DALLAS — It’s a fact: Kids in school spread germs around in what seems like an endless cycle, causing both illness and absenteeism among students and staff. But now there’s a way to keep schools and the people in them healthier by limiting the spread of nasty viruses and bacteria.
CASPR Technologies, an Addison, Texas-based environmental health technology company, offers a continuous intervention solution that delivers effective oxidizing molecules to all surfaces and throughout the air, reducing bioburdens 24/7. This technology has been installed in dozens of schools across the country since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We want to keep kids in school because absences impede their ability to learn and succeed. CASPR has been an important tool for keeping our classrooms clean,” said Michelle Haynes, principal of the Sisulu-Walker Charter School of Harlem, which has had the technology in place since 2020.
CASPR – which stands for Continuous Air & Surface Pathogen Reduction – uses proprietary Natural Catalytic Conversion (NCC™) technology to provide healthier indoor air and surface environments. The technology acts continuously, protecting surfaces from harmful bacteria and viruses.
While CASPR’s award-winning technology was originally created for healthcare environments, it now is being used in schools, businesses, residential complexes and even in the transportation industry. Recent independent studies have concluded that the technology provided by CASPR is more than twice as effective as any competing technology.
“CASPR is an excellent choice for schools, and summer is the perfect time to install it,” said CASPR co-founder and CTO Christophe Suchy. “We’ve seen a lot of anecdotal evidence that it reduces absenteeism and saves money for schools, which don’t have to hire substitute teachers.”
When Warren Easton Charter High School in New Orleans was getting ready to bring students and teachers back into the classroom during the height of the pandemic, it also installed CASPR Technologies’ environmental health products in its building.
“Although we performed continuous testing in our school-based clinic for the entire school year after CASPR was installed, we did not find any positive COVID-19 cases for our students and faculty,” said David J. Garland, chair of the school’s board of directors. “It’s an amazing success story.”
Warren Easton found that CASPR provided an added benefit they hadn’t thought about when purchasing the system. The 107-year-old masonry building had a distinctive odor that came from the old bricks. That smell essentially disappeared after CASPR was installed. “It’s a clear indicator that the CASPR units were living up to our expectations,” Garland added.
Nick Licata, managing partner of Natural Disinfection Solutions, a Louisiana-based distributor of CASPR products, has placed CASPR in nearly three dozen schools across the state.
“We believe in the CASPR technology and are proud to help schools achieve healthier environments through the use of CASPR, which eliminates not only SARS-CoV-2 but other harmful pathogens as well,” he said. “CASPR is even on the General Services Agency (GSA) schedule, making it easy for public schools to invest in the technology.”
About CASPR Technologies
CASPR (Continuous Air & Surface Pathogen Reduction) Technologies is a health-tech company on a mission to make the world indoors a better place. As the leader in smart environmental indoor technology, our solutions work to ensure the air we breathe is the healthiest it can be, living out our well-being and enhancing our performance in the process. Our award-winning, patent pending NCC™ technology proactively and continuously disinfects indoor air and surfaces at the molecular level. Our innovative and proprietary products are low-maintenance, completely automated, and do not depend on pathogens “cycling” through filters to be effective. With CASPR: live, breathe, and work with safer air and surfaces around the clock.