UVtizer Project highlighted at an international conference

The equipment that disinfects and sanitizes air and surfaces was promoted at the 2021 IUVA World Congress, which took place on June 7th and 8th 2021. The innovation was presented by Dr. Nabiha Ben Sedrine (R&D Research Scientist at the Companies Castros S.A. & MATGLOW-Smart Materials) with a talk entitled “Novel solution for efficient and simultaneous air and surface disinfection using UV-C technology” highlighting the various products developed using ultraviolet technology.

The initiative, which brought together researchers, specialists, and professionals with interest and performance in UV technology, focused on sharing the latest innovations and trends related to the application of that technology in Health and Environment areas.

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UVtizer: innovation at the service of health!

A differentiating design and cutting-edge technology are some of the main characteristics of UVtizer, the equipment that disinfects and sanitizes the air and surfaces. Watch the video and get to know the Project, its functionalities, benefits, and the entities that made this unique solution possible.

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COMPETE 2020: Newletter 298 | Nacional R&D projects fight COVID 2019


Paulo Mendes director of R&D+I for Castros SA and responsible for the COMPETE2020 co-funded project explains the objective of the UVtizer project in interview.

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Portuguese Press highlights UVtizer’s impact on fighting COVID-19

Various media, such as Dinheiro Vivo, Jornal Económico, and Sapo Tek, highlighted the importance and functionalities of UVtizer, an innovative multifunctional device that allows disinfecting air and surfaces of various materials without the application of chemical agents.

The technology was created by a consortium composed of CeNTI, Instituto de Medicina Molecular João Lobo Antunes (iMM), and Portuguese companies Castros S.A. and Matglow to fight highly contagious infectious diseases, as is the case COVID-19.

At the basis of this innovation is the integration of UV-C light in the UVtizer device. The equipment also incorporates sensing systems, robotics, mechanics, ventilation, and functionalization of materials that ensure sanitation quickly and effectively.
The equipment allows to disinfect the air and sanitize surfaces in floors, coverings, and furniture of various materials, such as wood, plastics, metals, textiles, and ceramics.
It can be used in hospitals, public transport, meeting and congress rooms, commercial spaces, schools and kindergartens, hotels, gymnasiums, and home use.

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UVtizer: a Portuguese innovation to prevent the spread of COVID-19

Thanks to its ability to simultaneously disinfect air and surfaces, UVtizer is a competitive UV-C technology-based system for indoor use in big spaces (hospitals, hotels, gymnasiums, meeting and congress rooms, commercial areas) as well as in public transport, schools, kindergartens, and domestic environments.

UVtizer is an articulated and mobile system able to adapt to any configuration of the surfaces, allowing the highest disinfection efficacy of the virus SARS-CoV2 with inactivation rates above 99.9%.

Despite not being new, it’s a technology that is currently being massively employed all over the world as a strong ally in the fight against COVID-19.
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Innovative technology against COVID-19 was presented at Modtissimo!

In the virtual session, the main objectives and expected results of the UVtizer were disclosed.

The Project is being developed by the companies Castros | Lighting Designers and MATGLOW, CeNTI – Centre for Nanotechnology and Smart Materials and Instituto de Medicina Molecular. It aims to create a multifunctional device for disinfecting surfaces and air to fight COVID-19.

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UVtizer: Innovation against COVID-19 highlighted in the national newspaper Dinheiro Vivo

The article emphasizes, among others, the functionalities and distinctive characteristics of the equipment.
The UVtizer is an innovative device that promises to disinfect the air and surfaces in interior spaces without chemicals.
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UVtizer: Mobile air and surface sanitizer.

It is a unique mobile system using UV-C technology for simultaneous air and surface disinfection allowing a fast and efficient inactivation of viruses/germs. UVtizer is safe and suitable for indoor use in residences, commercial spaces, classrooms, industrial spaces, offices, hotels, and gyms. Do you want to know which entities are developing this technology? Know more  here.

UVtizer: Cutting edge solutions against Covid-19

MatGlow and Castros SA and institutes CeNTI – Centre for Nanotechnology and Smart Materials and the Instituto de Medicina Molecular João Lobo Antunes are developing a mobile device capable of simultaneously sterilizing and purifying air and surfaces.

Using UV-C disinfection technology, the UVtizer Project allows a fast and efficient elimination of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus in different spaces, such as houses, commercial areas, classrooms, industrial facilities, offices, hotels, and gyms.
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Covid19: Inovation in surface desinfection

A smart device that sanitizes surfaces is coming. We are developing a reliable and safe multifunctional equipment that aims to quickly and efficiently sanitise and sterilize surfaces, spaces, materials, and air using UV-C technology. UVtizer Project is the Castros, Matglow, CeNTI, and Instituto de Medicina Molecular João Lobo Antunes’ most recent innovative solution to fight the spread of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Interesting, isn’t it? Learn more about this Project here.