The Ontario government is investing $2 million through the Ontario Together program in a local Beamsville company.
The recipient Clean Works Medical and Pure Life Machinery make a product that has its origin in cleaning fruit and vegetables. It has been adapted to clean surfaces to eliminate 99.9% of pathogens, such as the novel coronavirus, which causes COVID-19.
The funds will help manufacture a sanitizing device called the Clean Flow Healthcare Mini. The Beamsville-developed device can decontaminate up to 800 N95 masks per hour along with other personal protective equipment.
“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 Ontario Premier Doug Ford.
The investment money will allow the company to scale up production of their new product.
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