Biotechnology Products; UV Flu Technologies (OTC.BB: UVFT) UV-400 Air Purifier Fights Superbugs including NDM-1
"Superbugs may have resistance to antibiotics but they remain as susceptible to ultraviolet radiation as any normal bacteria variant"- Dr. Wladyslaw Jan Kowalski, PE, Phd
CENTERVILLE, MA--(Investorideas.com newswire ) - UV Flu Technologies, Inc. (OTC.BB:UVFT ) reports that in response to recent outbreaks of drug resistant superbugs such as NDM-1, and persistent occurrences of highly contagious strains of bacteria such as MRSA, the Company is implementing a national campaign to inform the public how its ViraTech UV-400 indoor air purifier significantly helps reduce exposure risks.
Dr. Wladyslaw Jan Kowalski, PE, Phd, a world leading expert on the bacteria killing efficacy of ultraviolet light, recently commented on the UV-400: "Ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) destroys bacteria by damaging the nucleic acids and thereby preventing reproduction. Multidrug-resistant microbes (superbugs) may have resistance to antibiotics but they remain as susceptible to ultraviolet radiation as any normal bacteria variant. The number of multidrug resistant microbes has been increasing, apparently due to overuse of antibiotics and other factors, and is expected to pose a serious challenge to health care facilities in the future as treatment options diminish."
Dr. Kowalski further added, "The ViraTech UV-400 model air cleaner has a demonstrated ability to disinfect air and inactivate a wide range of bacterial pathogens including Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Pseudomonas, and Klebsiella as has been conclusively demonstrated in independent laboratory tests. The UV-400 produces a germicidal UV exposure dose of 41 J/m(2), as independently verified by biodosimetric testing, which is sufficient to reduce pathogenic bacterial populations by at least 99%. This disinfection rate will apply regardless of the multidrug resistance of bacteria such as those that may contain the NDM-1 enzyme (the superbug gene). The ViraTech UV-400 unit provides a viable option for health care facilities struggling to cope with the growing problem of multidrug resistant organisms and this technology can serve as an adjunct to existing infection management procedures and disinfection protocols wherever the potential exists for microorganisms to spread by the airborne route."
"Our Company receives reports from around the world on an almost daily basis about the growing problems connected with the spread of these increasingly drug resistant bacterial strains," said Jack Lennon, President of UV Flu Technologies. "Antibiotics have become so pervasive in today's medical therapies, that not only are they becoming less effective, but their overuse is increasingly being considered as part of the problem. Drug-resistant superbugs have now been found in 20 states, as well as worldwide, and when they hit the critically ill, they can be fatal 30-60% of the time. In one recent incident at an infant ward at the University College Hospital in London, 15 babies in the unit were found to be carrying several types of bacteria, including 13 who had bacterial superbugs resistant to treatment. Of four babies seriously infected, one survived."
"So that the public can participate in actions to help reduce the spread of these strains, the Company has committed to advertising, including television and other media in order to educate consumers and to offer help where needed," said Mr. Lennon. "We are looking to develop a plan to offer our UV-400 indoor air quality units either free or at significantly discounted costs to those schools and hospitals that suffer from serious outbreaks. We hope to partner with institutions which are genuinely interested in working with us in order to develop an action plan for their facilities. For those with respiratory problems or weakened immune systems, hospital or institution acquired bacterial infections can prove deadly. We believe our product delivers an immediate, effective and proven ability to kill at least 99% of airborne bacteria thereby reducing the risk of infection."
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About UV Flu Technologies, Inc. (OTC.BB:UVFT - News)
UV Flu Technologies is an innovative developer, manufacturer and distributor of bio technology products initially targeting the rapidly growing Indoor Air Quality ("IAQ") industry sector. The Company manufactures the ViraTech UV-400, which utilizes high-intensity germicidal ultraviolet radiation (UV-C) inside a killing chamber that goes beyond filtration to destroy harmful airborne bacteria at rates exceeding 99.2% on a first-pass basis. VIRATECH UV-400 is a Class II medical device and is available without a prescription.
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