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  1. Effective Biosecurity Requires a Layered Approach

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    Biosecurity encompasses everything that is done to mitigate pathogens and protect against the spread of infectious diseases. Cleaning, sanitizing, disinfecting and sterilization each play a vital role in the overall protection of animal, human and environmental health.  To address the unique needs in veterinary practices multiple strategies and processes are required to be effective but it doesn’t have to be complicated. Approach each cleaning process in the same manner. The number and type of layers is determined by the desired outcome.

    Base Layer

    Always start with Macro Cleaning any surface by manually removing potential fomites and/or organic material such as feces, urine, gross debris, bedding, gauze pads, surgical instruments, drapes or other items that have the potential to spread germs. Make sure all items are placed in designated receptacles with covers where appropriate.

    Cleaning Layer

    Thorough cleaning is required prior to disinfection and sterilization to remove visible foreign matter from objects and surfaces. Inorganic and organic materials that remain on the surface interfere with the effectiveness of these processes.

    Choose a cleaner with surfactants (soap or detergents) that has good cleansing properties when in dilute solutions to remove dirt, dust, stains, soils and associated odors from surfaces. Don’t overlook that water is considered the universal solvent and is essential to most cleaning processes. Presoaking instruments, laundry, or surfaces with dried fecal material or blood dramatically improves results.

    Friction is also extremely important. Scrubbing helps break down grime and assists with the removal of debris, allowing it to be more readily removed by ultrasonic cleaning, rinsing &/or wiping and better prepares the object for sanitizing, disinfection or sterilization. For instruments with channels too small for the bristles to reach pressurized fluids are used to dislodge soil and debris.

    Sanitizing Layer

    Sanitizing reduces or eliminates the number of pathogenic agents (such as bacteria) on surfaces to a safe level. This is often preferred for low-risk areas such as daily routine cleaning of a pet boarding kennel where the same occupant resides during its stay. This lessens the potential exposure to strong chemical agents, fumes and residues.

    Disinfecting Layer

    Disinfection eliminates harmful viruses and bacteria, except for bacterial spores, that remain on surfaces after cleaning. This should be used in all circumstances that are considered high or unknown risks and for deep cleaning of low-risk areas such as preparation for a new patient or high contact surfaces.

    Sterilizing Layer

    Sterilization kills all microorganisms from surfaces. Physical or chemicals methods such as pressurized steam, dry heat, ETO gas or liquid chemicals are used for surgical applications such as instruments, equipment and surgical packs.

    Protection Layer

    Unfortunately, as soon as the disinfection process is complete any exposed surfaces are immediately at risk for recontamination from potential pathogens in the air. Air Purification provides protection against airborne pathogens, however, not all air purifiers are the same. When choosing an air purifier look for an active system such as Photocatalytic Oxidation technology that releases ions into the environment to inactivate pathogens midair and on exposed surfaces. This will augment your sanitizing and disinfecting processes.

    Other Considerations

    Always check the Safety Data Sheet for every chemical to ensure it is safe and what, if any, hazards are associated with potential exposure or chemical interactions. To minimize risks, use complimentary chemistry’s, always use per label directions and wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as needed.

    Prioritize frequent cleaning, disinfection and protection of rooms, high contact surfaces and frequently used equipment. Limit exposure by using disposable patient care equipment and supplies when possible.

    Encourage frequent hand washing, use of hand sanitizers and changing of gloves.

    Take advantage of resources provided by biosecurity experts in animal health.

    Finally Set Expectations

    Emphasizing the importance of good biosecurity practices is imperative to a successful business, especially those in the medical field. Collaborate with staff members to optimize current protocols and processes and help them become vested in their successful execution.

    Not only will this lessen the potential of disease transmission but will improve employee morale, decrease costs associated with outbreaks, elevate standing in the community and optimize patient care.

  2. The Importance of Indoor Air Quality in Veterinary Hospitals

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    Clean air is a basic requirement of life. The quality of indoor air, where people and pets spend a significant part of their lifetime, is essential to their overall health and well-being. The very buildings where they live and work, have long been associated with increased health risks and disease outbreaks in both humans and animals. As such, there is an ongoing debate as to whether indoor air should be regulated in the same way as drinking water and outdoor air pollution. Consider that in any given setting, one may choose not to drink the water or eat the food that is available, but generally has little choice in breathing the same air as everyone else. This makes air an environmental equalizer, with the potential to rapidly disperse whatever it may contain, including airborne pathogens. For example, canine and feline viral respiratory diseases, SARS-Covid-2 and influenza viruses can quickly spread in crowded and poorly ventilated indoor settings. Indoor pollutant sources can include dirt/dust/dander, contaminated surfaces, Heating Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems, building materials, furniture, drains, carpets, chemistries used for cleaning/disinfection/odor control to name just a few. This highlights the importance for improving indoor air quality and reducing the exposure to both pollutants and pathogens.

