A University of Guelph innovation is now being used to sanitize personal protective equipment for safe reuse.
Clean Works Medical in Beamsville, Ont., and Pure Life Machinery are using “clean flow” technology developed by U of G food science professor Keith Warriner and post-doc Mahdiyeh Hasani.
A portable disinfection device, the company’s Clean Flow Healthcare Mini kills pathogens using ultraviolet light, hydrogen peroxide and ozone. Each device can sanitize up to 800 N95 masks per hour and can also sanitize face shields and goggles.
Clean Works adapted the U of G technology in April and was soon serving 50 health-care institutions across Canada. The project is a partnership with a Niagara-area company and is supported by a $2-million provincial investment from the Ontario Together Fund.