Ann Arbor, MI, January 6, 2021—At the virtual CES consumer electronics exhibition next week, NS Nanotech will highlight its far-UVC ShortWaveLight™ Purifier along with products and services being developed by early-adopter customers. Registered CES attendees will be able to learn more at the NS Nanotech virtual CES booth (search “NS Nanotech” in the CES exhibitor directory) from Monday Jan. 11 through Thursday Jan. 14.
The portable ShortWaveLight™ Purifier, which generates far-UVC germicidal light to disinfect the user’s personal workspace and airspace, will be available in 2021. It is powered by NS Nanotech's solid-state ShortWaveLight™ Emitter, a component that emits far-UVC germicidal light to neutralize coronavirus and other pathogens on surfaces and in the air.
NS Nanotech ShortWaveLight™ Emitters are the world's first solid-state products to emit short-wavelength ultraviolet light in the far-UV range of 200-230 nanometers. Unlike standard UV bulbs, which operate at high temperatures and require the use of caustic gases, the solid-state ShortWaveLight™ Emitters run cool, are small enough to integrate into portable, tabletop devices, and do not use dangerous gases.
ShortWaveLight™ to Power Kryptolights "Kryptonite for Pathogens"
An initial NS Nanotech customer, Kryptolights, is utilizing ShortWaveLight™ Emitters in a new suite of commercial and residential products poised to redefine the way we cleanse pathogens from the environment and interact with the world around us. The company says its products will act as "kryptonite for pathogens."
“This essential technology is vital to curbing the current pandemic and in preventing one in the future," says Kryptolights Co-Founder Shey Godoy. "Many industries could utilize our products to regain people’s trust by offering customers a clean environment to conduct business. This spectrum of light offers normalcy, as it can seamlessly integrate into people’s businesses and lives.”
UV Ray Lights to Rent ShortWaveLight™ Emitters to Event Planners
Another new customer, UV Ray Lights, will rent out tabletop UltraClean™ sterilizers equipped with NS Nanotech's ShortWaveLight™ Emitters to meeting and event organizers. According to UV Ray Lights Co-Founder Ray Stewart, each device assigned to an attendee at an event will sterilize surfaces and air in front of it, reducing the viral load in the room.
“Now we are ready to deploy a real tool to help curb the rising infection rates not only of the current pandemic, but from other viruses and germs people share when they gather for conferences or conventions. Scientific studies are coming out consistently now showing that the real potential of this technology is just emerging,” says Stewart. “We are excited to be on the forefront of bringing it to the marketplace through our unique rental service. It will now be possible for businesses and industry to gather together for networking, education, and other important in-person events.”
Far UVC: A New Kind of UV Disinfection
The market for disinfection solutions utilizing ultraviolet light is 100 years old. But the COVID-19 pandemic set suppliers in the UV market on a search to address the unprecedented disruption to the global economy and daily life for communities worldwide. The range of UV light known as far-UVC can inactivate pathogens, including coronaviruses, by attacking their RNA and making it impossible for them to reproduce. And recent scientific studies have found that with its short wavelength of 230 nanometers or less, far-UVC light does not penetrate living cells on the surfaces of skin and eyes.
“Revolutionary solid-state nanotechnologies from NS Nanotech are making it practical to deploy shortwave far- UVC light in many settings,” says Godoy. “Unlike standard UV bulbs, which operate at high temperatures and require the use of caustic gases, the solid-state ShortWaveLightTM Emitters run cool, are smaller, and do not use dangerous materials. Whereas previous UV emitters were difficult to operate, now we can bring Kryptolights UltraClean™ solutions to the market and make a difference in everyone’s lives.”
“We are delighted to announce our partnerships with both UV Ray Lights and Kryptolights on the eve of CES, where we can showcase the revolutionary properties and potential of far-UVC disinfecting light,” says NS Nanotech CEO and Co- Founder Seth Coe-Sullivan. “We designed our new solid-state far-UVC ShortWaveLight™ Emitters to be useful for thousands of applications that will protect consumers and businesses from coronavirus and future pathogens. Kryptolights and UV Ray Lights are early adopters developing innovative far-UVC disinfection solutions that we expect will have a big impact in the near future and in coming years.”
About NS Nanotech
NS Nanotech’s patented technologies, drawing on a decade of work on nitride semiconductors by researchers at McGill University and the University of Michigan, dramatically improve the fabrication process and resulting efficiency of nano-scale light-emitting materials. NS Nanotech's ShortWaveLight™ Purifier is the first personal, portable product to neutralize coronavirus and other pathogens on surfaces and in the air with far-UVC germicidal light. It is powered by NS Nanotech's ShortWaveLight™ Emitter, the world's solid-state device to generate far-UVC light.
Kryptolights is spearheading the advance of Far UVC technology into daily life. Utilizing expertise in spectrum-specific lighting and product brand UltraClean™ UV, germicidal lighting is coming to the residential and commercial marketplaces through products such as HomeSafe™, UltrClean Light™, and the Kryptolight Saber™.
About UV Ray Lights
UV Ray Lights utilizes years of experience in specialized lighting to bring a safer UV germicidal light to events. Through collaboration with NS Nanotech and Kryptolights, UltraClean™ UV can be deployed at an array of events, from conferences to conventions. UV Ray Lights is committed to bringing this new tool to venues and events across the country, allowing people to interact and live more freely.