Health Canada has provided UVD Robots with a Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) registration making the UV-C disinfection robot eligible to be used in Canada as one of the only UV-C systems.
UVD Robots is pleased to announce that Health Canada has registered UVD Robots’ Ultraviolet “C” light (UV-C) autonomous disinfection robots, to be used as a solution in Canada for increasing the level of disinfection in clinical settings and other sectors.
“This registration provides UVD Robots and the channel partners in Canada with opportunities to keep on entering the market and engaging with clinical microbiologists and infection prevention and control teams.” - Per Juul Nielsen, CEO at UVD Robots.
New regulation of UV light
PMRA under Health Canada issued a bulletin in August 2021 announcing new regulation of UV light-emitting decontamination products. The new regulatory process is designed to help consumers and industries choose legitimate and effective UV-C disinfection solutions.
The Canadian Ministry of Health bulletin states:
“Manufacturers of UVC decontamination devices must demonstrate high-level disinfection or sterilization of bacterial spores with an organism that offers a maximum challenge for the chosen technology (i.e., Bacillus subtilis spores) or a scientifically justified surrogate organism (such as Mycobacterium species). A high level of disinfection or sterilization is generally considered to be a minimum 6 log reduction (99.9999%).”
UVD Robots is among the first autonomous UV-C disinfection robots to be registered with PMRA, Health Canada.