LifeAire, A Pennsylvania company has a revolutionary air filtration system that is helping to limit the spread of COVID-19 in critical areas.
A Pennsylvania company has a revolutionary air filtration system that is helping to limit the spread of COVID-19 in critical areas.
The Wolf Administration highlights how LifeAire is responding to the pandemic.
“Through the Ben Franklin Technology Partners, DCED supports early-stage technology companies and established manufacturers as they help us use innovation to recover from the economic effects of the coronavirus,” said Deputy Secretary D’Ettorre. “LifeAire is an outstanding example of a young company that has responded swiftly and effectively to this pandemic.”
Funding opportunities were made available to support technology-based companies impacted by COVID-19. LifeAire received $100,000 to continue the development of its products.
The air purification systems were originally developed for highly sensitive In Vitro Fertilization facilities and are used to kill or inactivate infectious airborne pathogens, including but not limited to anthrax spores, tuberculosis, COVID-19, and influenza on a single pass through the system.
In addition to placing the technology in hospitals and senior living facilities to reduce infections, illness, and length of stay, LifeAire has applied its technology to help during the COVID-19 pandemic in protecting dental practices, commercial office spaces, transportation, and educational facilities.
“LifeAire’s ability to pivot quickly in applying its technology to address the pandemic is emblematic of early-stage technology firms,” said Doug Engler, BFTP/NEP Lehigh Valley Regional Manager. “We are pleased to support LifeAire with funding, business and technical support, and key introductions to accelerate its success.”
LifeAire has also applied its technology to develop a portable, rapid decontamination unit for N95 masks that kills COVID-19 and other healthcare pathogens within all layers of the mask. More than 1,650 masks can be decontaminated in one day, helping with PPE shortages and reducing overall costs.
Originally published at Local 21