Vyv recently shared some highlights from the stream of media they’ve been featured in lately:
This month, Vyv publicly announced the findings of a recent independent third-party lab test, commissioned by Vyv, which confirmed the efficacy of Vyv’s antimicrobial light technology for killing viruses. This recent study verifies that our technology is effective against non-enveloped viruses – which are the most difficult class of virus to kill – greatly expanding the antimicrobial impact delivered in both spaces currently protected by Vyv UV-free antimicrobial light and future spaces we will be protecting. Please go here to read more.
Vyv will be honored in the June issue of Fast Company as the recipient of Honorable Mention for Wellness Ideas in Fast Company’s 2021 World Changing Ideas competition, having been chosen from among a pool of 4,000 entries.
Vyv also announced several significant business partnerships. Middleby Corporation has invested and has entered into a licensing agreement with Vyv, for use within Middleby food processing, commercial, and residential products. Middleby and Vyv are working to both embed Vyv into several of Middleby’s family of products as well as offer Vyv overhead antimicrobial lighting fixtures for cleaner food environments.
James K. Pool III, Middleby Chief Technology and Operations Officer –
“As we rapidly develop and bring new, innovative products to market addressing food and foodservice safety, partnering with Vyv ensures we will offer the most advanced products in the market to promote the health and wellness for our customer and their customers. Middleby and Vyv are well positioned to deliver cleaner food preparation environments by introducing Middleby products with embedded Vyv LEDs and in the surrounding environments with an extensive assortment of overhead antimicrobial lighting fixtures for processing plants, commercial kitchens and any foodservice facility.”
Vyv announced a new strategic relationship with The Healthcare Association of New York State, Inc. (HANYS). The HANYS-Vyv partnership advances a new approach to infection control and prevention by making interior environments continuously inhospitable to viruses, bacteria, endospores and other organisms.
Courtney Burke, Chief Operating and Innovation Officer, HANYS
“Vyv provides a proven foundational layer for protecting healthcare environments non-stop, 24/7. As advocates for continued excellence in quality healthcare across New York state, we see the possibilities for addressing these microbial challenges even more effectively with the help of technologies like those offered by Vyv.”
With Vyv embedded in their newly launched product, Eastern Tabletop won the 2021 Kitchen Innovations Award for their recent introduction of CleanOhr, a new product lineup designed for hands-free microbial cleaning of commercial kitchens, buffet stations and conference facilities.
Sol Basch, President, Eastern Tabletop Inc. –
“With CLEANOHR™, 2021 recipient of the Kitchen Innovations Award, we are able to create complete interior environments that are fundamentally inhospitable for viruses, bacteria and other microbes to survive, replicate or grow on surfaces. By partnering with Vyv, Eastern is making a major advancement in our mission to instill greater confidence for people to feel secure as they begin to travel and dine out again.”
Citi Impact Fund announced its newest investment round as part of its $200 million fund to invest in companies that address some of the biggest social challenges.
Ed Skyler, Head of Global Public Affairs, Citi –
“In only its first year, the Citi Impact Fund has invested in 11 companies, the majority of which are founded by women, minorities – and in some cases both – that have the potential to make our cities and communities more equitable and sustainable. The economic and social challenges of the COVID-19 crisis have increased the urgency for new ways of working, and we’re focused on building on these investments to identify new partners this year.”
Amerlux, an award-winning design-and-manufacture lighting company, announced a new partnership with Vyv to create a new line of antimicrobial overhead lighting fixtures.
Chuck Campagna, President and CEO of Amerlux
“We are ecstatic to join the front lines in the fight to combat illness with this unprecedented technology. Lighting takes on a whole different dimension as we integrate antimicrobial properties into our fixtures to reduce the number of bacteria and other microbes we come into contact with on a daily basis.”