Encouraging Test Results at Western University’s ImPakT Lab Concludes AIS’ UV Disinfection Robot effectively uses Ultra Violet Light to protect against SARS-Cov-2
Advanced Intelligent Systems (AIS), an industry leader in the development of autonomous robotic systems announced today that studies testing the autonomous UV Robot at the Imaging Pathogens for Knowledge Translation (ImPakT) Lab at Western University in London, Ontario, yielded encouraging results in protection against the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
“Having received a third-party approval test from a reputable lab validates the AIS efforts to create a fully autonomous robot for disinfection against Sars-Cov-2 virus. Our team is elated, and we look forward to deploying our robots to help disinfect public areas to reduce infection, ” says Farhang Bidram, CTO of AIS
Study results revealed 99.9999% disinfection of Sars-Cov2 virus in five seconds at a one-meter distance from the robot on two different material surfaces. The ImPaKT Lab is a one-of-a-kind facility combining PHAC certified containment level standards (CL2+ and CL3) with advanced in-vivo imaging modalities. The ImPaKT Centre conducted anti-viral testing against VSV and SARS-CoV-2 with exposed UV light emitted from the AIS’ UV robot. Antiviral effects were measured by viral titer reduction assays after UV light exposure. AIS provided the robot along with full video tutorials on the operation of the equipment. The study results concluded that UV treatment of VSV and SARS-CoV-2 reduced viral titers by 6Logs, a 99.9999% reduction of infectious virus.
“The third-party validation of the efficacy of our robot now allows us to deploy it with full confidence in all venues where people are in danger of being infected. Our Robot As A Service approach makes our products, including Orion accessible to all who wish to deploy it,” says AIS’ CEO, Afshin Doust.