UM Systems: SGS Labs validates UV-C in UVMask inactivates 96% of H1N1 influenza virus in 0.08 sec

Wednesday October 21, 2020 0 comments Tags: Brighton, UM Systems, SGS, UVMask, Boz Zou

BRIGHTON -- UM Systems and SGS announced they have validated the effectiveness of UV-C technology integrated within UVMask on inactivating the virus that causes H1N1.Um-Systems-logo 

SGS lab test results show 96% H1N1 viral inactivation after just 0.08 seconds of exposure.

The mask ensures protection against viruses and bacteria as small as 0.08 microns.

UM Systems' UVMask will start shipping in late 2020, with deliveries for early backers happening in November.

In cooperation with SGS laboratory, UM Systems, the company behind the world's first antiviral face mask with a patented Sterile-Vortex™ active UV-C sterilization that purifies users' air as they breathe, have conducted a test to validate the effectiveness of UV-C technology used for UVMask on the inactivation of H1N1 influenza virus. 

Featuring the most powerful, ozone-free UV-C sterilization technology on the market, the world's first antiviral and anti-pollution face mask provides 8-hours of complete daily protection on a single charge and eliminates >99.9% of airborne pathogens.

An SGS report dated October 15th, 2020 validates the effectiveness of UM Systems' Sterile-Vortex in UVMask on inactivating H1N1, the virus that caused the 2009 swine flu pandemic,  in just 0.08 seconds.

"Being the first active UV-C antiviral mask on the market, we are very thrilled about the exciting lab result of 0.08 seconds, a mere one-twelfth of a second,” said Boz Zou, CEO of UM Systems.

“The current test results show that the virus was completely inactivated in a blink of an eye.”

UM said these initial findings suggest UVMask is also effective against airborne viruses, including Sars-Cov-2, the novel coronavirus that's responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic, as the dosage to inactivate the Sars-Cov-2 virus is similar to that of the H1N1 influenza virus.