Synexis was formed to bring Dry Hydrogen Peroxide (DHP) technology into the commercial market. Our patented system is the only technology that produces DHP from the humidity in the air to reduce bacteria, mold, and viruses in an environment. The Synexis Biodefense system effectively and safely reduces microbial threats in occupied spaces without disrupting day to day operations. DHP treats both the air and surfaces continuously.
How did Synexis get started?
Jim Lee, the Founder of Synexis, is a West Point graduate and served as an officer in the Army Chemical Corps.As an expert in Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear defense, Jim was recruitedand remained atWest Point to serveasfaculty in West Point’s Chemistry Department, directing the Academy’s largest course.Jim simultaneously obtained a MS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Virginia.After leaving the Army as a Major, Jim served as an anti-terrorism consultant for several Fortune 500 companies, including AIG.While establishing the first sensor networks in New York City’s financial district, Jim determined that, unlike chemical and radiological sensors, no viable technology existed to detect biological agents in real time.Jim sought to fill this capability gapby developing a prophylactic means for mitigating biological risks. His goal was to develop a technology that would work safely 24/7/365 in occupied spaces to mitigate biological threats from the moment of their introduction,even if their introduction was unnoticed. This is how the Synexis technology known as Dry Hydrogen Peroxide came to be.
What is Dry Hydrogen Peroxide (DHP)?
DHP is a safe, non-aqueous, dry gas produced directly from the humidity and oxygen in the air. DHP gives customers peace of mind knowing they are less subject to microbial threats due to the continuous nature of DHP.
How do you create Dry Hydrogen Peroxide?
DHP is created from ambient oxygen and humidity already present in the air. The oxygen and humidity are broken apart by a photocatalytic reaction and put back together as hydrogen peroxide in its gaseous form.
What is the sail made of?
Our sail is composed of a plastic frame with a polyester fiber mesh that is coated with our patented catalyst.
What makes our technology different?
The Synexis DHP Biodefense System offers a paradigm-shifting capability for microbial reduction in occupied spaces because it is continuous, comprehensive, and automated. Synexis DHP allows facilities to achieve the ongoing mitigation of microbial threats by addressing the bioburden present in the air and on surfaces continuously--during and after environmental services cleaning.
Is it safe?
Yes! DHP is produced at5-25 parts per billion. This produces extremely effective microbial reduction at incredibly safe levels of H2O2. A single Synexis unit would have to run continuously for 2.5 years to reach the concentration of 1 droplet of 3% solution of H2O2 found in a medicine cabinet. DHP concentrations fall far below acceptable safety limits for human exposure established by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
At 5 to 25 parts per billion, how does DHP kill anything?
Microbes require water to survive and will naturally attract water molecules from the environment. Hydrogen peroxide molecules are very similar in structure to water molecules and thus are also attracted to the same receptor sites on a microbe; however, unlike water molecules, hydrogen peroxide oxidizes the microbes’ cell membrane and disrupts their chemical structure. Liquid hydrogen peroxide must compete with water molecules for access to these points on a microbe’s cell membrane. DHP is effective at lower concentrations because it is in a gaseous state and non-aqueous.
Does Synexis have studies with controlled environments?
Yes, Synexis has studies with controlled environments. Connect with your Synexis representative these studies and further documentation.
How does Synexis validate data?
We use a series of testing techniques from surface swabs to air samples to volatile organic compound measurements to validate the effectiveness of our technology. We perform testing before and after installation of a Synexis system to establish efficacy in the environment.
Does DHP kill fleas, flies, bedbugs and other insects?
Yes, DHP has proven effective in killing house flies, fleas, spider mites, aphids, cockroaches, and fruit flies. DHP has also proven effective in remediation of bedbugs. Insects breath via tracheal tubes which become irritated by DHP gas so they respond by either going into hibernation and dying, or they flee the DHP environment all together.
Does DHP technology work for spore-formingand vegetative bacteria?
Yes, DHP technology works for both spore-forming and vegetative bacteria.
Where can Synexis’ technology be installed?
The Omnia Blade installs in-line with the HVAC system of a building. The Omnia Blade is generally installed in a manner that it is out of the view of customers, adding a discreet element to microbial reduction. This model is practical in buildings with HVAC systems that cover the entire area of treatment.
The Omnia Sentry is the portable or mountable option. It is practical for industrial environments or areas where an in-line device would not be possible. The Omnia Sentry device is free-standing and often referred to as a 'standalone'. The Omnia Sentry's versatility makes it the best option for environments in which the areas of constant concern are always evolving.
Depending on the space that needs to be treated, a combination of Omnia Blade and Sentry devices are generally used. The square feet covered per device varies depending on the area being treated and its inhibitors
Do you have a portable unit?
Yes, our Omnia Sentry or ‘standalone’ unit is portable and can also be mounted to walls and/or ceilings.
Do the units come in a variety of sizes?
No, we only have one size for our HVAC device and one size for our standalone device, but we have the capability to use adapters and can orient our devices to accommodate many different environments.
Does room size determine how many devices are needed?
Yes, the Omnia Blade, our inline HVAC, coversroughly750 –1,250 sq. ft. The Omnia Sentry, our standalone unit, covers roughly 1,750 –2,250 sq. ft. It’s important to assess how a building ‘breathes’ and is configured. Many facility variables can impact the general square foot numbers previously listed.
Does the system require a unit in every room in order to be effective?
Not necessarily. Before deploying a Synexis system we send a representative to do an assessment of the location or facility to see how many devices will be needed and the best configuration
Does your product work in areas of low humidity?
We can adjust based on the environment, but our best efficiency is in areas of 20% -80% humidity.
How does Dry Hydrogen Peroxide get behind the drywall, ceiling, and other unseen places?
DHP travels wherever the air goes. H2O2, in a gaseous state, continuously occupies the space that it’s in. DHP will impact the air and surfaces it comes into contact with.
Is DHP corrosive or does it degrade equipment?
Oxidation and degrading of materials are not a problem with Dry Hydrogen Peroxidetechnology. This is because there is no water associated with our product. DHP is a true dry gas.
Does Dry Hydrogen Peroxide cause problems with HEPA filters?
DHP does not cause problems with HEPA filters. Some clients have expressed thatSynexistechnology may lengthen the life of these filters because contaminants that would typically be caught by the HEPA filters are significantly mitigated prior to arriving at the filter.
Would construction affect this technology’s efficiency?
Yes, construction could affect the efficiency of Dry Hydrogen Peroxide, but there are ways to adjust our technology to compensate. We suggest you let your Synexis representative know if you are planning on performing construction and they will adjust your maintenance plan accordingly.
How much would it cost to install the Synexis technology in my business? Are these units leased or bought?
The cost of our technology varies on the needs of the facility and client. We are happy to send a Synexis representative to your facility to assess the best approach for your needs and provide quotes free of charge.
How do you maintain Synexis devices? Do they require servicing?
Yes, our devices require a maintenance plan. If your devices are under a lease agreement, your maintenance is included.
Sail changes are required in both Omnia Blade (HVAC) and Omnia Sentry (Standalone) devices on either a monthly or quarterly basis depending on our assessment of your facility and the environment. In addition, Omnia Sentry (standalone) devices need to have a filter changed. This is also dependent on the air turn-over in your facility and environmental factors.
As part of a maintenance contract, we will also repair anything needed for the device’s proper operation, such as new bulbs or fans.