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When Colleen Costello’s grandmother contracted a bacterial infection during a hospital stay, a light bulb went off.

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What happens when groundbreaking technology meets industry leadership?

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The Ellumi light promises to disinfect countertops and keep germs from multiplying. Consider it the convenient way to prevent bacterial infections.

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Evolution Lighting, LLC is working with Vital Vio to develop under-the-cabinet lights for kitchens, bathrooms, closets and other spaces.

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Troy-based Vital Vio Inc. has entered the consumer market, partnering with Evolution Lighting, creator of Ellumi Lighting, a new line of under cabinet antibacterial LED lighting, Colleen Costello, the company’s co-founder and chief executive officer, announced Wednesday to [email protected] members.

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Code 3 introduces first of its kind bacteria killing Patient Compartment Light powered by Vital Vio.

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This report identifies the Cleanroom Luminaires marketing size for the years 2012-2017, and forecast of the same till the year 2022.

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CEO and co-founder Colleen Costello said the latest investment will help Vital Vio expand applications of its LED lights technology into new markets beyond health care.

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We know that bacteria can change to become resistant to antibiotics. Enter special light fixtures that can actually kill bacteria that causes illness.

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Code 3’s Patient Compartment Light multi-tasks by providing continuous disinfection of bacteria on objects and surfaces.

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Vital Vio, the Troy, New York, company that designs lights meant to kill bacteria, such as MRSA, E. coli and salmonella, is expanding into new markets by bringing its technology to ambulances.

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Code 3®, Inc., a leading manufacturer and developer of light and sound emergency products, announced the launch of its new germ-killing Patient Compartment Light Powered by Vital Vio

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What if you could kill the bacteria on your kitchen counter by changing your light bulbs?

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NORTH GREENBUSH, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Flu season is upon us but before you break out the disinfectants, there may be another way you can stop the spread of germs.

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A group of food trucks and restaurants beset by food safety concerns earlier this year returned its trucks to the road this week with new protections in place to ensure high standards of cleanliness.

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Money is not a dirty word. In fact, it’s OK to want it and have it to turn a business dream into reality.  That was the crux of an event on Tuesday called “Women, Money and Power.” 

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A new, emerging technology has Duke University partnered with Vital Vio, Inc., a healthcare technology company located in Troy, NY.

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Code 3 and Vital Vio Inc. will bring White Light Disinfection technology designed to safely and constantly kill germs on indoor surfaces.

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The Duke athletic department is investing in a new way to protect student athletes.

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Duke has found a new, innovative piece of tech to protect its athletes. The school announced a partnership with Vital Vio, a company using LED light to kill bacteria and stop the spread of infection. [Read More]

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Acuity Brands has announced a licensing agreement with startup Vital Vio that will enable Acuity to embed the VioSafe White Light Disinfection technology in its LED-based lighting products.

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The Kairos Society Global Summit gathered 200 V.I.P.s for two days of world-changing thought.

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A Troy, New York, startup that designs lights meant to kill bacteria and germs is partnering with a national lighting company out of Indiana to develop and market its products.

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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 […]

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In the Top 5 Stories from Strategies in Light, LEDs Magazine chief editor Maury Wright reports a short update on the LED and lighting sectors.

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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 […]

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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 […]

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From overcoming education hurdles to finding a new use for agricultural byproducts, many of today’s young founders aren’t just dreaming up big business ideas–they’re attempting to save the world.

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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?

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