    It is vital that veterinary hospitals implement strategies to improve the safety of indoor air as part of their overall infectious disease prevention and control protocols. Any facility where animals are housed are dynamic environments where the aerosol composition is complex and generated from multiple sources such as pets, humans, outdoor air, surfaces, drains and equipment. Controlling the concentration of indoor respiratory aerosols to reduce airborne transmission of infectious disease is key to keep occupants safe. This can be achieved by combining engineering controls such as: ventilation, filtration and air decontamination with other routine infection prevention measures.

    Ventilation reduces the number of airborne pathogens by bringing in fresh air to ‘dilute’ the concentration of pathogens present indoors. Why is this important? An analysis of sick leave data for more than 3,000 workers found that 57% of all sick leave was attributable to poor ventilation.1

    Filtration removes some of the pathogen load via passage of air through a special filter such as a HEPA filter, lowering the pathogens in the air and reducing the chances for pathogens to be inhaled. However, this is likely not enough since a study by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRE) showed on average that HEPA systems only capture ~50% of airborne particles in a room.

    Today in the market there are two types of air decontamination devices: mechanical & electronic.

    Mechanical devices are considered a passive system in that the particles must travel to and through the unit before being captured or inactivated. Filtration is an example of a passive process as air must pass through an appropriate filter to capture particulate matter and microbes. Most facilities already have a passive system in place within their HVAC systems by means of HEPA or MERS filters. Since the filters trap but don’t kill pathogens, care must be taken when changing out the filter. A spray bottle can be utilized to mist down the old filter while it is being gently removed and bagged for disposal. This will help prevent aerosolization of the particulate trapped by the filter. Appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) should be utilized during this process. In addition to regularly changing out filters, the ducts should be routinely cleaned and sanitized.

    Electronic air decontamination systems can include ionizers, photo catalytic oxidation (PCO) units, electrostatic precipitators, hydroxyl generators, devices with UV light components and other electronic air cleaning technologies. It’s important to keep in mind that these type if air decontamination devices could generate ozone.  Breathing ozone is harmful because it irritates the eyes, nose, and throat. It can cause chest pain, coughing, shortness of breath, and may trigger asthma attacks in those that are susceptible. Long-term exposure to ozone could cause chronic breathing impairments and compromise the respiratory defense mechanisms.

    When purchasing air decontamination devices, it is critical to assure that they meet UL2988 certified ozone free and or CARB (California Air Resource Board) approved standards to guarantee the safety of the devices.

    New generation PCO devices, release ions into the environment, these ions then combine with humidity in the air to and form an oxidizer that reacts with microorganisms in the air and on surfaces, thereby lowering the concentration of viruses, bacteria and fungi. Advanced PCO devices have shown to be over 99% effective killing viruses and bacteria, and over 95% effective against mold spores while also mitigating unwanted odors. They are safe, efficient and convenient. Furthermore, they are a cost-effective addition to the routine hospital infection control measures.

    Ultimately the objective of air decontamination methods is not to kill all the microorganisms in a room, that would be sterilization, but to reduce the air microbial content and surface contamination to lower disease transmissibility. It is likely that different air decontamination strategies will have complementary and additive effects to make indoor air safer for animals and people

    As more air decontamination devices become available, it is imperative to evaluate the safety and performance of each unit. Due to the complexities of indoor air environments and the assessment of microbial survivability, the evaluation of decontamination methods requires highly specialized equipment, technical skills, and test protocols. Look for testing performed in laboratories that utilize: General Laboratory Practices (GLP) standards; specialized equipment such as room size sealed aerosol chambers and microorganism surrogates that have similar resistance properties to the pathogenic organisms of concern. When purchasing devices, it is key to assure that laboratory testing for efficacy and safety has been done on the very model you are interested in. Avoid test results from ‘similar’ technologies or models and tests that were ran in small chambers with no proof that the units can cover the square footage they are rated for. Finally, be very wary of doing business with companies that are not openly willing to share the full test reports, only offer a summary of test results or provide results with missing or ‘blacked out’ information.

