222Protect is a safe Far-UVC light fixture that can be installed in overhead lighting and air handling units to destroy COVID-19 found in exhaled microdroplets in indoor environments. Moore MedTech, a Yorkshire-based health technology provider, has joined forces with indoor environment experts Free Running Buildings in Rotherham on a six-month trial of its new 222Protect products in the busy coffee shop of the White Rose Park in Leeds. Moore MedTech’s Far-UVC in duct sterilization units will be installed into existing air handling units and downlights at The Hub, one of the business park’s main hospitality areas, to create a safe, continually sanitized environment.
The 18-month project, which was launched in December, has been made possible with funding from Innovate UK which drives productivity and economic growth by supporting businesses to develop and realize the potential of new ideas.
Moore MedTech’s CTO, Jamie Moore, who is leading the project, said: “Our focus is on utilizing the latest technologies, techniques and applications to combat pathogens in order to tackle the pandemic and help organizations create safer, cleaner working environments in order to bring people back to shared spaces. We were aware that Far-UVC light was likely to be a valuable tool in our armory and are excited that, working with our partners Free Running Buildings, this grant enables us to trial the technology in the truly testing environment of a busy hospitality hub with hundreds of customers using the coffee shop every day. Our thanks go to White Rose Park for supporting us in this important trial and providing access to their facilities. The funding is vital to enable us to further develop this innovative technology in a real-life situation in an environment which will give us the opportunity for exhaustive testing.”