San Francisco-based Brondell, which brings health technologies from around the globe to the North American market, has announced the availability of the Brondell Pro Sanitizing Air Purifier with AG+ Technology from Aurabeat, one of the only professional-grade, standalone air purifiers in the United States independently tested and certified to capture and eliminate ≥99.9% of the airborne COVID-19 virus (SARS-CoV-2), reducing the aerosol particles from over 2 million particles per liter of air to zero within 15 minutes.
AG+ Technology was first introduced in August of 2020 by Hong Kong-based Aurabeat Technology Limited. Brondell has the exclusive rights to sell and market its own air purifier using AG+ Technology in North America. The Brondell Pro is available in the United States directly from Brondell.com. It will soon be available at Best Buy, Home Depot, Target, and Bed Bath and Beyond.
“COVID-19 is spread through aerosol droplet transmission that travels and lingers in the air. And while many air purifiers only trap and reduce bacteria and viruses, the Brondell Pro’s AG+ technology is the only standalone air purifier to use live COVID-19 virus to thoroughly test and prove its efficacy in eliminating 99.9 percent of the virus,” says Steve Scheer, president, Brondell. “The AG+ technology provides consumers and business owners with a powerful tool in making their environments safer—for their families, employees, and customers.”
The Brondell Pro’s AG+ technology uses five layers of protection, including three filters, UV disinfection, and plasma sanitization, and can effectively degrade and breakdown the virus cell membrane, eliminating the DNA and RNA of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and other viruses quickly. These layers work in tandem to clean the air more than 3.4 times per hour in a 538-square-foot environment (when on the highest setting):
- High-efficiency antiviral H12 HEPA grade filter with patent-pending antiviral formula embedded and proven to eliminate ≥99.9% of COVID-19 virus, general virus, bacteria and mold, and successfully sanitizes without disinfectants.
- Pre-filter captures hair, fiber, and large particles.
- Nanocrystalline filter removes harmful gases, formaldehyde, benzene, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and odors.
- UV disinfection lamp helps sanitize the air, surface of the filters and the inside of the unit to prevent secondary infection when moving the unit or replacing the filters.
- Plasma generator and sanitization generates negative ions to eliminate microorganisms.
MRIGlobal, the Kansas City-based, independent, not-for-profit contract research organization known for customized solutions in national security, global healthand security, has deep expertise in biosafety and biorisk management. Using its specialized and certified laboratories, MRIGlobal conducted two independent lab tests using both live culture and live aerosolized Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (the virus that causes COVID-19). Both tests concluded the Brondell Pro with AG+ Technology effectively eliminates the SARS CoV-2 virus.
“The aerosolized test resulted in no detectable levels of SARS-CoV-2 after 15 minutes with the air purifier in operation,” says Kristen Solocinski, PhD, staff scientist at MRIGlobal. “Using the maximum amount of aerosolized virus that could be produced in our lab setting, the Brondell Pro machine completely eliminated measurable samples of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 when compared to the control test.”
The Brondell Pro is FDA registered and cleared as a Class II Medical Device. The AG+ technology holds 16 certifications.
Featured image: Brondell Pro Sanitizing Air Purifier with AG+ Technology from Aurabeat (Photo: Brondell)