    Investing to a create a healthy building is relatively inexpensive compared to the cost of spreading communicable diseases. Consider the ramification on your business reputation, potential legal and financial risks, and being able to attract and keep qualified personnel. Be prudent in researching the various options and choosing what will work best for your unique situation.


    Authored by: Lucas Pantaleon DVM MS DACVIM MBA, Veterinarian Technical Advisor, Ogena Solutions

    Chama Gomez RVT-R, BD & Technical Support Mgr., Ogena Solutions



    1 Joseph G. Allen and John D. Macomber, “What Makes an Office Building ‘Healthy’”, Harvard Business Review, Digital Article published on, April 29, 2020, H05KFH.


  3. Science Behind Our Air Purification Technology

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    Photocatalytic oxidation (PCO) removes contaminants such as microbes and pollutants from the air using a combination of titanium oxide and UVC light. While high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters and other filtration systems remove fine particles, microbes, and organic compounds from the air through a very fine filter, PCO uses chemical reactions to destroy these contaminants entirely. PCO is an exceptionally rigorous filtration method with the ability to compromise viruses, bacteria, and other contaminants as small as 0.001 microns. By comparison, traditional HEPA filters handle particles down to 0.3 microns.

    OSAirPurifierWhat Is Photocatalytic Oxidation (PCO)?

    Photocatalytic oxidation uses UVC light and titanium oxide to generate ions that break down chemically active compounds (CACs), volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and microbes into CO2, water, and harmless by-products. Its exceptional efficacy has earned photocatalytic oxidation FDA approval for use in water and air filtration. In fact, PCO is so effective, NASA has used it to filter air on the International Space Station.

    You can use portable purifiers or install specialized PCO technology directly into your HVAC array so that the system purifies all air passing through it before releasing the air into indoor spaces. PCO offers a number of advantages over other filtration systems, including:

    •     Superior air purification. PCO air purifiers significantly improve the quality of indoor air by converting bacteria, chemicals, and other irritating pollutants into harmless materials that do not pose a risk to human or animal health. These purifiers also remove musty odors and can generally cover more square footage than HEPA filters as well.
    •     Organic compound elimination. One of the most valuable characteristics of PCO air purification is its ability to kill microorganisms that cause disease. Titanium dioxide combined with powerful UVC radiation at wavelengths effective for germicidal results can completely destroy the cellular structure of bacteria, viruses, protozoa, mold, mildew, and other undesirable organic compounds.
    •     Environmental friendliness. Instead of using less efficient HEPA filtration, PCO safely eliminates microorganisms by destroying them at a cellular level. The process produces no harmful solvents, unpleasant fumes, or other polluting by-products. There are new versions available that use wavelengths of UV light that do not emit dangerous ozone (most legacy systems do emit ozone) so be sure any device you consider comes with  UL2998 certification as an ozone free device.  

    How PCO Air Purifiers Work

    PCO air purifiers are some of the most advanced air and surface purification systems on the market today. The Puraclenz  PCO technology that is at the heart of the OgenaShield Air and Surface Purifier incorporates the latest research and development to dramatically reduce harmful contaminants in virtually any indoor space. These state-of-the-art PCO air and surface purification systems utilize titanium dioxide-coated fins and ozone free UV lights to create ions which quickly and efficiently break down unwanted microbial and organic particles on a molecular level.

    PCO systems direct air through a chamber that contains a UV light source and titanium dioxide-coated filters. Titanium dioxide acts as a photocatalyst and creates electrons. With exposure to UV light, the electrons on the titanium oxide surface become excited and react with water molecules present in the air, converting them to oxide ions and hydroxyl radicals. These extremely reactive ions quickly interact with contaminant particles, disrupting and separating the chemical bonds of the organic compounds through oxidation.

    Unlike some other PCO technologies, our system does not incorporate harmful ozone molecules to generate reactive ions. Also, some purifiers are passive in that they are mechanical filters that only collect particulate matter from the air passing through them.  The patented Puraclenz technology creates an advanced, active PCO air and surface purification system that increases the number of (already present) positive and negative ions to not only address air pollutants, but also pathogens that have settled on exposed surfaces. A striking benefit is that the ions created by the Puraclenz treatment will deactivate contaminants before they would even reach a traditional mechanical air filter system such as Merv or HEPA filters.

    Just one of our PCO purifiers covers multiple rooms and up to 3,000 square feet of indoor space. With minimal maintenance, air purification systems by Ogena Solutions provide customers with cleaner, safer air and system efficiency.

