Denver, Colo. – June 30, 2021 – REMUV™, a startup specializing in the use of ultraviolet (UV) LED disinfection technology, is conducting a successful investment crowdfunding campaign on the Start Engine platform, raising nearly $200,000 from more than 300 investors.
Founded in 2018, REMUV launched with a focus on water decontamination. CEO and co-founder Braden Reiber, an entrepreneur and mechanical engineer with expertise in UV photonics – as well as an avid traveler and adventurer – set out to develop an effective, convenient, and reliable way to purify drinking water. He assembled a team of top experts in the field with experience from Bell Laboratories and Motorola to develop the REMUV Water Purification System, also known as the Ball.
“With the Rocky Mountains in my backyard, I spend a lot of time exploring the wilderness,” says Reiber. “I thought the top-of-the-line water treatment system I’d bought was an effective way to purify the water I drank on the trail. But it didn’t protect me from the microscopic parasite Giardia, and I quickly realized the need for a better, more reliable way to keep drinking water safe.”
The REMUV Ball uses UVC LED lights to destroy harmful microorganisms in water at a molecular level. While UVA and UVB light are well known to consumers of sunscreen and sunglasses that block those harmful rays from the sun, the far more powerful UVC rays might be less familiar. Scientists discovered about a century ago that human-made UVC light effectively destroys bacteria and viruses, and several years ago, LEDs were developed that could produce UVC rays.
The REMUV Water Purification System, a durable and lightweight device about the size of a golf ball, floats at the top of any type of water bottle and, using its patent-pending “Smart Sense” technology, aligns its three germicidal LEDs downward, sending UVC light through the water. The UVC rays effectively neutralize bacteria, viruses, protozoa, or fungi, making these microorganisms unable to spread and infect human hosts. The Water Purification System can disinfect a liter of water in about 60 seconds. Its durable carrying case serves as a charger for the device, equipped with an internal battery backup and an integrated waterproof micro USB for recharging the system from any power source.
“There are so many uses for the Ball,” says Reiber. “Whether you’re a thirsty hiker needing to fill up on the trail, a world traveler uneasy about the water from your hotel faucet, or just someone who wants to be prepared in case of a water emergency at home, the REMUV Water Purification System is all you need to ensure that your water is safe from harmful microbes.”
When COVID-19 hit, REMUV immediately recognized the importance of UVC LED technology to combat viruses by disinfecting the air and surfaces. They partnered with Airgility, an autonomous aerial drone developer, to create an AI-driven robotic UV disinfection platform dubbed the COBRA. The COBRA is capable of autonomously navigating through any facility – schools, offices, nursing homes – decontaminating the air and contact surfaces with germicidal UVC light.
In July 2020, REMUV presented the COBRA platform to the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC) Chemical Biological Center and was awarded a three-year Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) for continued research and development of this proprietary technology.
REMUV launched its investment crowdfunding campaign to accelerate the market launch of its initial UVC sanitization and microbial defense products.
For more information, visit REMUV’s Start Engine page.
Based in Denver, Colorado, REMUV is a startup leveraging cutting-edge UVC LED technology and next-generation AI robotics to pursue innovative disinfection technologies. REMUV specializes in the research, development, and commercialization of ultraviolet C (UVC) sanitization and microbial defense systems for consumer, industrial, and governmental applications.
Company Name: REMUV
Contact Person: Braden Reiber
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Phone: (303) 250-6062
Address:7408 Meadow View
State: CO 80134
Country: United States