Home respiratory diagnostic provider VirtuOx has launched VirtuCLEAN, a CPAP accessory that eases the cleaning process.
To use, sleep apnea patients plug their PAP [positive airway pressure] device into VirtuCLEAN, which then automatically cleans the device and shuts off 30 minutes later. According to VirtuOx, in this half-hour time span, VirtuCLEAN kills 99.99% of disease causing pathogens that otherwise reside and grow in the PAP mask, tube, and humidifier chamber.
Kyle Miko, RT, VirtuOx founder and COO, says in a release, “Proper cleaning of PAP equipment requires daily cleaning of mask and changing humidifier water. It also requires weekly soaking of PAP mask, tube, and humidifier chamber with soap and water. Studies show patients rarely adhere to this vigorous schedule, which can lead to bacteria and mold to accumulate in their PAP system. Bacteria and mold in a person’s PAP system can cause some serious health complications. Now with VirtuOx’s VirtuCLEAN, patients will have no excuse on properly disinfecting their PAP device.”
VirtuCLEAN is portable, so patients can take it when traveling. It does not require maintenance like other devices, which VirtuOx states makes it a fit not only for homecare, but also for hospitals, emergency rooms, and ambulatory care centers.
Aaaaaaand what’s the Price?
The price I was given was $279.00 from the company that i get all of my products from.
the retail for patients is $279!
Also we have a 18 month warranty and there is no filters to change every 6 months!
Up front this looks like a good product and I am hoping that I will be able to get this in Australia soon.
#1 – What makes this product better than SoClean that I was about to buy ? As like most people I do NOT clean my machine often enough and probably not properly. Can you Please answer question and send me any other details via email. Thank you for your time and have a God blessed day.
Hello Roddy! The VirtuCLEAN compared to the other CPAP cleaning device has many benefits, but some of the main ones are that we offer a 18 month warranty vs. 12 month warranty, very small and quiet vs. large and noisy, and our device does not require ongoing cost compared to the other device. Any additional questions feel free to let me know!
Does it have to be used 30 mins for the mask and tube and then 30 mins for the humidifier?
Hello Leslie, yes that is correct. 30 minutes for your mask/tubing and 30 minutes for your humidifier chamber/tubing.
Can one VirtuCLEAN be used for multiple CPAPs? There are two CPAPs in my household.
Hello William! The only draw back is that it currently only has an option to clean 1 at a time.
Are there published data regarding VirtuClean’s claim that 99.9% of bacteria and molds are killed by this product?
Given ozone’s known toxicity, I am concerned about the use if VirtuClean indoors
We do not recommend to use the VirtuCLEAN CPAP Sanitizer outside of its intended use. If you are using it as recommended then it is save to use inside your home.
Also regarding the ozone toxicity. Is this safe to use in the home? And in comparison to the so clean sanitizer and cleaner, which is safer do you feel? Thank you.
Does the VirtuClean also clean the CPAP mask?
Yes! It absolutely does!
Please visit http://WWW.VIRTUCLEAN.COM for our instruction videos that will out line proper use of our device.
Will this disinfectant the water in my humidifier?
Is this product covered by insurance?
Unfortunately insurance does not cover the cost of the virtueclean unit which costs almost 200$
How often should I use the Virtuclean? It has a clean smell and seems to be working well so far
We recommend to clean your mask and tubing 1 time per day and your tubing and humidifier 1 time per week.
Please visit us at http://WWW.VIRTUCLEAN.COM for more information and thank you for being a valued client.
I have a Resmed Airsense 10 Elite with a heated hose. The hose connection that is hooked onto the machine will not fit on the VirtuClean machine. Any suggestions?
Did you ever get a reply from anyone on this? What was the fix?
I found this information at sleeprestfully.com:
“If your CPAP has a heated hose do the following:
Plug the VirtuCLEAN into the end of the hose that does not have the electrical conectors on it (end of hose where mask is attached).
Place your CPAP mask loose as well as the end of the heated hose that has electrical connectors on it inside the bag included with your VirtuCLEAN and zip it up.
