For the next few weeks, we’ll be profiling the people that power UVIRESO. This week we sat down with Brigita Kavaliauskaite, our Communications Lead. In case you missed it, read our first blog post on idea to UVIRESO in 48 hours. 

For the next few weeks, we’ll be profiling the people that power UVIRESO. This week we sat down with Adomas Klimantas, our Chief Operating Officer. In case you missed it, read our first blog post on idea to UVIRESO in 48 hours. 

For the next few weeks, we’ll be profiling the people that power UVIRESO. This week we sat down with Jonas Klimantavicius, our Chief Executive Officer. In case you missed it, read our first blog post on idea to UVIRESO in 48 hours. 

THE PROBLEM

Hospitals across Europe are overflowing with patients infected with COVID-19. The number of specialised infectionary hospitals and the amount of single-use safety equipment is limited. Thus, healthcare personnel are struggling with keeping patients and themselves safe from infection.

THE IDEA

THE RESULT

By using UV radiation’s ability to neutralise microscopic particles, our team is developing a multi-use respirator UVresp 1.0 which can destroy any airborne virus at the point of exhaling. No radiation harm is done to the patient using it.

The mask we're developing will serve as an alternative to ward isolation, allowing for:

  • more patients to be isolated at the same time

  • nursing without the risk of spreading infection to healthcare personnel and other patients

  • healthcare staff to use less of the uncomfortable single-use safety gear

SUCCESS TO DATE

Our idea received top recognition in Lithuania’s Global “Hack The Crisis” hackathon which took place from March 22-23, 2020.

Up to 99 percent

effective anti-virus mask

Keeping our healthcare and patients safe in the fight against the spread of COVID-19

 

15%

Up to 15% of healthcare workers get infected

8.6 million

1OO%

healthcare workers

at risk in Europe today

Absolute majority of safety masks and respirators are of single use

TECHNOLOGY

UVresp 1.0 will work like a regular face mask with an electric-powered UV filter. The construction of the mask is designed to prevent any UV radiation from reaching the patient’s skin. The filter does not need to be regularly replaced as UV light destroys all microorganism particles

STEP 1

Air comes in through the sides of the mask

STEP 2

It is inhaled as normal by the patient

STEP 3

The exhaled air is being filtered by UV radiation which destroys the vast majority of virus particles

STEP 4

After being filtered, the air comes out clean

 
 

TEAM

Chief Executive Officer

Chief Operating Officer

Darius Kančys

Lead Technologist

Donatas Puodžiukas

Lead Technologist

Lead Advisor

Communications Manager

Communications Advisor

UX/UI Designer

Want to join our team?

 

SUPPORT US

Corporate Funding

In order to scale up fast and start mass production of UV masks, we need significant amount of funding. If you’re interested in joining our cause, let us know.

Other Collaborations

Let’s discuss it together.

 

FAQ

When will it be possible to purchase masks?

The masks should reach the hospitals in Lithuania once application tests are completed and funding is secured. That is the priority. Individual purchase will begin once hospital demand is satisfied.

Can any individual purchase the mask?

The first priority is satisfaction of hospital demand. Follow us on LinkedIn/Facebook/Twitter, for latest product release news

When will the masks reach hospitals?

Lithuania – once application tests are completed and funding is secured. International – once partherships are secured with entities from respective countries

Where does the evidence that UV radiation destroys up to 99% of viruses come from?

This has been confirmed in the beginning of the 20th century. Measured evidence was given as early as in 1964 by a team of scientists from the University of California. See the Technology section above or visit the article’s website

Is the mask harmful for my skin?

No, the construction of the mask is designed to prevent any UV radiation from reaching the patient’s skin

How long such mask should work/be valid for?

The mask itself is very durable, but the typical replaceable UV filters are designed to for operational duration of 2000 hours.

I’m not convinced that the technology works?

Please see the Technology section above (hyperlink) – you'll find links to relevant scientific research there

 

BLOG

Another week, another UVIRESO member revealing his ideas, inspiration, passion and challenges! This week we are introducing our UX/UI designer - Mykolas MIrzinkevičius.

For the next few weeks, we’ll be profiling the people that power UVIRESO. This week we sat down with Darius Kančys, our Lead Technologist.  

For the next few weeks, we’ll be profiling the people that power UVIRESO. This week we sat down with Brigita Kavaliauskaite, our Communications Lead. 

CONTACTS

Partnership, investment & support inquiries

Jonas Klimantavičius jonas@uvireso.com

+370 699 94752

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