Healthcare and frontline workers have been forced to reuse personal protective equipment (PPE) originally designed for one-time use. Existing healthcare PPE was only designed to trap, or accumulate, pathogens rather than destroy them. Frontline heroes are made increasingly vulnerable when they remove and reuse their virus-exposed PPE.
Current PPE decontamination options don’t provide ongoing protection, and are often expensive, equipment-reliant, or otherwise prohibitive for many. Healthcare providers, and other essential workers, are disproportionately impacted by COVID-19, due in part to PPE shortages and lack of successful decontamination methods. Whether in a pandemic or not, healthcare workers face harmful pathogens daily. Even with a COVID-19 vaccine, healthcare providers will continue to need protection from COVID-19 and other deadly viruses and harmful bacteria.
Healthcare providers shouldn’t have to risk infection to care for our sick and elderly. We need affordable solutions at scale that continuously decontaminate protective equipment while its worn.
A recent WHO-assembled consortium studied Singletto co-founder Dr. James Chen’s hypothesis that light-activated dyes could be used to decontaminate PPE. Read more about this groundbreaking study. and view the peer-reviewed research from the Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology medical journal.
Singletto is building innovative, yet practical, ways to decontaminate PPE with singlet oxygen.
The Singletto team of Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) experts, chemists, virologists, surgeons, and researchers are using light-activated dyes to generate singlet oxygen that destroys pathogens, including the common cold, seasonal flu, and COVID-19. We’re partnering with trusted brands to enhance everyday products with this pathogen-fighting technology.
Read more about our science and the groundbreaking WHO consortium decontamination study.