The Chicken & Rice Guys Team Up with Vital Vio, Inc. to Incorporate Innovative VioSafe™ White Light Disinfection™ Technology into Its Food Trucks

The Chicken & Rice Guys are First Food Trucks in the Nation with Germ-Killing VioSafe™ Lights

 

Boston, MA and Troy, NY (October 2, 2017) – The Chicken & Rice Guys are shining a light on the issue of food safety – literally. The Boston-based restaurant group has teamed up with health care solutions company Vital Vio to incorporate VioSafe™ White Light Disinfection™ technology into their food trucks.

Vital Vio’s technology multi-tasks to safely, effectively, and continuously kill bacteria and other harmful organisms on interior surfaces, while also illuminating the space. The Chicken & Rice Guys are the first in the nation to incorporate Vital Vio’s innovative layer of protection against surface contamination into their fleet of food trucks. To date, the VioSafe™ lights have primarily been used in health care, athletics and pharmaceuticals settings, and recently introduced into emergency service vehicles.

“We promised our fans that we’d use our experiences these last few months to help lead the whole industry above and beyond traditional food safety practices. To do so, we sought out the latest innovations in food safety technology, discovering Vital Vio along the way. Vital Vio’s VioSafe lights will not replace regular food safety procedures, but add an extra layer of protection against surface contamination,” said Ian So, CEO and Co-Founder of Chicken & Rice Guys today as the Food Trucks returned to Boston-area streets after a 5 month hiatus.

“Germs can be a pervasive and challenging threat, particularly when food is involved. The Chicken & Rice Guys know all too well that preventing infection and contamination caused by the spread of bacteria and other harmful organisms is a constant battle,” said Vital Vio CEO and co-founder Colleen Costello. “By seeking us out and making the switch to VioSafe™ technology in their food trucks, Ian and the Chicken & Rice Guys team have clearly demonstrated their commitment to adding important new layers of disinfecting protection for their customers and staff.”

So and his team switched out interior overhead lights in the food prep and storage sections of their trucks, for Vital Vio’s VioSafe™ T8 Replacement Tube Antibacterial lights. The VioSafeTM T8 Replacement Tube is designed to serve as a direct replacement for existing tubes in T8 fluorescent troffers while making use of the existing ballast for easy installation. Continue reading “The Chicken & Rice Guys Team Up with Vital Vio, Inc. to Incorporate Innovative VioSafe™ White Light Disinfection™ Technology into Its Food Trucks”

Code 3® Announces Licensing Agreement and Partnership with Vital Vio Inc. to Bring Innovative VioSafe™ White Light Disinfection™ Technology into Ambulances and other Emergency Response Vehicles

ST. LOUIS, MO – August 9, 2017 – Code 3® a leader in engineering and manufacturing of innovative emergency lighting and warning products used in emergency response vehicles, today announced a licensing agreement with Vital Vio, Inc., developer of an innovative, continuous White Light Disinfection™ technology designed to safely and constantly kill germs on indoor surfaces.

“We are absolutely thrilled to be partnering with Vital Vio to bring this groundbreaking technology to the emergency response market,” said Bryan Lohbeck, product manager, ECCO Safety Group (ESG), parent company of Code 3. “The introduction of Vital Vio technology into the emergency vehicle marketplace will give our customers the opportunity to provide emergency responders with a healthier, safer work environment.”

Vital Vio, Inc. President & Co-Founder Colleen Costello Named CEO of the Health Care Solutions Company

–Rapidly Expanding Company also announces Vice President for Commercialization–

Troy, NY (July 28, 2017) – The Vital Vio Inc. Board of Directors today announced that co-founder and President Colleen Costello will additionally serve as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the health care solutions company. The Board’s decision concludes a nation-wide search in conjunction with the retirement of former CEO Stephen J. Petti.

“In her role as President, Costello has put Vital Vio on a path for impressive potential growth. Her record of accomplishments clearly demonstrates that she possesses the vision, unparalleled commitment, and industry knowledge to further advance Vital Vio,” said Dr. Irene Hrusovsky, Chair of the Board. “After careful review and analysis, in conjunction with an extensive nationwide search, the Board concluded that Costello is the best candidate as the next Chief Executive Officer to sustain and accelerate Vital Vio’s momentum.”

