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Protect Students & Staff from Airborne Contamination

Aerobiotix air sanitization technology provides a safer learning environment.

ATTENTION NON-PUBLIC SCHOOLS

The Emergency Assistance to Non-Public Schools Program (EANS) provides services or assistance to eligible non-public schools to address educational disruptions caused by COVID-19. An allowable reimbursable service and/or assistance includes portable air purification systems.

ATTENTION NON-PUBLIC SCHOOLS

The Emergency Assistance to Non-Public Schools Program (EANS) provides services or assistance to eligible non-public schools to address educational disruptions caused by COVID-19. An allowable reimbursable service and/or assistance includes portable air purification systems.

Isn’t the Air in the Building Clean?

The air coming into your building through the HVAC system is clean when it enters the room.

As people move through your facility, they’re breathing, talking, coughing, sneezing, and shedding skin cells. They are leaving a trail of particulates that carry viruses and bacteria (including SARS-CoV-2, C-diff., TB, influenza, Staph) in the air. These invisible air contaminants and allergens put students and staff at risk.

About Aerobiotix Technology

Increasing airflow or using HEPA filters can improve air quality but won’t kill germs in the air like Aerobiotix solutions do. Our products use shielded UVC germicidal light, HEPA filtration, and a proprietary photolytic chamber to eliminate 99.9% of bacteria, viruses, and spores in the air.1

Use our solutions to:

  • Reduce infections, outbreaks, and hospitalizations
  • Increase environmental safety for students and staff

Our Products

No need for expensive renovations or retrofitting. Simply plug in our portable products and be assured that the air in classrooms, offices, break rooms, restrooms, and other areas is being sanitized.

AeroCure 200

AeroCure® 200

For use in classrooms and offices

  • Pre-filter cartridge captures larger debris and helps to trap odors
  • Shielded UVC germicidal light eliminates 99.9% of bacteria, viruses, and spores
  • Medical-grade HEPA filtration removes finer particulates
  • Supplements current HVAC system and limited ventilation areas
  • Portable, can be moved to high traffic areas easily
  • Quiet, continuous operation
  • Easily changeable pre-filter cartridge
GermZone® 100

GermZone® 100

Upper room solution for use in smaller areas (small classrooms, break rooms, elevators, restrooms)

  • Pre-filter cartridge captures larger debris and helps to trap odors
  • Shielded UVC germicidal light eliminates 99.9% of bacteria, viruses, and spores
  • Air in the room is disinfected 20 – 24 times per day
  • Small and portable, can be moved mounted anywhere
  • Quiet, continuous operation for learning environments
  • Easily changeable pre-filter cartridge

Aerobiotix at Miami Valley School

Miami Valley School enlisted Aerobiotix to install small and large-room UV light air sanitization units throughout its campus to mitigate COVID-19.

Aerobiotix at Miami Valley School

Miami Valley School enlisted Aerobiotix to install small and large-room UV light air sanitization units throughout its campus to mitigate COVID-19.

Air Quality  & UVC Light Research

NY Times interactive demonstration on school ventilation

The C.D.C. is urging communities to reopen schools as quickly as possible, but parents and teachers have raised questions about the quality of ventilation available in public school classrooms to protect against the coronavirus. We worked with a leading engineering firm and experts specializing in buildings systems to better understand the simple steps schools can take to reduce exposure in the classroom.

Is Germicidal UV Light Safe?

UV light is a naturally occurring phenomenon. In fact, 10% of the sun’s rays contain UV light, which is a form of electromagnetic radiation.

Improving indoor air quality to prevent COVID-19

Ventilation and air filtration play a key role in preventing the spread of COVID-19 indoors. As schools and offices open up, here’s what building managers should do to reduce SARS-CoV-2 particles in the air we breathe.

Inactivation of Virus-Containing Aerosols by Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation

The increasing incidence of infectious diseases has prompted the application of Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation (UVGI) for the inactivation of viruses. This study evaluates UVGI effectiveness for airborne viruses in a laboratory test chamber by determining the effect of UV dosage…

UV Lights and Lamps: Ultraviolet-C Radiation, Disinfection, and Coronavirus

Given the current outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) disease caused by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, consumers may be interested in purchasing ultraviolet-C (UVC) lamps to disinfect surfaces in the home or similar spaces. The FDA is providing answers to consumers’ questions about the use of these lamps for disinfection during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Frequently Asked Questions

What does the Emergency Assistance to Nonpublic Schools (EANS) says about funding for a portable air sanitization system?
  • An allowable reimbursable service and/or assistance includes portable air purification systems.
  • For the most current information on the EANS Program, visit this EANS FAQ.
How does Aerobiotix technology work?
  • A pre-filter cartridge first captures larger particles to ensure optimum efficiency of the system.
  • A proprietary photolytic chamber slows the travel of particles, providing sufficient time for internal ultraviolet light to inactivate them.
  • The remaining particles, now inactivated, move through a medical-grade HEPA filter in the AeroCure 200 (the GermZone 100 does not have a HEPA filter) to trap them from returning to the air.
  • This technology provides a pathogen elimination rate of 99%.
Is there a warranty?

Yes, all products have a 3 year warranty.

How safe are UVGI (ultraviolet germicidal irradiation) products?
  • Unlike many UVGI products currently available, AeroCure 200 and GermZone 100 use shielded ultraviolet light (lamps contained within the units), so there is no exposure of ultraviolet light to people. Therefore, our products are safe to use in occupied spaces.
  • UVGI lamps have been used for many decades in the healthcare industry.
  • UVC treatment is a proven method for sanitizing air, water, and nonporous
    surfaces.
What do regulatory organizations say about using HEPA and UVGI to combat SARS-CoV-2?

