WHAT IS IT
SANITIZATION SYSTEM FOR MEDICAL DEVICES
PROTECTION AND SAFETY THROUGH THE ABATEMENT OF SARS-COV-2 AND OTHER PATHOGENS
Drycov19 is a sanitization device against viruses and other microorganisms, including Sars-Cov-2. It was designed to sanitize disposable medical devices, while keeping their functional properties intact.
Dycov19 components are selected according to their environmental sustainability, which is certified through the Life Cycle Assessment method. The life cycle analysis conducted by the LCA Working Group in the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia made it possible, right from its designing phase, to select the most adequate technical solutions in order to ensure the smallest environmental footprint.
The recent placing on the market of 12 million masks per day gives the scale of the Italian producers’ commitment to tackle and combat the spread of the virus. Drycov19 device will allow the reutilization of perfectly sanitized surgical masks. Such an opportunity makes it possible to reduce the demand for surgical masks and PPEs by more than half, with a daily saving amounting to more than 3 million euros.
HOW IT'S MADE
Generated by a radiant heat source through low power resistance and high energy output.
Generated by an UVGI radiant source, a germicidal irradiation with a 254 nm wavelength.
The Bowie Test releases an aroma which, if not perceived, can be a signal of Sars-Cov 2 positivity to the person who is wearing the mask, since this is one of the most typical symptoms of someone who has contracted the virus.
Safety and effectiveness
A dedicated software monitors the entire sanitization cycle and manages the achievement of the abatement conditions of the pathogenic microorganisms if present, including Sars-Cov-2.
For the development of DryCov19, RGN availed itself of the scientific support provided by the laboratories of the high-tech network in the region of Emilia Romagna, including BIOGEST from the University Modena and Reggio Emilia, the Science and Technology Park for Medicine (TPM) from Mirandola and CertiMaC (CNR and ENEA) from Faenza, in addition to the collaboration with ATMA Engineering in Parma and P&C Innovation in Brescia.
Studies for the abatement of Sars-Cov-2 viral load through the sanitization process have been conducted at Professor Giorgio Gallinella’s laboratories from the Clinical Microbiology Department at Bologna University.
FOR WHAT IS MADE FOR
DryCov19 is designed according to the BSL4 (Biological Security Level) biosecurity regulations in order to ensure the seal of the sanitization chamber and to avoid the contamination of the external environment during its duty cycle.
DryCov19 kills the virus responsible for COVID-19 and contributes to the reduction of the microbial load of other pathogens thanks to the combined action of heat and UVGI rays.
PROPERTIES OF SURGICAL MASKS AND PPEs
DryCov19 ensures the preservation of the certified mechanical ad functional properties of surgical masks through the application of a balanced and constantly monitored sanitization cycle.
DryCov19 structure is designed to ensure its stability and safe location in different environments, such as end-of-cycle areas.
A remote control allows the start of the device, while an acoustic and light signalling indicates the end of the cycle. The right achievement of the sanitization conditions is verified at each use through the Bowie Test. The release of a pleasant aroma makes it more agreeable to reuse the mask.
In addition to the CE marking, DryCov19 complies with mandatory and environmental compatibility standards.