Montreal-based company CAE has secured a deal with PYURE to produce air purifiers that help destroy the COVID-19 virus in the air and on surfaces.
“The contract with PYURE will allow us to maintain manufacturing jobs in Montreal while continuing to play a role in the fight against the pandemic,” stated Marc Parent, president and CEO of CAE, on Tuesday.
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We are proud to partner with an industry leader like CAE to help mass produce a product that can help save lives.
PYURE CEO Jean-François Huc
The contract will allow CAE to assemble air purifiers (also known as air sanitizers or air cleaners) using PYURE’s technology “that has demonstrated through an independent U.S. certified scientific lab to significantly destroy the COVID-19 virus in the air and on surfaces,” reads the statement.
CAE is expected to produce 55,000 units in one year.
“Unlike conventional air purifiers, our technology does not limit purification to the air that is pulled through the unit,” reads a statement from PYURE CEO Jean-François Huc.
“PYURE’s innovative, patented technology replicates the way sunlight sanitizes the outdoor environment by safely generating and diffusing hydroxyls and organic oxidants indoors.”
PYURE said there has been strong demand for its products in the United States due to the pandemic.
According to the company, one of its air purifiers reduces the presence of airborne SARS-CoV-2 — the virus that causes COVID-19 — by 99% in 20 minutes and that it was no longer detected in the air after 80 minutes in a controlled environment.
It also said the purifier can eliminate 99% of the COVID-19 virus from surfaces after one hour and that it was no longer detected after three hours.