Medical Illumination Announces Acquisition of Vidashield Line of Air Purification Systems From American Green Technology
SAN FERNANCO, CA–Surgical and examination lighting manufacturer Medical Illumination has announced the completion of its purchase of the Vidashield product line from American Green Technology (AGT), formerly based in South Bend, IN. Medical Illumination previously partnered with AGT to provide its landmark UV24 overhead air purification system (also known as VidashieldTM in selected markets).
Medical Illumination will now be the owner and exclusive manufacturer of the patented technology that continuously provides, in occupied or unoccupied spaces, UV-treated air, shown to reduce up to 99.9% of airborne pathogens affecting humans and animals.
“We are very excited to have secured the future of the UV24/Vidashield product line. This acquisition allows us to strengthen our commitment to the products and to expand the areas where this important technology is utilized. We have believed strongly in the products and the benefits that around-the-clock air purification provides in reducing harmful pathogens, and are looking forward to bringing these benefits to a wider audience” said Alan Kiviat, President of Medical Illumination.
“UV24 is a major breakthrough for hospitals, outpatient surgery centers, long-term care facilities, senior care centers, veterinary care facilities and even schools and offices,” added Brett Messina, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Medical Illumination. “Basically, anywhere people are exposed to pathogens, UV24 can make a significant difference, especially where people have compromised immune systems, such as in hospitals, where UV24 has been shown to improve patient outcomes.”
Messina commented that this acquisition broadens Medical Illumination’s product offerings and keeps the company, long a respected leader in lighting technology, at the forefront of innovation in the healthcare space. He added that with this acquisition, Medical Illumination can bring additional product improvements and greater manufacturing efficiencies to its UV24/ Vidashield line.
The UV24 Air Purification System, built within the casing of a standard-sized overhead light fixture (fluorescent or LED), provides fast, continuous UV-C air purification that reduces bacteria, viruses and fungi from treated air. It also reduces the settling of pathogens onto surfaces, while reducing odors caused by bacteria and fungi. Unlike most surface disinfection products utilizing UV-C to deactivate pathogens, the innovative, patented design is conveniently installed overhead, shielded within standard sized lighting fixtures, and can operate in any occupied space 24/7 without any risk of UV exposure to humans or animals, or taking up valuable floor or counter space.
According to studies performed by Dr. Linda Lee, one of the world’s foremost authorities on hospital airborne infection control, the UVGI technology in the UV24 unit can effectively neutralize nearly 100% of treated pathogens of concern in healthcare environments.
Medical Illumination International, established in 1978, is one of the world’s premier manufacturers of medical lighting equipment for human and veterinary healthcare. The company’s product range covers the complete spectrum of lighting for surgery, emergency procedures, examination and specialty uses, along with video integration systems, surgery tables, and equipment pendants.