Emerging Technology Awards honours Medistar Corp.’s filter
Medistar/IVP is excited to announce being honoured with the
ASME (The American Society of Mechanical Engineers) Emerging Technology Awards for 2020!
2020 Emerging Technology Awards
The 2020 Mechanical Engineering magazine emerging technology awards are honoring innovations that responded in some way to the COVID-19 pandemic.
New Results from Study: Sub-second heat inactivation of coronavirus
Three coronaviruses (CoVs) have now caused global outbreaks within the past 20 years, with the COVID19 pandemic caused by SARS-CoV-2 still ongoing. Methods that can rapidly inactivate viruses, especially CoVs, can play critical roles in ensuring public safety and safeguarding personal health. Heat treatment of viruses to inactivate them can be an efficient and inexpensive method, with the potential to be incorporated into various human-occupied spaces.
CDC Confirms COVID-19 Airborne Transmission
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on October 5, confirmed that COVID-19 can be transmitted via airborne means, and a group of U.S. scientists more strongly warned in the medical journal Science, that aerosols lingering in the air could be a major source of COVID-19 transmission, IVP is seeing an uptick in demand.
Long-distance airborne dispersal of SARS-CoV-2 in COVID-19 wards
Evidence suggests that SARS-CoV-2, as well as other coronaviruses, can be dispersed and potentially transmitted by aerosols directly or via ventilation systems. We therefore investigated ventilation openings in one COVID-19 ward and central ducts that expel indoor air from three COVID-19 wards at Uppsala University Hospital, Sweden, during April and May 2020. Swab samples were taken from individual ceiling ventilation openings and surfaces in central ducts. Samples were subsequently subjected to rRT-PCR targeting the N and E genes of SARS-CoV-2
While there are many air purification devices on the market, the Biodefense Indoor Air
Protection System™ is the only device proven to destroy airborne SARS-CoV-2, the virus
that causes COVID-19 (99.999%) instantaneously, in a single pass.