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China buys Danish robots to fight Coronavirus

08 April 2020

As a new and powerful weapon against the spread of the Coronavirus, Chinese hospitals are now deploying Danish disinfection robots.

Self-driving Danish disinfection robots are now shipping to a number of hospitals in China to help fight the Coronavirus, also called COVID-19. This happened after Sunay Healthcare Supply signed an agreement with the Danish company UVD Robots. Many robots have been shipped to be deployed in the fight against the Coronavirus. With ultraviolet light, the Danish robot is said to disinfect and kill viruses and bacteria autonomously, effectively limiting the spread of Coronaviruses without exposing hospital staff to the risk of infection.

Through Sunay Healthcare Supply’s partners in China, the robots will be deployed in all Chinese provinces. “With this agreement, more than 2000 hospitals will now have the opportunity to ensure effective disinfection, protecting both their patients and staff,” said Su Yan, CEO of Sunay Healthcare Supply, a medical equipment supplier to the Chinese market.

CEO of UVD Robots, Per Juul Nielsen, said: "In a severe crisis like this where the world health is threatened, our innovative technology really proves its worth."

The development of the UVD robot started in 2014, when a group of Danish hospitals demanded a far more effective way of reducing infection rates in hospitals. The collaboration between bacteriologists, virologists and hospital staff from hospitals, and robot developers, designers, engineers, investors and business people from Blue Ocean Robotics led to an early market introduction in 2018. 

Claus Risager, CEO of Blue Ocean Robotics and chairman of the board of UVD Robots, called it a tremendous satisfaction for employees, management and the circle of owners to witness the deployment of the UVD Robot: “We are now helping solve one of the biggest problems of our time, preventing the spread of bacteria and viruses with a robot that saves lives in hospitals every day.”