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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.

While hospitals and healthcare facilities continually improve their infection prevention protocols, dangerous bacteria that contribute to infections still exist.

VidaShield and Vital Vio recognized the opportunity and need to treat both the air and surfaces continuously to reduce the risk to patients and staff. In April, the two companies announced a strategic partnership to address the healthcare community’s need for advanced technological solutions to reduce bacteria, fungi, germs and odors. This partnership will allow healthcare facilities to leverage the two companies’ latest technology to dramatically reduce their bioburden and infection risk.

VidaShield is currently marketing Vital Vio’s VioSafe™ White Light Disinfection™ LED T8 bulbs through its distribution channels. The VioSafe™ T8 Replacement bulb offers surface disinfection through a precisely tuned spectrum of white light and is designed to serve as a direct replacement for existing bulbs in T8 fluorescent troffers by making use of the existing ballast for easy installation. This product provides both continuous disinfection and safe illumination through overhead lighting.

VidaShield is a fast, 24/7, active air purification system that uses UV-C to reduce bacteria and fungi in treated air. This patented device is uniquely designed by combining an ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) chamber and air circulating fans with an overhead ceiling light. Since VidaShield is an engineering control, no human intervention is required to operate the system once it is installed.

About VidaShield
VidaShield was developed through a partnership between Ushio America, Inc. and American Green Technology, with the goal of improving patient care and indoor air quality through fast, continuous UV-C air purification. VidaShield technology reduces the levels of bacteria and fungi in treated air and reduces the settling of viable bacteria and fungi on surfaces. This unobtrusive, active UV-C air treatment system operates continuously 24/7 in occupied spaces.

About Vital Vio
Vital Vio is a health care solutions company that has reinvented disinfection, providing facilities managers and home-owners new tools to continuously kill germs indoors with the flip of a light switch. The company’s VioSafe™ White Light Disinfection™ technology is suitable for continuous human exposure. Used in combination with traditional intermittent cleaning in hospitals, homes, public spaces, and workplaces, Vital Vio’s technology multi-tasks to safely, effectively, and continuously kill bacteria and other harmful organisms on indoor surfaces, while also illuminating the space. The company’s LED’s and other product offerings dramatically reduce contamination and infection risk for our customers.

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