Power your unit on and wait 30 minutes for the cleaning cycle to be completed. 5 beeps will signal the end of the cleaning cycle. VirtuCLEAN will automatically turn itself off at the end of the cleaning cycyle.
Remove the mask from the bag and detach it from the CPAP hose.”
Neither end of the heated hose to my Resmed Airsense 10 will fit on the Virtuclean. I saw this online that you put it on the opposite way but there is no way it works that way. Any suggestions out there?
For heated tubing we do have an adapter available for use with our VirtuCLEAN device. The company that you purchased the device from should be able to go over options for this.
How many uses can you expect per battery charge?
You should expect 4-5 uses on a brand new fully charged battery. Overtime the frequency of use will diminish the battery life.
Where can I buy the optional calibrator cap (part 2201)?
Please email us directly at [email protected] and we will get you one!
I don’t understand how the So Clean must have the filter/cartridge replaced as unit is used, but your unit states never needs replaced. Does the unit loose its effectiveness over time and why does one technology need replacement supplies when yours does not? I have not been able to find any answer or comment regarding this question.
I recently purchased a VirtuClean. It came with a pack of small filters. Where do the filters go and how do you install them?
I believe you are referring to filters that were purchased as a bundle from your homecare/online company. I would refer you to ask them on further instructional use of the filters you have because the VirtuCLEAN does not require any filters.
1. Is this company still in business?
2. Why do they not answer anybody’s questions? This is why I’m wondering if they still exist.
Yes, we are very much still in business. Unfortunately it took a little longer than expected to get to these questions.
Is there anything in particular that we can help you with?
Will it work with Philips Dreamstation to go?
Does it require an adaptor for the smaller hose?
This does clean the dreamstation. You may need the heated hose adapter.
I have a two week old unit that makes a lot of noise at startup…like the fan is having trouble getting started…then it smooths out and runs well. What’s up??
I am sorry to hear about the device making that noise.
Please write us directly at [email protected] for us to get you a replacement right away.
Could someone from VirtuClean describe the heated-tubing adapter and how it’s used for an AirSense10 Autoset? I can’t find anything online, I called the company with no success, and the enclosed directions are as bare bones as possible. I was given a “standard adapter” by my RT, but it doesn’t work. Thanks!!
Please visit http://WWW.VIRTUCLEAN.COM for our instructional video on how to properly use our device with your heated tubing adapter. If that does not help, or if you have any other general questions please give us a call at, 855-284-6557.
This product does work as advertised– but:
it is cheaply made– not worth $280. or so price tag– big profit for the mnfg co.
Mine lasted about 14 mos– the battery no longer took a charge. Then I discovered there are virtually identical units (different names, of course) available on web selling for around $40.- $60.00 These are more sensibly priced.
Thank you for being one of our many clients of the VirtuCLEAN device. If your device is no longer working, please email us at [email protected] to take advantage of our 18 month warranty and we can happily assist. While there may be other devices on the market I would be urge some caution. Many of those devices are not FCC certified for home use and to receive any level of support from them would be challenging to say the least. FCC certification is needed for any electronic device that is being used in the USA. We hope you chose to stay with us. Thank you.
does it clean Z1 auto CPAP, compact equipment? Does it clean the CPAP machine or only the tubing and mask? My machine does have a humidifier attached, it has a filter type waterless like a filter. My other machine has no chamber attached at this time??
Is there an adapter to clean the ResMed Air Mini?
Is this unit fit ResMed airfit f20 full mask?
I love my VirtuClean. I use it for my masks and Resmed AirSense 10 regularly. Yes it makes a straining noise at first, but it levels out in a short time to a quiet hum.
Can the Dreamstion Go Auto CPAP base unit be cleaned with it?
Hi, yes it can
I am reading about the dangers of breathing in Ozone to the lungs. However none of that is mentioned in any of these posts. It’s a little scary when you get contradicting messages. Is there any recommendation regarding the ozone in the tubing? Thanks