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Far-UVC technology to be trialled in business park

Published 23rd December, 2021 by Neil Nixon

David Aspin of Munroe K(left); Samantha Moore of Moore Medtech; and Jamie Moore with a Far-UVC light fixture.
David Aspin of Munroe K(left); Samantha Moore of Moore Medtech; and Jamie Moore with a Far-UVC light fixture.

A forward-looking business that was launched in spring 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been awarded a £271,000 grant by Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency, to enable it to develop and manufacture products using Far-UVC light technology.

222Protect is a safe Far-UVC light fixture which 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 sterilisation 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 sanitised 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 realise the potential of new ideas.

Moore MedTech’s CTO, Jamie Moore, who is leading the project, said: “Our focus is on utilising the latest technologies, techniques and applications to combat pathogens in order to tackle the pandemic and help organisations 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 armoury 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 the White Rose Park for supporting us in this important trial and providing access to their facilities. The funding is vital to enabling us to further develop this innovative technology in a real-life situation in an environment which will give us the opportunity for exhaustive testing.”

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