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AiRTH’s vSure Antimicrobial Air Purifier passes CSIR-IMTECH testing; successfully kills 99.9% of black fungus 



The risk of being affected by the black fungus was prominent after the 2nd wave of the COVID-19 pandemic

Mumbai, 22 December 2021: Since AiRTH commenced its operations in 2020, its products and novel vision have garnered much attention worldwide. Its antimicrobial air purifiers, the first in the world, have been tested on multiple grounds to check the efficiency and effectiveness that the company promises to deliver. Recently, the renowned CSIR-IMTECH (CSIR- Institute of Microbial Technology) lab tested AiRTH’s vSure Antimicrobial Air Purifier on black fungus entrapment & killing efficacy and concluded that the product killed 99.9% of black fungus causing fungi species (Mucor hiemalis & Rhizopus oryzae). This path-breaking announcement puts AiRTH’s purifiers in the front league and adds another level of protection certification to the futuristic line of products.

Humanity saw the worst of nature during the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in India. Besides rising COVID-19 cases and deaths, several instances of black fungus emerged and created panic. This deadly fungal infection was primarily found in ‘recovering’ COVID-19 patients as the medications (such as steroids) given to treat COVID-19 were immunosuppressants, making patients more susceptible to black fungus. Hence, people were scared and became hesitant to visit hospitals/health care centers for regular medical check-ups and treatments.

Though black fungus cases have dialed down in India, its threat is not only restricted to COVID-19. This is a never-ending issue, which can be caused by a number of factors like diabetes (especially uncontrolled diabetes), long-term use of steroids, weak or compromised immune system, prolonged stay in the ICU, and more. Instead of living in fear of contracting this deadly infection, it’s better to bring home an AiRTH purifier. Besides eliminating harmful air pollutants, its vSure antimicrobial air purifier will successfully kill 99.9% of black fungus and allow you to breathe clean and safe air.

Commenting on the notable announcement, Ravi Kaushik, Founder & CEO of AiRTH, said, “As viruses and fungus in the air have troubled us for generations, we wanted to create products that can have a complete check on them. Over the past years, we have conducted several purifier tests to examine its accuracy before selling them to the end customers. Representing IIT Bombay & IIT Kanpur and being a tech-driven and R&D-driven startup, we have meticulously developed our technology. After securing validation from the CSIR-NABL lab (prestigious national laboratory of the Government of India), our latest testing validation from the CSIR-IMTECH lab has added another feature in our cap of benchmarks that no other purifier company has achieved so far. Our multi-functional purifier can be installed in hospitals, homes, and offices to eliminate air pollutants and fungus, enabling Indians to breathe safely.”

AiRTH recently acquired funding from Whiteboard Capital, Syrma Technology, and FIRST (IIT Kanpur) and plans to disseminate it to scale its production and after-sale services, meeting PAN India demand of its customers.