For Immediate Release
June 18, 2020
Media Contact: Katie Erwin
UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA SELECTS SYNEXIS DRY HYDROGEN PEROXIDE TECHNOLOGY FOR MICROBIAL REDUCTION IN SELECT RESIDENCE HALL ROOMS
NORMAN, OKLA. – The University of Oklahoma (OU) Board of Regents voted to approve the installation of 2,300 Synexis® Sphere antimicrobial devices in the residence hall towers on the Norman campus as part of its university-wide Clean and Green initiative. Synexis® LLC, is the sole developer of hydrogen peroxide gas and Dry Hydrogen Peroxide technology (DHP™) for occupied spaces.
Each residential room in OU’s Adams, Couch and Walker Centers will be updated with a wall mounted Synexis Sphere device, which continuously produces DHP to reduce viruses, bacteria and fungi in occupied spaces. DHP has the added benefit of reducing odor and repelling insects. Installation is scheduled to begin in August.
“We are pleased to provide the University of Oklahoma an antimicrobial solution for its residence towers,” said Eric Schlote, CEO of Synexis. “Our technology deploys DHP to actively attack viruses, bacteria or fungi present in the air or on a surface even in hard-to-reach spaces within each dorm room where students are present. Having Sphere devices installed in each tower offers peace of mind to students and parents to know it is working continuously to keep the environment protected by DHP technology.”
The university considered HVAC system modifications, air purifiers, UV systems and other products, with Synexis DHP technology ultimately selected and approved by its governing board.
“Last fall, the university began researching and testing numerous solutions to enhance air quality in our residence hall towers, with Synexis units ultimately being selected,” said Eric Conrad, Vice President for University Operations and Chief Operating Officer at OU. “Installing the innovative Synexis devices in Adams, Couch and Walker Centers demonstrates the university’s commitment to providing a clean living environment for our students.”
The university completed its testing of the Synexis technology in February. A 30-day test in a typical dorm room showed a 78.6% reduction in surface contaminants, and air sampling showed a reduction in colony-forming units from 500 to zero.
The University of Oklahoma is one of a growing number of universities to utilize Synexis DHP technology on campus and in university housing.
Founded in 2007, Synexis® LLC is a leader in microbial reduction and the sole developer of Dry Hydrogen Peroxide (DHP™) technology for occupied spaces. Synexis technology takes what is naturally in the environment, ambient oxygen and humidity (water molecules in gas form), to create Hydrogen Peroxide Gas (H2O2) or Dry Hydrogen Peroxide. Synexis DHP technology is patented, and effective at reducing bacteria, viruses and mold in the air and on surfaces within occupied spaces. The Synexis system is UL Certified to produce no ozone and works continuously without disruptions in staff or resident activities.
For more information, visit Synexis.com.
ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA
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