    Ogena’s Air Purification Solutions

    Since 2005, Ogena Solutions has been committed to providing safe, effective, and environmentally friendly air purification and cleaning solutions. As one of North America’s leading biosecurity companies, we have established a reputation for providing innovative systems that are safe for use in offices, schools, restaurants, homes, and more. 

    Ogena Solutions is dedicated to safeguarding animals, humans, and the environment. To learn about our best-in-class air purification solutions, contact our experts today.

  4. Ogena’s Director of Technical Services, Dr Lucas Pantaleon publishes article in Innovative Veterinary Care Magazine

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    As part of an infection prevention protocol, it’s vital that veterinary hospitals implement strategies that improve the safety of indoor air.

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    Lucas Article IVC V11I4_Importance of air decontamination - October 2021
  5. Ogena Solutions Featured on Thomas Industry Update Newsletter Today!

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    Every day, Thomasnet publishes the latest news and analysis to keep their readers up to date on what’s happening in industry.  Today, they featured Ogena Solutions in Thomas Insights.

    By Prioritizing Honesty “Even If It Hurts Our Sales,” Manufacturer Builds Dedicated Client Base

    This article was sponsored by Ogena Solutions, a Thomas Verified manufacturer and distributor guided by its mission to safeguard animals, people, and the environment from pathogens and infectious diseases.  Link to original article on

    “Unfortunately, the world of biosecurity is rife with companies making misleading claims in the marketing and sales of their products,” says Dave Hachey, president and founder of Ogena Solutions.

    Ogena, which has manufactured and distributed patented air purifying systems, hydrogen peroxide based disinfectants, and other biosecurity products designed to maintain safe indoor spaces for the last 16 years, faced a unique challenge at the onset of COVID-19. While interest in their purification systems skyrocketed as business leaders sought safe, effective solutions to protect their teams, so too did the proliferation of questionable competitors touting fraudulent biosecurity products.

    Surrounded by rampant misinformation, “we consistently strive to be as honest and scientifically accurate as possible, even if it hurts our sales,” explains Hachey. “Clients know that if we recommend something, we’ve already vetted it and they can trust it. Our customers believe that we’re part of their business; we feel that we’re part of their business.”

    Thomas Insights sat down with Hachey to learn how his technology is impacting the “new normal” and better understand how businesses can utilize air purification technology to improve safety in the workplace.

    Thomas Insights (TI): What’s the biggest question you get from prospective customers, and how do you respond to that?

    Dave Hachey (DH): We very frequently get, “This sounds too good to be true. How am I supposed to believe this?” in response to the technology we provide at the price point we offer. That is, absolutely without question, the most common response, and this usually comes from both a technology and cost perspective.

    Our protocols and technologies sound like they’re so beneficial that they can’t really be true. But in reality, although they aren’t currently accepted as normal practice (like our new air purification systems) or weren’t seen as normal practice previously (like our hydrogen peroxide-based disinfectants that are now the dominant products in companion animal health), they are emerging technologies that are breaking new ground.

    Our customers also ask, “How can your air purifiers be so much less expensive than other options that are out there?” The reason is because for most air purification systems you have to buy a separate unit for every room in your building, whereas ours can cover up to 3,000 square feet of space comprised of multiple rooms at the same time.

    People can be very resistant to our concepts because they sound too good to be true, but once people get on board, we end up getting key influencers and businesses across North America supporting us.

    Although we’ve only been in the human health market for about two years, we currently provide biosecurity products to about 90% of the veterinary universities in the United States and Canada. We are also in around 60% of the 5,000 animal shelters in the U.S. and over 95% of the animal shelters in Canada because we’ve been able to prove that we’re not playing games. We give them the facts based on real science.

    The ogenashield air purifier by puraclenz
    The OgenaShield Air & Surface Purifier by Puraclenz

    TI: What sets Ogena Solutions apart from the competition?

    DH: We try, in every instance, to be accurate and honest in our dealings with our customers. Unfortunately, the world of biosecurity is rife with companies making false claims in the marketing and sales of their products, but we consistently strive to be as honest and scientifically accurate as possible, even if it hurts our sales.

    We sell products, but we also provide recommendations on what customers need and make sure they’re informed of the proper protocols for product usage. When it comes to the air purifiers we have an online questionnaire that guides our customers in determining how many units they might need depending on how many people are in the space, how many animals are in the space, what kind of bioload is in the space, what materials are in the space, and even how high the ceilings are.

