Vital Vio has entered into a licensing agreement with Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI), one of the world’s leading providers of lighting and building management solutions. Acuity Brands will incorporate our VioSafe™ White Light Disinfection™ technology into certain of its LED luminaires, beginning with health care applications. Learn more about today’s announcement here.
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.
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.
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.
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”
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
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.
Jason Nazar, Co-Founder/CEO of Comparably, & Colleen Costello, President and Co-Founder of Vital Vio, sit with Mark Lack for a CEO Roundtable. What inspires you? How do you stay passionate and excited in your business?
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!
Colleen Costello, president and co-founder of Vital Vio, the Troy, New York, startup that kills bacteria with light, has been named to Inc.’s 30 Under 30 list.
These disinfectant lights kill germs and bacteria without harming humans. Vital Vio’s fixtures have been adopted in hospitals, gyms, and food service areas.
The co-founders of Vital Vio, a Troy, New York, startup that designs lights that kill bacteria like MRSA, Salmonella and E. coli, have been named to the Forbes 30 under 30 list for enterprise tech.
Vital Vio, a Troy, New York, startup that designs lights that kill bacteria like MRSA, Salmonella and E. coli, has teamed up with St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany.
Vital Vio disinfectant lighting reduces harmful micro-organisms in bacteria-sensitive environments such as hospitals and kitchens.
Vital Vio, a Troy, New York startup, plans to increase the number of LED lights it manufactures. This means investing in a larger office and a contract manufacturing partner in 2015.