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Steam & Vac Pro passes important enveloped viruses tests

OspreyDeepClean has now received the expert opinion from the Institut fuer Hygiene und Mikrobiologie (Institute for Hygiene and Microbiology) in Bremen, Germany, that the SteamCare Steam & Vac Pro model achieves a greater than 5-log reduction against modified Ankara, based in EN 16615.

In Europe the Modified Vaccinia Ankara (MVA) represents the official surrogate test virus for all enveloped viruses including Sars-Cov-1 and Sars-Cov-2 and all human influenza viruses.

Steam & Vac Pro test conditions

Thomas Stuecken, OsperyDeepclean’s chairman, says that this is another important step in combatting the spread of Covid-19 and that new normal cleaning regimes should focus on adopting proven, validated cleaning technologies and treat and any environment like a healthcare setting.

“It is clearly evident also, from consumer research, that a ‘visual clean’ is no longer acceptable to consumers and visitors and that the highest standard of cleaning and disinfection should be the new norm.”

Adding “the cleaning industry plays a critical role in the fight against the spread of the Coronavirus, and we should do everything possible to assist consumers, companies and the industry as a whole to now adopt to the best validated cleaning technologies.”


The latest expert opinion underlines the ground breaking research the company embarked upon some 10 years ago with its TNO/UCLH study for validating the efficacy of dry steam for the safe removal of harmful pathogens from healthcare environments.

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