But how does it work?

For many people, the CleanSlate is the first UV device they’ve ever used, and often the first time they’ve ever killed bacteria on their phone or tablet with ultraviolet light. So, we get a lot of the same great questions.

We sat down with Chief of Business Development, Scott Mason to answer some of these FAQs!

1. How does it work?

The CleanSlate uses UV-C light to kill germs on items placed inside of the tray. It does so by using a unique chamber design capable of disinfecting 360 degrees of the device. UV-C light is normally blocked by the atmosphere, so it is deadly to superbug DNA.

UV Light

  1. How long does it take?

A cycle is only 30 seconds long – just enough time to wash your hands!

  1. How many items can I place inside of it at one time?

UVC cleans by ‘line of sight’ meaning that as long as the light can “see” the items it can kill germs on them. So you can place as many objects as they’d like into the CleanSlate chamber as long as they allow for one inch between the items for the light to reach all corners.

Items cannot be stacked on top of each other as this will block the light. As a rule of thumb the CleanSlate can disinfect 2-4 smartphones at once, 1 iPad or 6 Vocera communication devices.

Steps to clean your device

  1. Will this damage my device?

No. Unlike harsh chemical wipes, UV light will not damage or corrode devices or touch screens. The only thing to look out for is that some yellowing may occur in white plastics over long periods of exposure, but unlike some chemical solutions, this will not impact functionality.

  1. What can I put into it?

The CleanSlate is capable of sanitizing hard, non-porous items in 30 seconds. It should not be used to disinfect fabrics (like clothing or shoes) food or wet items. It won’t damage fabrics but it will undermine effectiveness to the extent that we cannot guarantee our claimed efficacy rates.

CleanSlate and Ipad and Iphone

  1. What kind of bacteria does it kill?

CleanSlate UV is designed to kill superbugs like MRSA and C. Difficile. These are some of the most dangerous pathogens found in hospital, and are also some of the toughest to kill using UV light. The CleanSlate will kill over 99.999% of MRSA, 99.93% of C. Difficile spores, and more. Interested in more detailed kill efficacy data? Get in touch.

  1. Where can it be used?

The CleanSlate can be placed in both staff-only locations as well as public-facing locations. A few examples of where CleanSlate UV has been deployed are: ORs, Neo-natal Intensive Care Units (NICUs), Intensive Care Units (ICUs), change rooms, staff lounges and hospital entranceways. If counter space is a concern, we have

If you have more specific questions regarding CleanSlate UV you can find our contact page here!

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Scott Mason is the Chief of Business Development and Co-Founder of CleanSlate UV.