An Aggressive Approach to COVID-19 Mitigation

Overview


Ultra-TechTM Lighting has developed Sterile-BrightTM, a multi-tiered approach to surface and air sterilization using a combination of powerful UV light that directly decomposes pathogens from its radiation and generates significant ozone (O3) that acts as a strong sterilizing agent. This combination provides an optimum solution for sterilizing surfaces and spaces (air).

HOW IT WORKS

Sterile- BrightTM attacks DNA and cell wall integrity. Using a specialized carrier frequency approach, ionizing radiation below 200nm can travel further through the atmosphere before being neutralized by oxygen and nitrogen.

EFFECTIVENESS

Sterile-Bright approach provides a more effective “kill rate” at longer distances and creates ancillary sterilization agents including hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) from atmospheric water. The multiple sterilization pathways generated by Sterile-BrightTM combines mutually exclusive and proven disinfection and sanitization modalities for the most comprehensive and effective non-chemical approach* that addresses bacteria, viruses, fungi and spores. The light also effectively destroys larvae and other pests.

Sterile-Bright Objective


Sterile-BrightTM technology was in development prior to the COVID-19 outbreak to address widespread problems of non-chemical/non-toxic sterilization methodologies. Use of chlorine and other bleaching (oxidation) agents has come under scrutiny because of known toxicity and costly application. Sterile-BrightTM targets typical applications including hospitals, food processing and service facilities, cleanrooms, public areas like movie theaters, restaurants, religious facilities, schools and even open area stadiums. More specific applications include hog breeding and feeding operations that are highly sensitive to disease outbreaks. The COVID-19 outbreak changed our focus toward emergency sterilization applications. Ultra- TechTM Lighting has fast-tracked high-powered multi-functional units that combine large-volume CFM blowers with direct-exposure full-range UV generation. This takes advantage of ozone circulation in conjunction with pathogen-destroying UV radiation. These units are portable and allow multi-tasking between facilities. Once a space is treated, the pathogen-free environment can sustain as long as proper procedures are followed. The new development track for Sterile-BrightTM can provide powerful tools to protect against spreading COVID-19 and other pathogens. This COVID-19 crisis calls for fast, cost-effective, and proven solutions.

PROBLEM

Pathogens like viruses, bacteria, fungi, and spores are biological macromolecules, each with different modalities. Viruses are smaller and more hardened than most bacteria; multiplying only within the host cell while bacteria can replicate independently. Fungi can be even more resilient than bacteria or viruses while spores present other unique challenges. All these pathogens can exist on surfaces and some can be airborne. Those that can exist in air are particularly dangerous because of their rapid transmission rate.

SOLUTION

UV/OZONE APPROACH: Properly tuned UV light can destroy all mentioned pathogens quickly, both airborne and/or on surfaces. Ozone can circulate through an entire space, destroying viruses by diffusing through the protein coat into the nucleic acid core, resulting in damage of the viral RNA.

COVID-19 is an enveloped virus which is more sensitive to physico-chemical challenges presented by Sterile-BrightTM technology. It should be noted that ozone's effects upon unsaturated lipids is one of its best documented biochemical actions. Atmospheric ozone at 9 ppm for just 240 seconds has been shown to deactivate 3.3-log10 of MBP with an equally devastating impact upon viruses like COVID-19. Sterile-BrightTM technology is capable of ozone concentrations well in excess of 9ppm.

This COVID-19 crisis calls for fast, cost-effective, and proven solutions. Efficacy of the UV/Ozone approach is known science, requiring no further extensive testing or trials. The technology can be confidently and effectively deployed immediately.

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