by Brianna Crandall — March 31, 2021 — Montreal-based high-tech company CAE recently announced that it has signed a contract with The PYURE Company, a Boynton Beach, Florida-based manufacturer of air purifiers, to assemble air sanitizers using PYURE’s technology that has been demonstrated through an independent US-certified scientific lab to significantly destroy the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus that causes Covid-19 both in the air and on surfaces.
CAE will work with PYURE to develop the next generation of products using PYURE’s technology and plans to retrofit its facilities and simulators with the technology.
Marc Parent, president and CEO of CAE, remarked:
The contract with PYURE will allow us to maintain manufacturing jobs in Montreal while continuing to play a role in the fight against the pandemic. We obtained this contract mainly because of the expertise we have gained developing the CAE Air1 ventilators as well as the ISO 13485:2016 certification for medical device design, manufacturing and distribution obtained last month.
CAE has been an innovation powerhouse for more than 70 years, recently moving into the medical device sector. Under the agreement with PYURE, CAE expects to produce 55,000 units during the first year.
PYURE air sanitizers
PYURE air sanitizers are used in hospitals, doctors’ and dentists’ offices, senior care centers, high-technology companies and schools in the United States.
PYURE Chief Executive Officer Jean-François Huc explained:
Unlike conventional air purifiers, our technology does not limit purification to the air that is pulled through the unit. PYURE’s innovative, patented technology replicates the way sunlight sanitizes the outdoor environment by safely generating and diffusing hydroxyls and organic oxidants indoors.
All PYURE air sanitization products and solutions are powered by the same hydroxyl and organic oxidant generating technology. PYURE’s MDU/Rx product is registered with the FDA as a class II medical device.
There is currently a strong demand in the United States for our unique and innovative products; this trend has continued to increase since the pandemic started, and it has accelerated since we announced the results of the COVID-19 virus study. We are proud to partner with an industry leader like CAE to help mass produce a product that can help save lives.
PYURE announced in a recent press release that Innovative Bioanalysis, a US-certified, biosafety level 3 laboratory located in California, demonstrated that the PYURE MDU/Rx sanitizer reduced airborne SARS-CoV-2 by 99% in 20 minutes and that it was no longer detected in the air after 80 minutes. The US study also showed that on surfaces, the PYURE MDU/Rx sanitizer reduced the virus by 99% in one hour, and it was no longer detected on surfaces after three hours.
PYURE markets a range of products, including portable devices to treat up to a few thousand square feet, and HVAC integrated solutions that can treat hundreds of thousands of square feet.
For more information about PYURE air sanitizers, visit the company’s website.