It is installed on the ceiling like a normal air conditioner, however it is able to filter and sanitize the air by cleaning it from Covid, but not only. It is the innovative purification system of hospital environments that the Irccs Neuromed of Pozzilli (Isernia) is experimenting within an EU project. “This European project of which Neuromed is part – explains Luigi Pavone, Clinical Bioengineering of Irccs – was financed through a specific action against the” Sars-CoV-2 “coronavirus within the Horizon 2020 program. initiative, led by an Austrian SME, Villinger Gmbh, there is an innovative system for air purification with the aim of protecting both healthcare workers and patients and visitors from possible contamination. precise to test and certify these devices, evaluating their effectiveness in a real environment, such as that of our ophthalmology clinics. In the next few days, therefore, we will evaluate their effectiveness in achieving the pre-established objectives of air sanitization “.” The device installed here in the Neuromed – underlines Daniele Cafolla, head of the Biomechatronics Laboratory at Irccs – represents a clear innovation compared to the common systems already used air ionization products. In fact, in addition to not emitting nitrogen monoxide, it is capable of performing an efficient electrostatic disinfection and removing unwanted particles from the air. Born for Sars-CoV-2, this system has a modular structure that will allow it to be adapted to different pathogens, responding to the disinfection needs that may arise in the future. Finally, it has been designed so that it can be installed very easily and this makes it a very valid tool for all those environments, let’s think of a waiting room, where it is necessary to guarantee impeccable air quality “.” The project Clean-Air – comments Emilia Belfiore, head of the Neuromed Research and Development Office – represents tangible proof of the added value of research and development projects financed by the European Commission, which has focused on the integration of scientific skills and innovation capacity of the best European and international excellence, to identify innovative devices for the fight against the pandemic “.” A priority also for Irccs Neuromed which, thanks to the partnership with companies, universities and research centers in Austria, Germany and Israel – he concludes – will be able to develop technologies and devices useful for guaranteeing patients and all citizens increasingly higher quality standards of health services “.
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