In this issue of Building and Facilities News, we are pleased to announce Moore MedTech as our Health Technology Company of the Month.
As we continue to live with COVID-19 and prepare for future pandemics, the need to develop effective protection is becoming increasingly important. Since the 1920’s, ultraviolet light has been used to protect people from airborne diseases and is now used in many settings such as care homes, offices, hospitals, operating theatres, and even retail.
In 2020, Moore MedTech recognised the life-saving potential of Far-UVC technology and wanted to bring it to the UK. Not only could it help to combat the oncoming effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, but it could also reduce the spread of all other contagious diseases which adversely impact workplaces every year such as colds, flus and norovirus. “Samantha and I have worked in the medical industry and are aware of emerging technologies, so we knew this technology had been around for years but were frustrated as to why no-one was utilising it to help fight COVID-19. We developed the business to provide the best solutions enabling other businesses to combat COVID-19, as well as future pandemics,” stated Jamie Moore, CTO & Co-Founder.
“Far-UVC technology can destroy 99.98% of pathogens in the air and on surfaces, including COVID-19, Influenza, MRSA and Norovirus. The technology uses a wavelength of light that is strong enough to destroy the cell wall of any pathogen rendering them inactive. It’s quite incredible really.” stated Jamie.
This technology can help businesses to reduce viral transmission at their workplace, reducing absenteeism levels and helping their staff to feel more confident about being on site. As well as a reduction in absenteeism costs, businesses can also benefit from reduced cleaning and HVAC costs too. It is also an environmentally friendly solution as it does not involve the use of harsh chemicals and can be adapted to most working environments.
Working primarily in the commercial real estate, corporate and health and social care sectors, Moore MedTech’s solutions are ideal for any environment where large groups of people come together within a shared space.
“We are social beings therefore it’s important for people to feel confident in shared spaces again, knowing the air they share is sanitised by our technology. Our solutions offer a safe umbrella of protection around the area. It is also cost-effective as it saves businesses spending money on PPE, cleaning equipment and extra staff to cover sickness and absentees and can also significantly reduce the cost of HVAC systems. Our solutions weren’t just developed for COVID-19, but to provide protection from the future pandemics that scientists are predicting.“