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Bioterrorism Prevention

How Can SteriSpace Prevents Bioterrorism?​

August 24, 2021
Contact: Danny Forcucci
(866) 496-2831 ext. 1005
Dforcucci@youfirstservices.com

How Can SteriSpace Prevents Bioterrorism?​

In recent years, shelters have made dramatic improvements to their protective capabilities as well as being able to stand up to the most extreme environments.  

These advancements typically feature visually impressive tests that focus on a shelter’s thermal stability, flame resistance, ease of decontamination, the longevity of the material, and potential leakage points. But after all the dust clears, these improvements are only skin deep.  

When human lives are at stake, above all else, shelters need to have an answer for providing protection in the face of chemical or biological attacks. However, this is usually easier said than done. 

Because a bio-threat can often be invisible, it is critical that shelters can sterilize the air in the event of a containment breach.  

SteriSpace Fights Threats You Can’t See  

Our SteriSpace Air Sterilization technology was developed through a series of programs funded by the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), designed to mitigate probable bio-terrorism threats. 

In these tests, SteriSpace consistently achieved a kill rate of >99.9999% (6-log) against diverse biological challenges, including bacterial spores, vegetative bacteria, viruses, and even an anthrax simulant. By definition, anything falling below this level is not sterilization.   

Following extensive testing funded by the DOD, SteriSpace has proven effective against biological warfare agents for the military, homeland security personnel, and their support teams, proving itself an ideal match for a wide variety of military operations.

Beyond its ability to eradicate agents of biological warfare, SteriSpace can also protect military and government personnel from many viral airborne pathogens such as SARS-CoV-2, influenza, measles, chickenpox, cryptococcus, and tuberculosis 

By including a catalyst in the sterilization process, SteriSpace can even eliminate environmental pollutants, VOCs, and select industrial chemicals.   

How Does SteriSpace Work with Protective Shelters?  

SteriSpace is military-grade technology: tested to remain fully operational in 0°F to 125°F, heavy rain, high wind, or dusty conditions. Further, SteriSpace is reliable and ruggedly constructed to protect the system from vibration, equipped with forklift pockets to aid movement and placement, allowing the 250 CFM unit to be transported long distances over rough terrain.   

This means, when situations require quick deployment of emergency shelters, SteriSpace goes where you go, ready to work.    

SteriSpace is quick and easy to set up with shelters of all types. The unit comes with a digital, programmable controller and computer automation to monitor system performance remotely.    

Also, unlike HEPA, SteriSpace does not require a filter to remain operational. Therefore, workers aren’t exposed to hazardous HEPA filters and there are no filter exposure problems. This cuts down on time spent disposing of filters, allowing operations to remain lightweight and mission-focused, and reducing military and government personnel being put in additional harm’s way.    

Interested in How Your Shelter Can Work with SteriSpace Air Sterilization?   

Contact one of our air sterilization consultants to see how SteriSpace can help keep your personnel safe and attain scalable containment for hospital and healthcare systems!  

LUNG FORCE WALK Buffalo, NY

SteriSpace and the ALA Fight Lung Cancer Together

The American Lung Association is holding their LUNG FORCE Walk again this year! After a brief hiatus because of the coronavirus pandemic, the walk takes place on September 11, 2021, at Buffalo Harbor State Park. This year is special in another way as well. Two companies under the You First Services Inc. umbrella are sponsoring this event, SteriSpace and Lubricity will be at the same table this year to show our support in the fight against lung cancer and pulmonary disease.