Healthy Schools

Pathogen Reduction Technology Now Available for Schools

MeTEOR Education, a company that offers turn-key services for space design, announced it is making medical and industrial-grade Continuous Air & Surface Pathogen Reduction (CASPR) technology available for schools. The technology has been used in hospitals and medical centers for some time but it is now available to schools.

CASPR utilizes Natural Catalytic Converter (NCC) technology which consists of a UV light and photocatalyst. The technology utilizes the humidity found naturally in the air to create an advanced oxidation process. The result is several oxidants that protect the air and surfaces. According to the company, “CASPR has a kill rate of up to 99.96% and is effective against mold, bacteria, virus, odors, and VOCs.”

“While the current COVID-19 crisis has elevated concerns about school disinfection, asthma, flu, and other respiratory illnesses are the single leading cause of student and teacher absence—a trend that began long before COVID-19 and which continues to increase,” Bill Latham, chief executive officer of Meteor Education, said in a press release. “CASPR provides schools and districts a powerful and proven way to improve air quality in the classroom.”

The technology meets school budgets, works in both modern and aging buildings, and is easy to install and use.

Meteor Education is offering schools a free in-district trial program along with independent, third-party environmental lab testing for confirmation of continuous pathogen reduction. For more information or to schedule a demonstration, contact Sebastian Sanchez at [email protected].