UVC light can kill bacteria and viruses by breaking apart their DNA leaving it unable to function or reproduce.*
For over 50 years UVC light has been used by hospitals and laboratories to keep their facilities disinfected.
Smart-object recognition technology has enabled UVC light to go beyond disinfecting boxes, rooms,
or closed-HVAC systems.
By combining LED UVC technology with our proprietary object recognition and artificial intelligence, UVCeed has created the first mobile disinfecting* device that works with your smartphone’s camera.
UVC light can cause skin and eye irritation, but the UVCeed app can recognize people and pets and will automatically stop if it detects them.
UVCeed is registered with the EPA and has been tested by an independent laboratory for disinfection*.
In independent laboratory testing, UVCeed was shown to reduce Staphylococcus aureus by 99.9% in 15 seconds, Escherichia Coli by 99.99% in 24 seconds and SARS CoV2 by 99.9% in 32 seconds. Tested at 12.7 cm on hard non-porous surfaces. In testing at 6.5 cm on hard non-porous surfaces, UVCeed was shown to reduce SARS CoV2 by 99.99% in 64 seconds.
When antibacterial wipes were introduced in 2000 they where revolutionary for their time — but they have many challenges.
Not all wipes kill viruses
Potential to spread pathogens from one surface to another
Cannot be used on all surfaces or fabrics
UVCeed is a disinfecting* device with a downloadable app for your phone.
The device attaches magnetically to the back of your phone. (Magsafe phones are ready to go. Older models are provided a metal plate that will attach to your phone or phone case.)
The device pairs wirelessly to the app. The app uses the phone’s camera to recognize objects and calculate distance and energy.
Once UVCeed is set up, all you need to do is point the phone camera at the object and hold the treat
button on the app down. The UVCeed device then activates the non-visible UVC light. The UVCeed app will let you know how far to hold the phone from the object and will let you know when the object has been disinfected*.
UVCeed was invented by an orthopedic surgeon and an engineer. With six kids and two dogs, Dr. Peter Bonutti wanted the ability to disinfect items as easily as he did in the OR. As a physician he understood the limitations of wipes and wanted to harness the power of UVC light.
Working alongside his friend and engineer, Justin Beyers, they applied machine learning and artificial intelligence to build the first UVC disinfecting* device that can be used anywhere, anytime.
Dr. Peter Bonutti, M.D., Co-Founder & CEO
Dr. Bonutti is a surgeon, inventor, author, professor, consultant, and entrepreneur with over 30 years of experience. He is the founder of Bonutti Research, a medical device incubator that has developed products and technology used around the world and maintains his clinical and surgical practice, which focuses on knee and hip arthroplasty and integration of robotics into surgical procedures.
Dr. Bonutti is a pioneer in Minimally Invasive Surgery, has over 500 patents and applications and has developed more than 700 licenses and multiple FDA-approved products to-date.
Major corporations leveraging his technology include: Hitachi, Medtronic, Kyphon, Covidien, US Surgical, Biomet, Arthrocare, Synthes, Zimmer/Biomet and Stryker.
He is a prolific speaker, lecturing internationally, and has trained over 100 surgeons on his surgical techniques. In his career, Dr. Bonutti has received more than a dozen industry honors and awards for his achievements.
Dr. Bonutti earned his medical degree at University of Cincinnati College ofMedicine and completed his Orthopaedic Surgery Residency at Cleveland ClinicFoundation with international fellowships in Canada, Australia, and Austria.
Justin Beyers, Co-Founder
Justin has nearly 20 years of experience designing and manufacturing medical devices including ultrasonics, orthopedic, neuromodulation and ENT.
In addition to UVCeed, Justin serves as director of research and development at the medical device company Realeve and at Bonutti Research, a medical device incubator that has developed products and technology used around the world.
Earlier in his career, Justin served as electrical engineer at Motorola where he was a member of the design and manufacturing team for General Motors’ OnStar System.
Justin is named as an inventor on 100 applications, 35+ patents, and multiple publications. He holds a BSE in computer engineering from University of Illinois at Chicago.
Bonutti Technologies was founded in 1990 by Dr. Peter Bonutti to develop medical technologies to improve health care. Located in Effingham, Illinois, Bonnutti technologies has over 400 patents, more than 750 licenses and employees a skilled team of engineers. Dr. Peter Bonutti pioneered minimally invasive knee surgery and still practices. He is also a prolific inventor, and a respected advisor to the medical device industry.
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