BiocareUV Ltd has commenced its R&D contract with Public Contracts Scotland as part of the HAARSAIN SBRI Competition ‘Reducing Spread of Airborne Pathogens in Healthcare’.
BiocareUV Ltd will research & develop new UV technology with associated control software within NHS Tayside for use in their Covid response strategy.
This Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) competition, funded by the Scottish Government has funded a number of Projects through the Chief Scientific Office (CSO) with additional contributions from Transport Scotland. The aim of SBRI is to research & develop solutions that aid prevention or reduce the spread of droplet and airborne biological hazards, reduce NHS staff reliance on single use disposable PPE, and allow the return of clinical procedures which are currently considered high risk because of their aerosol generating nature.
The Test Bed environment is provided by NHS Tayside and should bring expertise from technical, clinical and support areas in order to consider and evaluate a potentially broad range of available solutions.
BiocareUV’s specific challenge is to offer potential solutions for air and/or surface decontamination which will reduce the infection risk in an occupied area, reducing the infection risk in an area and reducing the need for PPE to be worn.
The company says it is looking forward to being able to provide updates on this project but is now well into planning and building arrays to temporarily install in a variety of settings within the test bed in the near future. Its software suite to enhance both safety and effect is undergoing bench-testing already.
For more information on BiocareUV’s range of disinfection solutions visit https://biocareuv.com/