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Decontamination Report

ARE Labs, July 2021

Summary

The VK Pro was tested against seven viral, bacterial, and fungal strains at ARE Labs in the USA, a top FDA-cleared bioaerosol laboratory. The results were outstanding, securing its position as the most powerful commercial air decontamination technology.

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Device under test

Radic8 VK Pro

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Test methodology

Chamber testing vs. aerosolized challenges

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Laboratory

Aerosol Research & Engineering Laboratories, KA, USA

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Date

July 2021

Challenges

In a laboratory environment, a challenge is the exposure of bioaerosolized microorganism to a testing chamber. 

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MS2 RNA Virus

RNA virus. RNA virus. MS2 is used as a surrogate for airborne pathogenic respiratory viruses, such as influenza and SARS-CoV-2.

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PhiX 174 DNA Virus

DNA virus. The PhiX 174 bacteriophage is a single-stranded DNA virus and is a surrogate for herpes simplex and smallpox viruses.

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S. Epidermidis

Gram+ bacteria. Part of natural human flora, it can enter the body through blood, cough and wound secretion, and skin contact and is a surrogate for bacteria causing staph infection

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P. Agglomerans

Gram- bacteria. Can cause human infections by wound infection or as a hospital-acquired infection and is a surrogate for bacteria causing black plague.

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E. Coli

Gram- bacteria. E. coli is a common coliform bacteria that can cause diarrhea, urinary tract infections, respiratory illness, pneumonia, and other illness.

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A. Brasiliensis

Fungal spore. Previously known as A. Niger, is one of the most common sources of toxic black mold. While rare, it can also cause aspergillosis, a serious lung infection.

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B. Subtilis

Bacterial spore. Representing the most resilient microorganism, it serves as a model for Anthrax and a surrogate for Clostridioides difficile, a common hospital pathogen.

Methodology

The VK Pro was placed in a 16m3 chamber equipped with laboratory-grade sensors and detection equipment.

First, as a control, each challenge was introduced to the chamber with the device switched off, and the results measured (red line in the results below). Then, the test was repeated three separate times with the device running at the highest fan speed. The resulting data from the sensors was averaged across the three tests (blue line).

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Results

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