BARNSTABLE, MA--(Marketwired - Sep 23, 2013) - UV Flu Technologies, Inc. (OTCQB: UVFT) (the "Company") announced today that the warning issued last week from the CDC, or Center for Disease Control, relating to the threats from strains of bacteria that have grown impervious to antibiotics, may only scratch the surface with respect to the overall threat. The health warning did estimate that at least 2 million people in this country become infected with bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics, and that at least 23,000 people die each year as a result of these infections. Thousands more die from infections contracted in hospitals, as well as from other conditions that were complicated by antibiotic-resistant infections.
"The problem is getting worse, not better," said Jack Lennon, President of UV Flu Technologies, the manufacturer of the ViraTech UV-400, an FDA cleared air purifier which kills over 99% of airborne bacteria with every pass. "The risks are particularly acute for children under the age of four, seniors, or anyone having medical procedures such as cancer patients, where the immune-response system is compromised, or patients undergoing surgery or organ transplants, where the risk of infection could have serious consequences."
"The average person breathes 3,600 gallons of air per day, and little if any has been treated to kill or trap the airborne infection and contaminants that enter our lungs every minute we're alive. TB, Whooping Cough, MRSA, Staph, and a host of other airborne bacteria and viruses are growing stronger, in some cases becoming totally resistant to treatment with antibiotics. Many of these strains are at epidemic proportions in other countries, and it's only a matter of time before they spread to this country," said Mr. Lennon.
"Preventing the spread of these airborne infections is the first line of defense. Hospitals are now mandated to address the spread of HAI's, or Hospital Associated Infections, which is estimated to cause the death of as many as 99,000 patients per year. While it is important to disinfect surfaces where bacteria can spread, it is just as important to reduce the threat of breathing contaminated air," said Mr. Lennon.
"Maintaining clean air in the home, the workplace, and our schools, is as important as in the hospitals. Indoor air pollution has been found to impact sleep-disorders, and has been linked to higher risks of cancer, stroke, asthma, allergies and obesity. The next pandemic will probably be airborne. Investing in high-quality air purification is the best investment that can be made to protect family members, employees or patients."
Dr. Walter Kowalski, one of the worlds' leading authorities on ultraviolet light, and its ability in killing organic contaminants, in a report issued in June 2013, evaluated the ViraTech UV-400 Portable Air Purification Unit, and how effective it was in utilizing 3 UV lamps and a catalytic kill chamber, with the purpose of stopping the spread of airborne infection. After evaluating dozens of competing units, Dr. Kowalski said, "Considering the ability of the UV-400 to kill all bacteria, viruses, and fungal spores in a typical sized room, it is clearly among the 'Best in Class' of all devices evaluated."
Further details regarding the Company's business, acquisitions, financial reports and agreements are filed as part of the Company's continuous public disclosure as a reporting issuer under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission's ("SEC") EDGAR database. For more information, visit: www.uvflutech.com, and click on the 5 minute video describing the ViraTech UV-400™.
About UV Flu Technologies, Inc. (OTCQB: UVFT)
UV Flu Technologies is an innovative developer, manufacturer and distributor of biotechnology products initially targeting the rapidly growing Indoor Air Quality ("IAQ") industry sector ($7 billion in 2011). The Company manufactures the ViraTech UV-400™, which utilizes high-intensity ultraviolet radiation (UV-C) inside a killing chamber that goes beyond filtration to destroy harmful airborne bacteria, at rates exceeding 99.2% on a first-pass basis, while also reducing the concentrations of odors, and VOC's (volatile organic compounds, such as acetone, benzene, formaldehyde, etc.) The FDA has issued a coveted Class II medical listing that enables UV Flu Technologies to market the product as a medical device. For more information, visit: www.uvflutech.com
About RxAir Industries, LLC
RxAir™ is the leading provider of air purification solutions for the medical industry with hundreds of units in waiting rooms to emergency rooms in respected medical facilities nationwide. RxAir™ products remove harmful pathogens from the air in infectious environments for emergency pandemics through isolation rooms and negative pressure rooms. The RxAir™ air purification line is 99.97% efficient, portable, and adaptable, requires zero-maintenance. http://www.rxair.com
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The completion of the spin-off is subject to a number of conditions, including final approval of the transaction by each Board, favorable tax rulings and or opinions of the transaction to UV Flu and to its shareholders, further due diligence as appropriate, and the filing and effectiveness of appropriate filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"). There can be no assurances given that the separation of UV Flu's business as described in this announcement will occur. UV Flu will provide interim updates as appropriate.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD
UV Flu Technologies, Inc.
John J. Lennon, President/CEO