Vioguard Announces Addition of World's First Self-Sanitizing Keyboard to HP Healthcare Solutions Portfolio
KIRKLAND, Wash., Jan 18, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Vioguard(TM) LLC ( www.vioguard.com ) today announced it has signed a sales and distribution agreement with HP to market and sell the Vioguard self-sanitizing computer keyboard. The product was recently cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as the first computer keyboard to use the germicidal properties of ultraviolet light (UV-C) to destroy harmful viruses and bacteria.
As one of HP's top healthcare solution providers, Vioguard joins a trusted program of end-to-end healthcare IT systems for medical facilities worldwide.
"We're thrilled to partner with a company as focused on patient safety and healthcare efficiencies as HP," said Larry Ranta, Vioguard's President. "As part of our commitment to help organizations prevent the spread of healthcare-associated infections, we are proud to team with a company well known for their quality and expertise in the medical industry."
In addition to receiving approval from the FDA for use in healthcare settings, the Vioguard keyboard was highlighted in a clinical trial from the American Journal of Infection Control proving the keyboard's efficacy.
The addition of the Vioguard keyboard to HP's healthcare solutions comes at a time when IT has become a critical component in hospital infection control strategies. Vioguard's self-sanitizing keyboard is the first computer peripheral that directly deals with the issue of cross-contamination among shared workstations, automatically destroying deadly microorganisms such as MRSA.
"In our mission to support quality patient care and facilitate cost reductions through innovative IT solutions, we're continually looking for exceptional products and services to offer our customers," said Chris Mertens, vice president, Healthcare, Personal Systems Group, HP. "The Vioguard keyboard is an excellent addition to our healthcare technology portfolio."
Vioguard is a company committed to developing innovative products that help organizations stop the spread of harmful bacteria and viruses. Their first product, the Vioguard Self-Sanitizing Keyboard, uses the germicidal properties of ultraviolet light (UV-C) to automatically disinfect the keyboard and touchpad surface after every use.
For more information, visit www.vioguard.com