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22.09.2020

MetraLabs is fighting the microbes

Indoor spaces have become dangerous places during the Corona outbreak. Countless bakteria and viruses float through the air and gather up on the surface areas in these spaces. An invention coming from the Southern Thuringia town, Ilmenau, provides the remedy: a robot from the company MetraLabs eliminates the pathogens quite sucessfully.

The robot „Sterybot“ is also used in restaurants.
The robot „Sterybot“ is also used in restaurants.

The "Sterybot" works with UV-C light, which is an extraordinarily high-energy radiation. MetraLabs specifies that the robot can elimante up to 99.99 percent of the bacteria and viruses which are in a room. The device moves on its own and disinfects not only the air in the room but also floors, walls, table tops, chairs, door handles and light switches. It will be mainly used in clinics, but also in public spaces such as airports, shops and hotels. "Sterybot" is one of nine projects out of 146 applications, which are funded by the EU to fight against Corona.

MetraLabs have been active in Thuringia for the last 15 years and it benefits from the innovative business and research landscape surrounding the Ilmenau University of Technology.

 

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