more quickly. In these cases, more units may be added to address higher levels of risk. Pathogen Solutions and our distributor network will be delighted to assist you in determining the number of units required for specific purposes.
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Medixair is robustly constructed and has been designed to work for at least 10 years in continuous use. It comes with a 12-month warranty.
To install Medixair in a freestanding position, simply affix the optional floor-mounting stand and place the unit where required – and plug it into the nearest wall socket. It can also be easily fixed to a wall, at the recommended height of at least 50cm from the floor, using the template and fitting instructions provided.
We recommend that Medixair is switched on permanently. In these circumstances the UVc lamps have a life of one year.
The inlet filter on Medixair is to prevent ingress of dust (which has the potential to reduce performance), whilst at the same time allowing harmful organisms to enter the chamber. Filter contamination is a function of the environment. In clinical spaces, which are mainly hard surfaces, the filter should be checked and replaced if required every three months. If fibres or dust are present from carpets or laundry a more regular check should be carried out – typically once a month. Filter replacement takes a few moments without tools.
To maintain peak performance the UVc tubes should be checked every three months and cleaned to remove any dust or fibres that have been attracted from the transient air.
Competing technologies include ozone generators, ionisers, HEPA filtration systems, UV HVAC systems and open UV systems. Traditional air conditioning systems simply move air around buildings and filters collect rather than kill pathogens.
We understand very well the need to protect people from UV radiation and this is reflected in the design of Medixair to ensure that there is no UV leakage. This means that Medixair can be operated in the presence of users and those being protected. The unit has extensive built in safety features and is incapable of operating if the lockable access door has been opened.
The UV sources used in Medixair are ozone free by virtue of the type of glass employed in the tube’s envelope. Thus, even in sensitive applications involving those with chest and bronchial complaints – it is safe to use Medixair.
Medixair is not classified as a medical device, however, it has been tested and approved to a range of electrical standards. Medixair is CE marked, and has been tested, in line with the international CB certification system.
It is approved to the following standards:
– IEC 60335-2-65:2002, COR1:2004, AMD1:2008, AMD2:2015
– IEC 60335-1:2010, COR1:2010, COR2:2011, AMD1:2013, COR1:2014, AMD2:2016, COR1:2016
EMC Immunity and radiated
– EN 62233:2008
– EN 55014-1:2006 inc. A1:2009 A2:2011
– CISPR 14-1:2016:2005 inc. A1:2008
– EN 61000-3-2:2006 inc. A1/A2:2009, EN 61000-3-2 :2014.
– EN 55014-2 1997 A1:2001 A2:2008 AC:1997
– EN 61000-4-2:2009, EN 6100-4-4:2012, EN6100-4-5:2006 & EN6100-4-5:2014 inc A2017
– EN 61000-4-6:2009, & EN 61000-4-6:2014, EN 61000-4-11:2020
Little attention is currently focussed into the elimination of airborne infection. We believe however that Medixair to be operating at the “leading edge” in this field.
Medixair’s principle application is in environments where the existing ventilation is poor.
Medixair is currently being used throughout the UK, Europe and Asia typically in France, Spain, Italy, Czech Republic, Sweden, South Korea, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia.
The product is manufactured at 220-240V 50Hz and 60Hz
Historically we have seen a continued drive to improve air quality. Legislation is now in place to maintain smokeless cities, to remove harmful matter from internal combustion engines and there has been a continuous and effective campaign to eliminate active and passive smoking.
The subject of air quality is now receiving an increasingly higher profile in areas such as the health and well-being of individuals, protection of the environment and the safety of buildings etc. In particular, the spread of illness caused by airborne infections is receiving wide-ranging and increasingly close attention within and throughout the healthcare industry. Indeed, many medical experts consider this to be the greatest challenge of the 21st century.
It is in this critical area that the perceived and actual need for Medixair exists – through the provision of a tested and proven answer to the elimination of airborne infection.
Massive sums are expended annually in addressing nosocomial (hospital acquired) infection. We believe the percentage of nosocomial infection attributable to airborne infection to be within the band 20% to 25%. An economic case may therefore be very easily made for the incorporation of Medixair within clinical environments.
In non-clinical environments such as dental practices, care homes, nurseries, workplaces and across the community in general, Medixair avoids loss of key staff through sickness. In particular it also generates sense of wellbeing and reassurance to your clients thereby enhancing the reputation the business.
– We are currently selling Medixair within the following areas of application:
– Healthcare industry (hospitals and clinics)
– Childcare Nurseries
– Care Homes
– Health & Fitness Centres
– Laboratories and Clean Room Manufacturing
– Hospitality / Food industry
– Industry & commerce (offices, meeting rooms)
– Education (universities, schools)
– Government facilities