NoviSphere™ Installs Three Pathogen-Eradication Units At Green Bay Austin Straubel International Airport

First NoviSphere™ PE 254 pathogen-eradication units installed just five months after launch

NoviSphere™, a developer of comprehensive rarified-environment solutions, today announced it has installed three NoviSphere™ PE 254 pathogen-eradication units at Green Bay [Wis.] Austin Straubel International Airport (GRB), just five months after launching the company and product in November 2020. GRB selected the units to help take its "New Level of Clean" initiative to a whole new level.

NoviSphere™ PE 254 pathogen-eradication unit at Green Bay Austin Straubel International Airport
NoviSphere™ PE 254 pathogen-eradication unit at Green Bay Austin Straubel International Airport

"During the past year, we've invested a substantial amount of time and money into processes, products and equipment to ensure passenger health and safety during the pandemic," explained GRB Airport Director Marty Piette, A.A.F. "The NoviSphere units substantially build on that effort."

NoviSphere delivers scientifically proven UV-C light, together with proprietary baffling technology, to kill 99.99% of airborne pathogens, including the coronavirus. "Recognizing the need for clean, germ-free air in many public settings, we began developing our technology even before the pandemic hit," stated NoviSphere CEO Paul Lockhart, a former NASA astronaut and Air Force pilot. "The advent of COVID-19 upped the urgency of getting our pathogen eradicator into these environments. Our partnership with GRB demonstrates the airport's confidence in our technology and is an important step in helping restore the public's trust in traveling safely."

GRB is the first airport in the country to install the NoviSphere PE 254 systems. Two units are located on the main terminal floor: one in baggage claim and one near the elevator and escalators. The third unit is located on Concourse B. Each ceiling-mounted unit provides continuous pathogen eradication for up to 13,000 cubic feet of volume.

"People are starting to travel once again, and this should provide an added layer of reassurance to them as we get back to a more normal way of living," added Piette.

Brown County [Wis.] Executive Troy Streckenbach said, "Today's announcement shows the airport's commitment to a safe travel environment. Air travel, be it for leisure or business, is an important driver of our local economy, which is why we're pleased to see people flying again. We hope that trend continues as more people are vaccinated and our lives return to normal."

ABOUT GREEN BAY AUSTIN STRAUBEL INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
GRB serves all of Northeast Wisconsin and portions of Michigan's Upper Peninsula. It is one of only two commercial airports in Wisconsin designated as a Landing Rights Airport by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection for international flight arrivals. To learn more, go to: www.flygrb.com and visit GRB's Facebook page or follow the airport on Twitter.

ABOUT NOVISPHERE
NoviSphere stands for "new environments." We deliver viral, pathogen and bacteria-free environments for a variety of applications and industries through demonstrated barrier protection and assured environmental quality. Our integrated components and pathogen-eradication systems are based on validated scientific methods that eliminate biohazardous material and other airborne contaminants from enclosed settings of any size, while our rarified, "move-in-ready" environments are designed to eliminate risk and promote occupant health and safety. To learn more, visit www.novisphere.com, and follow us on LinkedIn or Twitter.


Triumph Subsea Services: Collaborative Partnership with NoviSphere™

Triumph Subsea Services is pleased to announce our collaboration with NoviSphere™, a developer of comprehensive rarified-environment solutions. With the current Covid-19 pandemic and the ongoing issues associated with managing the situation within a maritime environment, we have taken extra preventive measures to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our crew and clients.

Triumph’s collaboration with NoviSphere™ is to further develop their advanced pathogen-eradication solutions with a specific focus for integration directly into the vessels' HVAC system. This will initially occur on the Triumph new build vessels and then into the maritime industry in general. We will be utilizing the NoviSphere™ PE 254 on-board our vessels in both standalone units and the newly developed integrated HVAC units.

