Published on September 11th, 2020 📆 | 5215 Views ⚑0
Canadian Technology to Detect COVID-19 In The Air
Immediate applications in schools, hospitals, long term care facilities and mass transit vehicles including planes, trains and buses represent a game changer in the fight against COVID-19.
Paul Ghezzi, Chief Executive Officer of Kontrol. “Our team has been working day and night since the onset of the pandemic to bring this exciting technology to market. It will be an invaluable tool to enhance the existing system of individual testing and contact tracing.”” data-reactid=”31″>”There is a critical need for technology that can provide us with assurances that the workplaces, schools, healthcare environments and other spaces we physically occupy are safe and free of infectious disease. Today, we have that in BioCloud,” said Paul Ghezzi, Chief Executive Officer of Kontrol. “Our team has been working day and night since the onset of the pandemic to bring this exciting technology to market. It will be an invaluable tool to enhance the existing system of individual testing and contact tracing.”
“There’s no doubt in my mind that this technology can quickly and effectively detect an array of airborne pathogens, including the virus that causes COVID-19. Our results are absolutely conclusive,” confirmed Dr. Heinrichs.
With COVID-19 cases expected to spike across the country this fall and into the winter season, BioCloud commercialization and distribution plans are in high gear.
“We are thrilled to have our hard work validated in the lab with a fully-tested detection chamber that can be moved quickly to market. We anticipate having the first working units in Canadian schools by November of this year,” said Saunders. “We’re currently on track to have the required manufacturing capability to meet the production volumes of up to 20,000 BioCloud units per month.”
“We can now detect the virus and assess the effectiveness of HVAC systems by continuously sampling air quality in real-time. As a father and Independent School board member, I understand how this technology can help bring some much needed peace of mind to parents who want to ensure the safety and well being of their kids and loved ones,” added Ghezzi. “BioCloud will not just monitor air quality, it seeks to create the conditions for Canadians to safely and confidently return to their jobs and their schools.”