"The air is filled with nasty threats. That doesn't go away when Covid goes away...We always filtered our water and never thought twice about it. Now, everybody thinks about, 'Wherever I go, I have to be breathing clean air.'" - Brian Packard, Celios CEO
With re-openings in progress and indoor air quality front-of-mind, the Boston Business Journal recently spoke with Celios CEO Brian Packard to discuss how the Wakefield, MA-based company and its air purification technology are playing a role in keeping indoor air pure and clean. When Celios’ air purification technology was first being developed - well before the COVID-19 pandemic - the goal was to capture the smallest particles (down to 10 nanometers in size) - which is up to 3,000 times more efficient than HEPA standards and captures particles up to 30 times smaller.
Now, various industries, including schools, restaurants, hotels, and fitness spaces, are using the Celios G200 Advanced Air Purifiers as part of their reopening strategies to help people feel more comfortable spending time indoors. In addition to these verticals, Packard also discussed what the future looks like for the air purification company.
With organizations recognizing the SARS-CoV-2 virus is airborne and can be carried by aerosols, the need for improved ventilation and air quality has been front and center. When it comes to air purifiers claiming the ability to capture the virus, the FDA requires manufacturers to demonstrate certain capabilities. The Celios G200 Advanced Air Purifier is effective at capturing the SARS-CoV-2 virus (1) in accordance with the guidance provided by the FDA. To learn more about Celios, read the full article in the Boston Business Journal.
(1) The Celios G200 Advanced Air Purifier meets the performance and labeling requirements provided in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s March 2020 Enforcement Policy for Sterilizers, Disinfectant Devices, and Air Purifiers During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Public Health Emergency, published March, 2020 (the Celios G200 Advanced Air Purifier has not been cleared by the FDA). Specifically, the Celios G200 Advanced Air Purifier has demonstrated up to 99.99999% filtration efficiency of ultrafine airborne particulate matter and is capable of filtering particles down to 10 nanometers in size. The Celios G200 Advanced Air Purifier has also demonstrated up to 99.99999% virus filtration efficiency of ΦX174, a small bacteriophage virus with a maximum diameter of ~32 nanometers.
The G200 Advanced Air Purifier is not intended to prevent or protect from any form of illness or disease (or otherwise). To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not use this fan with any solid-state speed control device. Unplug or disconnect the appliance from the power supply before servicing. The appliance is only to be used with the power supply unit provided and it must only be supplied with voltage corresponding to the marking on the appliance. Do not operate any fan with a damaged cord or plug. Discard fan or return to an authorized service facility for examination and/or repair. Do not run cord under carpeting. Do not cover cord with throw rugs, runners or similar covers. Do not route cord under furniture or appliances. Arrange cord away from traffic areas and where it will not be tripped over. Do not allow children to operate the G200 Advanced Air Purifier or play near the G200 Advanced Air Purifier. Only plug the power cord into a standard electrical outlet. Do not use outdoors. Do not immerse the G200 Advanced Air Purifier in liquid and do not handle the G200 Advanced Air Purifier with wet hands. Do not insert a finger or foreign object into the airflow openings. Do not use the G200 Advanced Air Purifier in toxic or explosive environments or where flammable or combustible gases are present.