Read the full release from Triumph Subsea Services


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NOVISPHERE™ LAUNCHES PE 254

RARIFIED-ENVIRONMENT TECHNOLOGY START-UP NOVISPHERE™ EMERGES FROM STEALTH MODE, LAUNCHES PATHOGEN-ERADICATION SYSTEM

NoviSphere™ PE 254 uses germicidal UV-C light to kill 99.99% of airborne viruses, bacteria and other contaminants, creating 24/7 ultraclean environments


ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill. – November 10, 2020 – NoviSphere™, a developer of comprehensive rarified-environment solutions officially launched today. Using scientifically proven short-wavelength ultraviolet (UV-C) pathogen-eradication systems and additional cleanroom technologies, NoviSphere delivers ultraclean, protected environments that promote health and safety, allowing people to get back to business, back to work and back to life.

The company’s initial commercial product is NoviSphere™ PE 254, a cost-effective, high-performance UV pathogen-eradication system that delivers the highest possible degree of cleanliness to any environment. Its patent-pending design uses germicidal (254nm) UV-C lamps, fully contained and sealed inside the unit, and proprietary baffling technology to kill up to 99.99% of airborne viruses, bacteria and mold spores. The system continuously removes all pathogens safely and reliably using a variable speed control, providing up to four complete air changes per hour in an average room. The compact system can be used in virtually any large public setting, including, but not limited to, hospitals, schools, warehouses, manufacturing plants, hospitality, mass transit centers, sports facilities, and industrial and commercial settings.

NoviSphere PE 254’s effectiveness has been scientifically validated through extensive independent testing conducted at the University of Minnesota. The results confirmed it eradicated 99.99% of an aerosol coronavirus strain – specifically, HuCov229E, a single-stranded RNA virus similar to COVID-19 that causes respiratory illnesses in humans. Testing on the COVID-19 virus will occur when cultures are available in the scientific community. Additionally, further testing is planned in 2021 to verify 99.9999999% eradication (1 part per billion, or ppb).

Long used to disinfect air and environments, UV-C light works to kill or inactivate microorganisms by destroying nucleic acids and disrupting their DNA. According to Chris Hogan, PhD, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota, “Intense UV-C light has a proven track record of virus inactivation in aerosols. Published papers in Aerosol Science & Technology show it is particularly effective against single-stranded RNA viruses. Coronaviruses – and more specifically, SARS-CoV-2 – are single-stranded RNA viruses and would be highly susceptible to UV-C activation. Sealed, ducted UV-C sources with flow rates above 10 CFM are an effective approach.”

The NoviSphere leadership team, helmed by CEO Paul Lockhart, has a combined 100 years of experience bringing the most advanced solutions to consumers through space technologies, laboratory cleanrooms, biological eradication, consumer product design, retail, and now, eradication of viral contaminants. This highly experienced roster of experts is working together to drive NoviSphere’s growth and product development.

“At NoviSphere, our mission is to deliver confidence and safety to customers in their communities, workplaces and businesses,” said Lockhart. “The rarified environments we enable through our technologies are pathogen and particulate free – essentially, a magnitude better than today’s stringent ultraclean standards. NoviSphere PE 254, designed to effectively monitor and maintain pathogen-free living and working air environments 24 hours each day, delivers you the peace of mind necessary to go about your life and work, knowing you, your family or your employees are breathing virus- and bacteria-free pristine air. As a former astronaut entrusted with some of our nation’s most critical assets, I can think of no endeavor more important than what we are embarking on at NoviSphere.”

Pricing and Availability
NoviSphere™ PE 254 pathogen-eradication systems can be purchased now, with installation and volume deliveries beginning in early 2021. The units will be available through a variety of commercial options, with pricing varying by application and total area of the space where the unit(s) will be installed. Contact sales@novisphere.com for more information or a quote.

ABOUT NOVISPHERE
NoviSphere stands for “new environments.” We deliver viral, pathogen and bacteria-free environments for a variety of applications and industries through demonstrated barrier protection and assured environmental quality. Our integrated components and pathogen-eradication systems are based on validated scientific methods that eliminate biohazardous material and other airborne contaminants from enclosed settings of any size, while our rarified, “move-in-ready” environments are designed to eliminate risk and promote occupant health and safety. To learn more, visit www.novisphere.com.

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