Airocide® technology helps schools reopen and allow for the safe return to campus
Distributor installation will serve as a prototype project for the expansion of theAirocide®solution into the school systems located in the EU.
Applied UV, Inc. (NasdaqCM: AUVI) (“Applied UV” or the “Company”) is an infection control technology company that applies the power of narrow-range ultraviolet light (“UVC”) for surface areas and catalytic bioconversion technology for air purification. The company announced that its European distributor has installed Airocide units in Verbier International School, a private boarding school located in Switzerland to help create safer and cleaner environments for students and faculty throughout campus. Applied UV expects that this installation will serve as a prototype project for the expansion of the Airocide® solution into school systems located in the EU and UK.
“This customer award in Europe follows on our recently announced installation of Airocide® units at a private school located in Uruguay,” said Q Saeed, CEO of Applied UV. “With the beginning of the new school year fast approaching, administrators must try to balance education and safety as they navigate disparate reopening guidelines, data and community pressures. The Airocide® air pathogen control technology provides a clinically proven solution to help protect students and staff by destroying dangerous pathogens and allow for a safer return to campus.”
“We are immensely proud of being the first Swiss International School to be seriously protected from all sorts of harmful airborne particles by a state-of-the-art air filter system conceived and designed by NASA,” said Didier Boutroux, Headmaster of the Verbier International School. “Not only is air amazingly clear and pure in our mountains, but inside our buildings the same pervades. These are the safest air purification units for children (and staff alike) and will therefore ensure the good health of both staff and our students.”
Airocide® utilizes NASA optimized photocatalytic oxidation (“PCO”) technology wherein air and any contaminants are drawn from the room into the Airocide® unit and channeled into the reaction chamber. UVC activates the proprietary photocatalyst embedded in the reaction chamber, beginning the photocatalytic process. In the reaction chamber, hydroxyl radicals and super-oxide ions are generated and oxidize every organic molecule that comes in contact. Millions of hydroxyl radicals converge, combining with the carbon atoms in pathogens (airborne bacteria, mold, fungi, mycotoxins, viruses, allergens) and VOCs, converting the organic material into a harmless vapor and clean, clear air.
The Airocide technology
The Airocide® System, originally developed by NASA with assistance from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, is an airborne pathogen killing technology that uses a patented combination of UVC and a proprietary, titanium dioxide based photocatalyst.
Listed as an FDA Class II Medical device, the Airocide® technology is clinically proven and field tested to kill/remove/eliminate airborne pathogenic and non-pathogenic microorganisms, allergens, odors and harmful VOCs in a variety of applications and industries including healthcare, hospitality, grocery chains, wineries, commercial real estate, schools, dental offices and homes. Airocide® air purifiers are available at www.airocide.com.
About Applied UV
Applied UV is focused on the development and acquisition of technology that address infection control in the healthcare, hospitality, commercial and municipal markets. The Company has two wholly owned subsidiaries – SteriLumen, Inc. (“SteriLumen”) and Munn Works, LLC (“Munn Works”). SteriLumen’s connected platform for Data Driven Disinfection™ applies the power of ultraviolet light (UVC) to destroy pathogens safely, thoroughly, and automatically, addressing the challenge of healthcare-acquired infections (“HAIs”). Targeted for use in facilities that have high customer turnover such as hospitals, hotels, commercial facilities, and other public spaces, the Company’s Lumicide™ platform uses UVC LEDs in several patented designs for infection control in and around high-traffic areas, including sinks and restrooms, killing bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens residing on hard surfaces within devices’ proximity. The Company’s patented in-drain disinfection device, Lumicide Drain, is the only product on the market that addresses this critical pathogen intensive location.
SteriLumen’s Airocide® products for air purification, developed by NASA and FDA Cleared as class II medical devices, utilize a proprietary photo-catalytic bioconversion technology that draws air into a reaction chamber that converts damaging molds, microorganisms, dangerous pathogens, destructive VOCs and biological gasses into harmless water vapor without producing ozone or other harmful byproducts. Airocide® applications include healthcare, hospitality, grocery chains, wine making facilities, commercial real estate, schools, dental offices, and homes.
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