Province investing in new sanitizing device for PPE


Published August 4, 2020 at 9:52 pm


The Province has announced it’s providing Clean Works Medical and Pure Life Machinery with funding to produce personal protective equipment (PPE).

According to a release from the Ontario government, the Province will be providing $2 million from the Ontario Together Fund, which will be used to create a sanitizing device called the Clean Flow Healthcare Mini, that can decontaminate up to 800 N95 masks per hour along with other personal protective equipment.

“This is an incredible success story about an Ontario apple farmer taking technology used to decontaminate produce and converting it into a device that can decontaminate personal protective equipment,” Premier Doug Ford said in the release.

“By making targeted investments and supporting these homegrown innovative trailblazers, we are not only supporting our economic recovery, we are also making sure we are ready with the necessary PPE and equipment should the need arise in the future,” he continued.

The $50 million Ontario Together Fund was developed to help businesses retool their operations to produce PPE locally and develop technology-driven solutions and services that would allow businesses to reopen safely.

This additional support from the Province will allow the company to scale up the production of the Clean Flow Healthcare Mini to nearly triple its current capacity.

The technology, which uses UV light, hydrogen peroxide and ozone to decontaminate surfaces, can destroy up to 99.99 per cent of pathogens and viruses on surfaces, making them as sterile as an operating room.

“We are ecstatic that the Ontario government has selected Clean Works Medical and Pure Life Machinery as recipients of the Ontario Together Fund,” Mark VanderVeen, president of Clean Works Medical, said in the same release.

“The Ontario Together Fund will enable us to scale up our production and triple our capacity. Our innovative disinfection devices will ensure those on the frontlines have clean PPE to continue the fight against COVID-19,” he continued.

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