Ontario government – an east-central Canadian province – is giving Clean Works Medical and Pure Life Machinery with $2 million from the Ontario Together Fund to assist in manufacturing a one-of-a-kind, sanitizing device called the Clean Flow Healthcare Mini.
This Ontario-made device can disinfect up to 800 N95 masks per hour along with other personal protective equipment.
The declaration was made recently by Doug Ford, Premier of Ontario and Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade.
“This is an incredible success story about an Ontario apple farmer taking technology used to decontaminate produce and converting it into a device that can decontaminate personal protective equipment,” said Doug Ford.
With Ontario’s backing, the company will triple the production of its Clean Flow Healthcare Mini portable disinfectant device from its current capacity.
The device is a Health Canada-permitted innovation based on existing technology intended to disinfect fresh produce. The technology uses UV light, hydrogen peroxide and ozone to disinfect surfaces.
The technology can kill up to 99.99% of pathogens and viruses on surfaces, making them as sterilized as an operating room.
Minister Vic Fedeli said, “The fight against COVID-19 is far from over, and Ontario’s innovators continue to step up and support our frontline workers, as well as our economy.”
“These projects are equipping Ontario with innovative solutions that can be deployed to help keep everyone safe as the province reopens and recovers,” Fedeli added.
The Ontario Together Fund of $50 million was established to aid businesses retool their operations to produce PPE domestically and develop technology-focused solutions and services that would make businesses reopen securely.
Mark VanderVeen, President of Clean Works Medical, said “We are ecstatic that the Ontario government has selected Clean Works Medical and Pure Life Machinery as recipients of the Ontario Together Fund.”