Note: This article was originally published by Hospital News on February 25, 2021 featuring world-class chemist and Singletto advisor Dr. Belinda Heyne on the perpetual decontamination ability of Light-Activated Dyes..
A new, safe, and affordable SARS-CoV-2 decontamination method has been identified and is now being commercially tested and developed for masks and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). This method works perpetually, even while a mask is being worn.
This novel decontamination method relies solely on protective dyes, indoor light, and ever-present oxygen.
The DeMaND study co-authored by 52 researchers worldwide with support from 13 labs and institutions, including the WHO, AHS, CDC, University of Calgary, University of Alberta, Québec-Université Laval, Stanford, and the University of Washington, was recently pre-published. For the first time, Methylene Blue (MB), a Light-Activated Dye was shown to inactivate SARS-CoV-2 on a variety of commonly used masks while keeping their integrity.
This Light-Activated Dye, when applied to coronavirus-infected masks, consistently decontaminated SARS-CoV-2 from the masks within 30 minutes and in many cases in less than five minutes.
Further, masks pre-treated with Methylene Blue provided ongoing decontamination once exposed to SARS-CoV-2.
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The Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology medical journal has published the peer-reviewed DeMaND study. Singletto’s Dr. Tom Lendvay served as Lead Author.
Mike Butler spent over two decades in leadership at Providence Health, growing such from a $2 billion organization to $25 billion. Upon recently retiring, Mike knew he wanted to find ways to continue impacting the lives and health of others. Now at Singletto, Mike is on a mission to bring the novel Singletto technology to market – in healthcare and beyond. But, it’s not just a passion project … upon learning about the technology, Mike felt a moral obligation to get it in as many hands as possible. More with recently retired Providence Health President Mike Butler…
Dr. Belinda Heyne was recently featured in a CBC piece covering the DeMaND study’s findings and the life-giving potential of dye and light.
The World Health Organization (WHO) just added Methylene Blue and Light as a supported Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) decontamination method in the “Rational use of personal protective equipment for COVID-19 and considerations during severe shortages” interim guidelines.