UV Angel is partnering with McDonald’s places in Dallas, Houston and Chicago to put in subsequent era pathogen management know-how
As part of the partnership, the McDonald’s locations were equipped with UV and air technology for ultraviolet light developed by UV Angel. Room-level source control technology works continuously around the clock to neutralize surface and airborne bacteria, viruses, and fungi (“pathogens”) and reduce the risk of exposure to infectious agents. Unlike building-level source control like HEPA filters and UV-C HVAC units, UV Angel technology targets pathogens at their source, where and when they are spread.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has given indoor security a new focus,” he said Matt Kades, a McDonald’s owner-operator in the Houston Area. “This is especially important for a brand as trusted and recognized as McDonald’s. While we’ve taken important steps to keep our employees and customers safe, we believe the introduction of UV Angel technology is a real change We want the air in our locations to be as safe as the air outside. We are proud to be one of the first restaurants in the world to add this technology to our infection control arsenal. “
UV Angel’s technology was originally developed and tested for use in hospitals to neutralize deadly pathogens and reduce the risk of hospital infections. The company’s Adapt ™ surface technology mounts over touch-sensitive areas such as touchscreens and keyboards and uses ultraviolet light to autonomously treat surfaces after each human interaction.
The UV Angel Clean Air ™ is a next-generation pathogen control technology that neutralizes viruses, bacteria and fungi, also known as “pathogens”, in the air and can be used in occupied indoor spaces. The technology is ceiling-mounted and continuously draws room air into a sealed chamber where it is treated with UV-C light to destroy airborne pathogens. This technical control system works independently of the HVAC system for an automated continuous ambient air treatment at source level around the clock.
“We want our customers and employees to feel safe when they come to our restaurants,” he said Tom Hardeman, McDonald’s owner-operator in the Dallas Area. “Our employees deserve to be protected. Customers should enjoy their dining experience with us. We believe we can achieve both goals with UV Angel technology, which adds another dimension to our already heightened hygiene and safety protocols. We are pleased us to lead the way in creating safer interiors. “
“As has been published in many studies, humans are the main source of contamination and disease transmission,” he said Tom Byrne, CEO of UV Angel. “The recent pandemic underscores the need to add controls directly at the room level and source of potential contamination. Every day we strive to make the world a cleaner and safer place through our next generation technology. As our healthcare company began the COVID The -19 pandemic has accelerated the use of our technologies in many different industries to create measurably safer indoor spaces for employees, customers and families. We are proud to partner with business owners like Matt, Tom and David to bring about next generation technologies develop McDonald’s locations in Houston, Dallas, and Chicago. “
For more information on UV Angel technologies and products, visit uvangel.com/restaurants/.
About UV Angel
UV Angel was founded with the goal of creating safer environments around the world by developing life-changing technologies to combat pathogens. The company leverages years of advanced research and the latest technological developments in ultraviolet light to make the environment around us cleaner and safer by reducing harmful pathogens. Fully automatic, patented and proven safe, the company’s UV-C technology can be used in occupied spaces to purify the surfaces we touch and the air we breathe. UV Angel’s technology is complemented by a proprietary data analytics platform that provides key insights and strategic benefits to executives in healthcare, food service, retail, corporate, education, and many more industries. Learn more at uvangel.com.
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