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VidaShield and Vital Vio Showcasing their Continuous Disinfection Technologies at the 2017 Association for Professionals in Infection Control (APIC) Annual Conference  

Exhibiting at the 2017 APIC Annual Conference June 14-16 in Portland, OR  (Booth 1551) —

Portland, OR, June 13, 2017 – As health care facility managers seek new disinfection options to more effectively combat deadly germs in the air and on surfaces, Vital Vio and VidaShield have partnered to provide new layers of protection against this costly challenge, via their continuous disinfection solutions.

Company representatives will be on hand at the Association for Professionals in Infection Control & Epidemiology (APIC) annual conference Wednesday June 14-16, 2017 — in Booth 1551 — in the Oregon Convention Center, Portland, Oregon, to discuss this and related disinfection technologies to better protect both patients and staff.

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Vital Vio’s White Light Continuous Disinfection™ Technology Earns Prestigious Edison Award Gold Ranking in “Healthy Lighting” Category

Troy, NY (April 20, 2017) – VioSafe™ White Light Disinfection™ technology, designed by Vital Vio to safely and continuously kill germs on indoor surfaces, has been selected as the 2017 Gold Award winner in the Healthy Lighting category, by the internationally renowned Edison Awards™. The distinguished awards, inspired by Thomas Edison’s persistence and inventiveness, recognize innovation, creativity and ingenuity in the global economy.

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VidaShield™ Announces a Strategic Partnership with Vital Vio™

South Bend, Indiana, April 2017 – VidaShield™, an innovator in fast, continuous air purification technology, and Vital Vio™, the company reinventing disinfection, have announced a strategic partnership to address the healthcare community’s need for technological solutions to reduce bacteria, fungi, germs and odors. This partnership will allow healthcare facilities to leverage the latest technology to dramatically reduce their bioburden and infection risk.

A Top Idea at Strategies in Light

Describing Vital Vio’s disinfecting technology and outlining key advances during the last year – including innovations that enabled the breakthrough of incorporating the disinfection capacity into a single-diode LED, while doubling the efficiency of their disinfection technology – Colleen Costello got the attention of the audience at the Investors Forum, of the 2017 Strategies In Light + The Led Show & Expo.

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Vital Vio’s White Light Continuous Disinfection Technology Named Edison Awards “Healthy Lighting” Finalist

Vital Vio President to Speak at Strategies In Light LED Conference February 28, 2017

Troy, NY (February 28, 2017) – VioSafe™ White Light Disinfection™ technology, designed by Vital Vio to safely and continuously kill germs on indoor surfaces, has been named a 2017 Award Finalist in the Healthy Lighting category, by the internationally renowned Edison Awards™. The distinguished awards, inspired by Thomas Edison’s persistence and inventiveness, recognize innovation, creativity and ingenuity in the global economy. Continue reading “Vital Vio’s White Light Continuous Disinfection Technology Named Edison Awards “Healthy Lighting” Finalist”

Taking on the Hard Problems – Albany Business Review Tech Awards

We are proud, as well, of Colleen Costello of the Class of 2012, and a co-founder of Vital Vio, who has addressed the problem of antibiotic resistance and hospital-acquired infections such as MRSA using LED lighting that both illuminates safely, and that kills bacteria in the environment. – Remarks by Shirley Ann Jackson, Ph.D. President, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

NACD “Dancing With the Start-Ups” Recognizes 3 Leading-Edge Companies

The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the standard setter for board leadership, recently awarded each of three emerging companies—BoostUp, Vital Vio, and Disease Diagnostic Group—a $30,000 prize package at its first start-up pitch competition. The competition, “Dancing With the Start-Ups,” was a fast-paced, Shark Tank-style challenge where 12 start-ups from the health, energy, and financial services sectors had four minutes to sell their companies to a panel of expert judges and an audience of corporate directors.

School for Startups Radio – Germ Killer Colleen Costello

Colleen Costello – Forbes & Inc. 30 Under 30 and President & Co-Founder at Vital Vio 

 

Colleen Costello’s career spans clinical & healthcare research, engineering, biochemistry, product development, management practices and opportunity analysis. She has held positions as a researcher on master thesis projects at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Weill Cornell Medical College, NYC, in surgical device design and pre-clinical studies at Covidien Surgical Devices, and tissue engineering research at RPI. Colleen has several patents pending and holds a degree in Biomedical Engineering with a minor in Technological Entrepreneurship from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She has additionally been featured on CNBC, and Bloomberg News, was named a 50 Emerging Global Entrepreneur to Watch by Inc. Magazine, was an Albany Business Review 40 Under 40 winner and is a selected member of the Kairos Society. Colleen was named both a Forbes & Inc. 30 Under 30 winner!