Aerus announced today that it received Class II medical device clearance from the FDA for the Aerus Medical Guardian with
ActivePure technology, which the company calls the first active air purifier for healthcare.
ActivePure was designed to operate continuously in occupied spaces and prevent recontamination in real time. The free-standing, portable unit uses NASA-inspired technology to purify the air continuously and actively without the use of ozone, according to the Dallas, Texas-based company formerly known as Electrolux.
The device is intended to reduce staphylococcus epidermidis and erwinia herbicola bacteria; MS2 and Phi-X174 viruses; aspergillus niger fungal spores; and bacillus globigii bacterial spores from the air in a temperature-controlled professional health care-environment of 70 to 71 degrees Fahrenheit, 40%-45% RH.
“We believe our breakthrough technology will be a game-changer in hospitals,” Aerus CEO Joe Urso said in a news release.