    On top of that, we don’t just offer training, we always encourage it. If we can talk to a customer’s team members ahead of time it dramatically reduces the number of complications that might occur after installation. There’s a saying, “In the absence of knowledge, the human mind always goes to the negative.” If you make a change in a facility and don’t give the people who work in that area an opportunity to hear what it’s about and ask questions, you’re asking for trouble.

    Our basic premise is that if our customer is okay, we’ll be okay. And if that means we’re going to lose money with a customer here and there, then we lose money, because it’s more important to make sure they’re satisfied. Too many businesses don’t work that way.

    TI: How do you measure success at Ogena Solutions?

    DH: Our customers stay with us. Facilities that started with our company more than 10 years ago are still with our company. Currently, I’m proud to say that we have thousands of facilities that have stayed with us, that number grows every day, and our great staff is a key reason for that.

    Those clients know that if we recommend something, we’ve already vetted it and they can trust it. We want our customers to believe that we’re part of their business; we feel that we’re part of their business.

    Ogena invented the wand technology behind bissell barkbath
    Ogena invented the wand technology behind Bissell BarkBath

    TI: What’s something that isn’t widely known about Ogena Solutions that you’d like to highlight?

    DH: A lot of people don’t know that we also happen to be the inventors and patent holders for the wand technology that’s used in the highly successful Bissell BarkBath, which is a dog bathing system that’s virtually mess-free and even allows you to bathe your dog in your living room without any mess.

    At first our design looks a bit funny because it looks like you’re using a small carpet cleaner on the animal. The difference, though, is that instead of spraying the cleaning solution on top (like a carpet cleaner does) our unit has little spray nozzles that comb through the hair and sit right on the dog’s skin so that when you pull the trigger, instead of spraying on top, it sprays directly against the skin and flushes the dirt off. The rinse-free solution is then pulled into the vacuum. It literally cleans from the skin up instead of the top down for a better clean.

    Plus, because it’s a vacuum, it pulls the water out without making a mess. They’re about 60% dry because they’re not drenched. It can clean a 70-pound Labrador in six or seven minutes using more than 90% less water. The dogs even like it, too, it’s like a massage!

    We also have commercial grade versions of these that we sell to horse owners, as well as to veterinary dermatologists. They use them because it’s the only system that will truly clean the skin of an animal.

  6. A One Health Solution for Our One World: How Ogena is Helping to Heal the Planet with Afforestation

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    A lot of business owners and individuals mistakenly believe that making a difference in the environment means a loss of money, a loss of time, and ultimately the loss of our way of life. Dave Hachey and the people at Ogena Solutions are living proof that that simply isn’t true.

    Mr. Hachey is the founder and president of Ogena (pronounced “O-Jenna”) Solutions Canada Corporation. It’s a company that prides itself on offering state-of-the-art animal bathing, cleaning, disinfecting and air purification products that are both efficient and safe, and specialize in environmental responsibility. The corporation has a time-proven track record of using responsibly sourced, sustainable products, and is proof that business can be mindful of the environment while chartering success.

    The One Health Philosophy

    Ogena’s mission centers around the One Health philosophy: the idea that the health of people, animals, and the environment are intrinsically connected. One Health issues include zoonotic diseases, antimicrobial resistance, food safety and security, vector-borne diseases, environmental contamination, and others that impact life on Earth.

    Ogena believes that even the fields of chronic disease, mental health, injury, occupational health, and non-communicable diseases can benefit from an approach that collaborates across all disciplines and sectors … and that if we are to avoid an environmental catastrophe, the time to act is now. As such, Ogena goes the extra mile to ensure that their products meet the highest environmental standards.

    For example, one of their products is the patented Anivac bathing system, a portable cleaning system designed for use with animals as large as horses or as small as dogs. As an engineering success, not only does it clean animals at a fraction of the cost of similar systems, but it does it while using a fraction of the water!

    Literally billions of gallons of fresh water is used to bathe animals around the world today and this system has the potential to cut that use by over 90%. In fact, it works so well that the Bissell company licensed Dave’s patent and launched the ‘Bissell Bark Bath,’ which has become one of the most successful products they’ve ever launched.

    This strategy of producing versatile, effective, responsibly sourced, and environmentally friendly products is part of what makes Ogena so special, and is one of the reasons 8 Billion Trees is so thankful to have them as a partner in their reforestation and wildlife rehabilitation projects.

