Friday, 14 January 2011

Launch of Germ Genie to kill keyboard germs

Our scientists proved the effectiveness of Germ Genie, a tool to prevent infections from keyboards, a device that could be very useful for many sniffling workers at the moment.

Germ Genie, was developed by Falcon Innovations and tested at the University of Hertfordshire’s Biodet laboratory.

The results of the University’s tests on E.Coli, Staphylococcus Aureus and Bacillus Subtillis, reveal that Germ Genie kills ninety-nine percent of germs across most of the keyboard in just two minutes, and across the whole keyboard in ten minutes.

The Genie works by sensing finger movement on the computer keyboard, and after the user has finished it sanitises the keyboard with UV light. This treatment leaves the keyboard ready for the next user so they will not pick up microbes that would otherwise have posed a risk of passing on infections like Flu, MRSA and E.Coli. Unlike other solutions, it will sanitise the keyboard many times each day, at exactly the times it is needed – after each user.

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