Violet Defense Collaborates with UCF to Bring Ultraviolet Technology Protection to Staff & Students

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ORLANDO, Fla., May 03, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Violet Defense Technology, an Orlando-based company that incorporates the proven germ-killing power of UV light into its patented solutions, is collaborating with UCF Student Health Services to help keep students and staff healthy.  UCF Student Health Services provides a variety of primary and specialty care services to over 6,000 patients each month. 

With the addition of the Violet Defense S.A.G.E. (Surface & Air Germ Elimination) UV products, UCF Student Health Services has been able to further its mission of providing excellent healthcare to the UCF community by enhancing protection from harmful bacteria and viruses for its students and staff, including being more prepared to handle any potential outbreaks.  In just the past few months, Norovirus outbreaks have struck 3 higher education institutions in the U.S., resulting in at least 165 illnesses, as well as causing schools to take substantial measures to help disinfect their campus and even close school to help prevent the spread of the virus. 

“It is incredibly important for us to be able to keep our students and staff safe and healthy,” said Dr. Michael Deichen, Director, UCF Student Health Services.  “In light of recent outbreaks at other universities throughout the country, we are proud to be proactively evaluating solutions that can not only help protect our campus day-to-day, but in the event of any larger issues, we will be ready to deal with them effectively,” added Dr. Deichen.

UCF has been working with Violet Defense to evaluate the mobile versions of the S.A.G.E. UV line by using the products to disinfect bathrooms, procedure rooms, labs, and more.   S.A.G.E. UV units have been proven through independent laboratory testing to effectively kill up to 99.9 percent of the most common germs, including MRSA, E. coli, Salmonella and Norovirus, from as far as three meters away.  

“This collaboration with UCF has been meaningful for us to not only obtain real-world validation of the effectiveness of our products but it allows us the opportunity to bring this proven technology to spaces that have not previously had cost-effective UV options available to them,” said Terrance Berland, COO of Violet Defense. 

While the collaboration has focused on mobile solutions, S.A.G.E. UV products are also available in installed versions that could be mounted in restrooms, procedure rooms, laboratory, and other types of spaces throughout the campus.  The S.A.G.E. units have onboard programming that allows them to operate autonomously, meaning spaces with units installed can be automatically disinfected anytime the rooms are unoccupied.  With that type of solution, bacteria and virus levels are continuously being knocked down, so that people in those areas are protected throughout the day, without adding to ongoing labor expenses for the custodial staff.  

About Violet Defense Technology:
Founded in 2012, Violet Defense Technology is on a journey to find new ways to protect people from harmful germs that have grown resistant to traditional forms of cleaning and disinfecting. Its patented approach uses the proven power of germ-killing light, including UV and violet blue light, to fight the war against bacteria, viruses, fungi, and bacterial spores. Its patented technology miniaturizes the deployment of germ-killing light to integrate into almost any product or environment.  For more information on Violet Defense Technology and the S.A.G.E. UV anti-microbial line, visit www.violetdefense.com.

About UCF:
UCF Student Health Services provides a wide variety of health-care services to UCF students and employees on campus from an AAAHC accredited facility. Services include primary and acute care, gynecological care, dental care, pharmacy services, clinical dietitian services, psychiatry, x-rays, immunizations and more. UCF Student Health Services excels in providing comprehensive physical and mental health services both in-house and through collaboration with other entities to promote wellness and accessible care.

Media Contact for Violet Defense:
Jessica Jones, Vice President of Marketing
Violet Defense
407.433.1104, x1002
jjones@violetdefense.com

Media Contact for UCF Student Health Services:
Crystal Colvenbach, Coordinator of University Relations & Public Affairs
Student Health Services
407.823.0776
Crystal.colvenbach@ucf.edu