    Partnering With 8 Billion Trees to Reduce Carbon Emissions

    As an 8 Billion Trees partner, their CEO Dave Hachey takes saving the environment personally. Their mission, to plant 8 Billion Trees before the world’s population reaches that number, is an ambitious one, but is having a huge impact on the current environmental issues that connect us all. By planting trees that sequester carbon emissions, their teams around the world are restoring areas that have been slashed and burned, saving existing forests from destruction, and rehabilitating wildlife… which helps eliminate the harmful greenhouse gases that are a danger to all life.

    To aid this mission to benefit the planet, Mr. Hachey has currently planted nearly 250 trees and conserved 2,500 through his personal partnership. This is consistent with his life philosophy of living in harmony with nature. He is a strong proponent of leaving the world a better place than he found it, and he’s also a man that believes that actions speak louder than words.

    His actions are making it possible to eliminate Co2 emissions around the world and rebuild ‘hot spots’ that have been wantonly destroyed.

    8 Billion Trees agrees with Mr. Hachey that all of life is connected … and that by working together, we can save the planet’s resources and avoid environmental devastation.

  7. Ogena Solutions launches ozone-free air purifier proven to kill over 99% of airborne viruses

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    With safety established by CARB-approval and UL2998 certification, the ozone-free air purifier attacks respiratory droplets and exposed surfaces missed by hand cleaning or HEPA filters.

    Stoney Creek, Ontario — Ogena Solutions, a long-time trusted veteran in leading biosecurity practices, is excited to launch the OgenaShield Air & Surface Purifier by Puraclenz. Applying an advanced and patented version of the same technology used to clean air in the International Space Station, the OgenaShield Air & Surface Purifier by Puraclenz is one of the most technologically advanced, affordable air purifiers on the market.

    “The Covid-19 pandemic has underscored the need for effective air purifying solutions, especially in workplaces and where people congregate. This newly advanced and completely ozone-free system combines UV light with a patented catalyst cell to effectively and efficiently break down and destroy viruses in the air and on exposed surfaces,” says Ogena Solutions President and Founder Dave Hachey.

    Third-party tests show that the OgenaShield Air & Surface Purifier by Puraclenz kills over 99% of the MS2 Bacteriophage (MS2) virus, an accepted surrogate of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the coronavirus disease COVID-19. The MS2 virus qualified as a surrogate virus since it is a type of virus that is far more difficult to kill than the SARS-CoV-2 virus as well as influenza, norovirus, and the common cold.

    The California Air Resource Board (CARB) has approved the OgenaShield Air & Surface Purifier by Puraclenz as safe for use in the presence of people and animals. CARB is widely accepted as the world’s gold standard for measuring indoor air quality. The air purifiers also have a UL2998 certification for being completely ozone free.

    “We take safety very, very seriously. Since day one of our business, our mission at Ogena Solutions has always been to safeguard animals, people and the environment from pathogens and infectious diseases. We don’t allow any products to enter the market until they’ve been thoroughly tested,” says Hachey.

    The air purifier is a partnership with the innovative changemakers at Puraclenz. The newly patented technology behind their air purifiers leverages the power of an advanced form of photocatalytic oxidation (PCO). Unlike most air purifiers, the design does not require viruses to pass through the unit but instead the units increase the number of (already present) positive and negative ions in the air where they deactivate and kill pathogens.

    In addition, most air purifiers on the market offer no surface deactivation. The OgenaShield Air & Surface Purifier by Puraclenz units kill over 60% of viruses on exposed surfaces – a huge game changer for critical sanitization protocols across all types of businesses.

    Ogena Solutions offers three air purifier units with coverage ranging from 500 sq. ft. to 3,000 sq. ft. All are commercial grade and ideal for use in businesses such as gyms, doctor/dental offices, lunchrooms, cafeterias, restaurants, schools, senior housing, manufacturing offices and even agriculture worker housing — basically any type of business establishment.

    Our compact and easy-to-install units plug into standard wall outlets and come complete with a wall and ceiling mounting bracket. Some of the key features and benefits of the air purifiers include:

    • Purifies air and surfaces continuously 24/7.
    • Eliminates dangerous pathogens.
    • Single unit coverage of up to 3,000 sq. ft. (30,000 cubic feet) and over multiple rooms, dramatically reducing the number of units needed for full coverage.
    • Approved as safe for use in the presence of people and animals by the California Air Resource Board. CARB is widely accepted as the world’s gold standard for measuring indoor air quality.
    • UL2998 certification for being completely ozone free.
    • Long lasting, easy to change UV lamp provides 2.5 years of continuous protection.
    • Elegant and compact design
    • Very low operating cost

    The units start at $299 USD ($399 CAD), making this product one of the most affordable air purifiers on the market. For more information, visit