Ottawa: July 7th, 2022: Aero HygenX a biosafety technology company and the makers of “RAY” – an autonomous robot that uses UV-C disinfection technology – has been approved by the Canadian Ministry of Health. This approval is the first to be bestowed on any portable UV-C solution sold in Canada, and it makes Aero HygenX’s innovative “RAY” the only solution authorized for Health Canada’s safe product registry in this category.
In August 2021 Canada’s top regulatory heath body issued a bulletin announcing new regulatory classification of UV light-emitting decontamination products making COVID-19 claims, and to provide information on the applicable pathways for market authorization. This action by Health Canada, and the development of the UV-C certification program, was taken in response to a high volume of false and misleading claims being made by manufacturers of unsafe and ineffective UV products.
The 2021 Health Canada bulletin states that:
“Manufacturers of UVC decontamination devices must demonstrate high-level disinfection or sterilization of bacterial spores with an organism that offers a maximum challenge for the chosen technology (i.e., Bacillus subtilis spores) or a scientifically justified surrogate organism (such as Mycobacterium species). A high level of disinfection or sterilization is generally considered to be a minimum 6 log reduction (99.9999%).”
Commenting on Aero HygenX’s official status as a safe and approved UV-C disinfection technology provider, Aero HygenX CEO Arash Mahin commented:
“Health Canada has taken important steps to protect consumers and industry from deceptive marketing practices around UV-C disinfection products, which we applaud. Canada’s Ministry of Health imposes incredibly stringent testing requirements as a world-leading public health agency. Under their supervision, Aero HygenX technology was tested against dangerous resilient pathogens, and prevailed. This outcome speaks to the expertise and commitment of our team and the effectiveness of our solutions.”
With advanced and intelligent UV-C disinfection solutions targeting the passenger transport industry, clinical settings, educational environments, athletics facilities, office spaces and the hospitality sector, Aero HygenX is working to ensure that people everywhere are safer from exposure to harmful viruses and bacteria.
“With so many claims made by makers of sub-standard UV-C solutions, it can be hard to separate fact from fiction,” adds Mahin. “We know how important assurances, accountability and metrics are for organizations looking to adopt sustainable UV-C disinfection, and this certification makes choosing Aero HygenX easier. We are speaking with other national health organizations and expect further certifications to follow as we expand to new markets and regions.”
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