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Avalon SteriTech wins Robotics Award for Health Products & Services at Singapore Business Review Technology Excellence Awards

Avalon SteriTech wins Robotics Award for Health Products & Services at Singapore Business Review Technology Excellence Awards

Singapore Business Review 27 Apr 2021

The company’s autonomous robotic solution ushers in a new era of “Smart Cleaning.”

Avalon SteriTech (“Avalon”) has been named the winner of the Robotics Award in the health products and services category at Singapore Business Review’s Technology Excellence Awards for Whiz Gambit, a flagship 2-in-1 commercial cleaning and disinfection robot with SoftBank Robotics Group (“SBRG”), where “Whiz” is an AI-cleaning robot of SoftBank Robotics and “Gambit” is Avalon’s bio-decontamination unit dedicated for “Whiz”.

The Technology Excellence Awards is held annually by Singapore Business Review, a leading business magazine serving Singapore’s dynamic business community, recognizes outstanding companies worldwide which have made exceptional contributions in pursuit of technological innovation.

Avalon SteriTech (“Avalon”) has always aimed to provide next-generation cleaning, disinfection and sterilization technology infrastructure for public spaces. Recently, the company – together with Softbank Robotics Group (“SBRG”) – introduced Whiz Gambit as a flagship product for cleaning and bio-decontamination in all commercial environments. Whiz Gambit is the inaugural project under the newly formed Joint Venture between the two companies, leveraging Avalon’s strength in biotechnology and healthcare, and SBRG’s expertise in robotic solutions.

Whiz was commercially launched by SBRG in 2018 and the robot quickly established itself as the industry-leading autonomous AI cleaning robot. Advocating the vision of the Joint Venture, i.e. “Beyond the visible”, Avalon introduces bio-decontamination capabilities, Gambit, to SBRG’s Whiz. The 2-in-1 AI-powered cleaning and disinfection robot, Whiz Gambit, is the first disinfection robot to achieve Performance Mark by SGS Hong Kong with proven efficacy to eliminate >99% microbial burden. Along with its bio-decontamination performance, the two companies strive to bring back public confidence, well-being and safety, putting into practice the idea of “Smart Cleaning”.

The Technology Excellence Awards, presented by Singapore Business Review, was held via studio award presentations and video conferencing sessions throughout the second and third week of April.

This year’s nominations were judged by a panel consisting of Daryl Pereira, Head of Cyber at KPMG; Cheang Wai Keat, Partner, Consulting at Ernst & Young Advisory Pte. Ltd.; Henry Tan, Group Chief Executive Officer and Chief Innovation Officer at Nexia TS; Sivakumar Saravan, Senior Partner at Crowe Singapore; Cecil Su, Director, Head of Cybersecurity of BDO Singapore.

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