Results from a study done by the University of Florida using the SARS-CoV-2 virus show a significant decrease in infectivity of the virus immediately after exposure to Puradigm’s technology and show the virus was undetectable after 24 hours of exposure to their technology.
San Diego, California, August 10, 2020 —A new study from the University of Florida confirms the efficacy of an air and surface purification technology developed by Puradigm, LLC in inactivating SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Researchers at the University of Florida, Department of Medicine found that Puradigm’s proactive air and surface purification technology inactivates 73.33% of infectious high levels of SARS-CoV-2 on stainless steel surfaces within only 15 minutes of exposure to the technology, 93.3% after 60 minutes, and 97.7% after 4 hours. After 24 hours of exposure to Puradigm’s technology, the SARS-CoV-2 was undetectable.
Results from the University of Florida study are consistent with those of an independent study done by Central Michigan University and Insight Research Institute which tested the effectiveness of Puradigm’s technology using cell cultures of coronavirus 229E and dengue, both used as surrogate viruses for SARS-CoV-2. This study concluded that there were morphological changes that had realigned the monolayer of A549 cells, seen in coronavirus 229E after exposure to Puradigm’s technology. These changes may indicate that the virus may have been physically altered due to Puradigm’s technology thus rendering the virus harmless in indoor environments.