Per the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), recommendations include:

Per Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) recommendations include:

What does the CDC recommend for ventilation in schools?
  • Open windows, use portable air cleaners, and improve building-wide filtration.
  • Consider portable air cleaners that use high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters.
  • Consider using ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) as a supplemental treatment to inactivate SARS-CoV-19.
Have these products been tested for effectiveness?
  • Yes, this technology has been tested by independent laboratories: RTI, NIOHIM and Battelle Institute. It has been tested with MS2, Mycobacterium tuberculosis and SARS-CoV-2. Results were consistent in eliminating these airborne pathogens, as well as spores. For test documents, please contact: info@aerobiotix.com.
What are the maintenance needs of Aerobiotix products?

Maintenance will be dependent on the environment they are in, i.e., dust levels, etc. An Instruction Manual is provided with each unit.

  • Cleaning: wipe down exterior of units as needed with disinfectant wipes.
  • Prefilter Cartridge Replacements:
    • AeroCure 200: replace prefilter cartridge quarterly.
    • GermZone 100: replace the filter approximately every 6 months.

Note: More frequent cartridge changes may be needed in high contamination areas.

 

  • HEPA Filter:
    • AeroCure 200: The HEPA filter will need replaced once per year.
    • GermZone 100: Not applicable.
  • UV Lamp Replacement:
    • AeroCure 200: replace approximately every 2 years.
    • GermZone 100: replace approximately every 2 years.
  • Any questions, please contact: info@aerobiotix.com

Ready to Learn More?

Contact us today to learn more about how our medical-grade air sanitization technology can help you keep students and staff safe.

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Ready to Learn More?

Contact us today to learn more about how our medical-grade air sanitization technology can help you keep students and staff safe.

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Aerobiotix is a leading manufacturer of environmental management devices for efficient biological elimination of airborne viruses, bacteria and spores. Aerobiotix products are used in hospitals and other healthcare facilities around the world.

References
1. Evans, A. The efficiency of microorganism inactivation by the Aerobiotix air cleaner. (Research Triangle Institute, 2013).

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JASON-TODD-VP-SALES-AEROBIOTIX

JASON TODD

Sr. Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing

Jason leads our global sales team and brings over 18 years of Medical Device experience to Aerobiotix. Jason has led top performing National and Regional Sales teams, selling disruptive technology in the Cardiovascular space with Getinge, Surgical Robotics at Hansen Medical and most recently in the Biologics space with Axogen. Jason received his Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Indianapolis.

MELISSA-GIETZEN-VP-GLOBAL-MARKETING-AEROBIOTIX

MELISSA GIETZEN, MBA

Vice President of Global Marketing

Melissa Gietzen, MBA is a highly skilled strategic marketing professional with over 20 years’ experience in the healthcare industry. She has significant expertise in strategic planning, capital budgeting, service improvement projects, and creating strong successful brands in the orthopedic, cardiac & ophthalmology markets. Melissa holds a undergraduate degree in Management and Organization Development and a masters degree in Business Administration.

DAVID KIRSCHMAN, M.D. President and CEO

DAVID KIRSCHMAN, M.D.

President and CEO

The founder and CEO is David Kirschman, M.D., a former physician with extensive experience as CEO, Director, Chief Scientific Officer and operator in the orthopedic and biologic medical device space. Dr. Kirschman holds 55 issued US Patents for a wide range of medical devices. He received his BS in Biological Science cum laude from Colorado State University and M.D. from University of Colorado School of Medicine.

GREGORY CARROLL PH.D. Director Scientific Affairs

GREGORY CARROLL PH.D.

Director Scientific Affairs

Dr. Carroll has extensive experience in ultraviolet and photonic science. Prior to joining Aerobiotix, he led the research and development group at Sunstar Engineering. He has a Ph.D. in chemistry from Columbia University and did his postdoctoral fellowship under Nobel laureate Prof. Ben Feringa at the University of Groningen, Netherlands, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

TONY EMBREE Chief Commercial Officer

TONY EMBREE

Chief Commercial Officer

Tony leads our global sales organization and commercialization strategy. Prior joining Aerobiotix, he was Senior Manager of Strategy at Stryker. He has led sales and marketing teams in multiple organizations including SurgiCount Medical, part of Patient Safety Technologies, INC (PSTX) as it expanded from 8 hospitals in 2008 to user base of 330 hospitals at time of acquisition in 2013.

COURTNEY ADAMS, Ph.D. VP of Clinical and Medical Affairs

COURTNEY ADAMS, Ph.D.

VP of Clinical and Medical Affairs

Dr. Adams leads our global clinical research and education initiatives as well as developing key opinion leaders to support our clinical mission. Prior to joining Aerobiotix, she held leading research and medical affairs roles at Biogen, Axogen, and MedPace. Dr. Adams holds Ph.D. in Pharmacology from University of Cincinnati.

ANTHONY DEFALCO Vice President of Engineering

ANTHONY DEFALCO

Vice President of Engineering

Anthony is a topflight medical device product development engineer and leader, experienced in the development and implementation of orthopedic, environmental, and electromechanical systems.

NATHAN UTZ Vice President of Client Services

NATHAN UTZ

Vice President of Strategic Accounts

Nathan brings a high level of commitment to servicing and building client relations. Nathan has previously held leadership roles in the medical device industry.

MICHAEL SCHMITZ Chief Financial Officer

MICHAEL SCHMITZ

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Schmitz is a highly experienced financial practitioner with financial leadership roles in diverse industries including manufacturing and technology as well as a background in public accounting. He received his BS in accounting, cum laude, from the Miami University of Ohio. Mr. Schmitz is a certified public accountant and certified management accountant.