The EpiShuttle is an award-winning design, developed with direct
input and guidance from clinical experts, medics, and patients.
Vehicles that are used for transport of highly infectious patients in the EpiShuttle do not have to be disinfected after patient transport. This saves time and money and ensures that vehicles can remain in operation as much as possible.
The EpiShuttle is CE-marked as a Class 1 Medical Device.
EMS System Compatible
The EpiShuttle is EN 1789 compliant and can be safely used in ambulances, helicopters, and airplanes. Adapters are available for several leading stretcher brands and an L-track attachment with universal brackets ensure that the EpiShuttle can be secured safely regardless of stretcher or vehicle type.
Less PPE During Transport
When transporting a highly infectious patient inside the EpiShuttle, medical personnel do not need to wear full Personal Protective Equipment. This allows for longer shifts and reduces the risk of making mistakes due to fatigue or reduced situational awareness.
The EpiShuttle air ventilation system can either be configured in negative pressure mode to protect the surroundings from an infectious patient, or in positive pressure mode to protect the patient from the surroundings.
Cost Efficient & Reusable
The EpiShuttle is reusable and can be safely disinfected and re-assembled in less than two hours. This significantly reduces the cost per transport compared to single-use transport isolators.
Bed adjustment for patient comfort
The integrated bed is adjustable both for knee angle and backrest, allowing for increased comfort for the patient and better conditions for clinical procedures. Adjusting the position improves breathing and communication, and contributes to reduce anxiety.
Air Ventilation System
The air ventilation system generates more than 15 air exchanges per hour to ensure maximum patient comfort and safety. Filters and airtight seals ensure that all contaminants are kept inside the EpiShuttle, even in the event of rapid decompression of an airplane cabin.
Positive Pressure protects the vulnerable patient from the environment
With the positive pressure kit installed, the air ventilation system generates a positive pressure inside the EpiShuttle, relative to the environment. The positive pressure and the inlet filters prevent non-filtered environmental air from entering the isolator.
Negative Pressure protects the outside environment from a contagious patient
The two medical ports are located at the head end of the EpiShuttle base. These ports can be equipped with a medical wire membrane or a ventilation sleeve.
The wireport membrane is made of a highly flexible material, allowing sealed passage of up to nine IV lines, monitoring cables, and/or oxygen lines.
The ventilator port
L=2306 mm W=655 mm H=732 mm
62 kg with standard configuration
Max load (patient+accessories)
Max 150 kg / 330 lb
Max 198 cm / 6.5 feet
Operating temperature from:
0 to +40 C (32 to +104 F)
CleanAir Chemical 2F
Rechargeable Li-ion battery 14,4V 2,6 aH
More than 15 air exchanges per hour
Operating negative pressure:
Min -15 Pa relative to the environment
Operating positive pressure:
Min 15 Pa relative to the environment
8 ports for gloves, optional waste bag or sluice bag configurations
Membrane inlet for IV lines, monitoring cables and similar equipment
Generic port for all types of mechanical ventilator circuits
EpiShuttle Materials Chemical Compatibility
EpiGuard has tested materials used in the EpiShuttle with several disinfection chemicals. The findings are summarized below:
EpiGuard have developed and validated two procedures for disinfecting the EpiShuttle with either peracetic acid or hydrogen peroxide vapor. The chemical compatibility matrix may act as a guideline for customers who want to implement their own disinfection procedures with their local hygiene department
Caution: ensure proper removal of chemical residues after decontamination, as these residues deteriorate the materials.