New Study Finds Two-thirds of Consumers Are More Likely to Patronize Restaurants and Businesses That Practice Air and Surface Disinfection

Study Reveals a Need For Restaurants, Offices and Mass Transit to Create and Actively Promote Environmental Safety

Even with inoculation levels rising and the number of new COVID-19 cases declining nationwide, restaurants, retail, mass transit and other businesses are seeking ways to encourage employee and customer confidence about returning to public environments.

A recent study conducted for Texas-based CASPR Group by New Orleans-based research group MDRG worked to gauge the importance consumers place upon air and surface disinfection. The study looked at key consumers in office buildings, public transportation, and retail environments and found clear patterns emerged that affect a consumer’s willingness to engage.

Several key findings emerged:

  • Two thirds of respondents are more likely to patronize a restaurant with an air and surface disinfecting solution over others.
  • Nearly 70% of public transportation users are willing to pay more for ticketing if air disinfection equipment is installed.
  • Over half of respondents felt that air disinfection solutions would still be important following the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Once aware of the existence of air and surface disinfecting technologies, most respondents increased the importance of those technologies when compared to other options (masks, hand washing, social distancing, etc.)

CASPR has now been able to help businesses find a way to install a solution that is effective against both viruses and bacteria in the air and on surfaces for free. The SBA recently revised rules for PPP utilization to include devices that affect sanitation, social distancing and worker safety.

When COVID-19 made working in offices, restaurants and retail stores challenging, technological leader CASPR Group moved to apply its medical-grade solutions for continuous air and surface disinfection to a broader range of buildings, sensing the public demand for solutions that eliminate up to 99.6 percent of contaminants, including bacteria and viruses.

“Working with customers in a variety of industries, we’ve found that our clients are using CASPR technology not only to create the safest indoor environment for their guests, but as a competitive advantage as their industries work to recover from the pandemic,” notes CASPR Group CEO Scott Wheeler. “We want to make sure that their investment in the world’s most innovative technology for air and surface disinfection gets noticed by the people who benefit from its installation.”

About CASPR Group

CASPR Group is on a mission to make the world indoors a better place. As the leader in smart environmental indoor technology, our solutions work to ensure the indoor air we breathe is the healthiest it can be. Our award-winning continuous disinfection technology based on photocatalysis creates safe levels of hydrogen peroxide to attack viruses, bacteria, and mold at the molecular level. The innovative technology is completely automated and does not require an operator to work. The company is based in Addison, Texas. To learn more, visit casprgroup.com.

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Shiroma Southwest
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Texas A&M University-Commerce and CASPR Group Team Tackle COVID-19

Sweeping agreement reached to install COVID and MRSA-fighting technology to protect the university’s athletics department and athletes

COMMERCE, TEXAS – Texas A&M University-Commerce and CASPR Group announced a partnership which will see the Lion Athletics install CASPR’s award-winning disinfection technology throughout the school’s athletics facilities.

The A&M-Commerce Lions are flagship members of the Lone Star Conference and represent the university in Division II intercollegiate sports. The Lions are represented by nearly 450 student-athletes in 14 sports.

“CASPR technology has quickly established itself as a Best in Class partner for Lion Athletics and our institution,” said A&M-Commerce Director of Athletics Tim McMurray. “Throughout this pandemic, we have placed safety, health, and risk mitigation as our highest priority for our student-athletes, coaches, and staff. It is a true point of difference that CASPR is aligned with us on these guiding principles.”

“We are excited to partner with Texas A&M University-Commerce as they tackle the challenges of this pandemic,” said CASPR CEO and TAMUC alum Scott Wheeler. “More and more universities recognize that the entire environment must be treated, air and surface, if we are going to win the fight against COVID-19. It also helps that the technology works against bacteria, such as staph, especially within an athletic environment.”

Under the agreement, CASPR technology was installed throughout Lion Athletics’ facilities to provide 24/7 continuous disinfection to the lobby, meeting rooms, offices and locker rooms for all sports including Football, Basketball, Soccer, Softball, Golf, Volleyball, and Track & Field.

CASPR technology was installed within TAMUC’s existing HVAC systems to treat a majority of the air and surfaces within the facility. Individual portable units were also installed to ensure optimal coverage in hard-to-reach spaces. Independent lab tests show CASPR technology effectively reduces up to 99.9% of viruses, bacteria, and mold, including SARS-CoV2, the virus that causes COVID-19 and MRSA, the antibacterial-resistant staff bacteria which often plagues athletic facilities.

About CASPR Group
CASPR Group is on a mission to make the world indoors a better place. As the leader in smart environmental indoor technology, our solutions work to ensure the indoor air we breathe is the healthiest it can be, living out our well-being and our performance in the process. Our award- winning continuous disinfection technology based on photocatalysis, creates safe levels of hydrogen peroxide to attack viruses, bacteria, and mold at the molecular level. The innovative technology is completely automated and does not require an operator to work. The company is based in Addison, Texas. To learn more, visit www.casprgroup.com.

About Texas A&M University-Commerce
A&M-Commerce serves rural and metropolitan East Texas with distinction, consistently delivering on a promise that our founder, Professor William Leonidas Mayo, made more than a century ago: “No industrious, ambitious youth shall be denied an education if I can prevent it.” We are committed to our university’s mission: Educate. Discover. Achieve.

The 2,100-acre Commerce campus provides many opportunities for students to learn and grow. The university offers more than 135 degree programs at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels. A vibrant student life experience includes 14 NCAA Division II athletic teams, a thriving Greek system and more than 120 student organizations. Programs are delivered on site at the Commerce campus as well as in Corsicana, Dallas, McKinney, Frisco and Mesquite. Many courses are also available online.

About The Texas A&M University System
The Texas A&M University System is one of the largest systems of higher education in the nation with a budget of $6.3 billion. The System is a statewide network of 11 universities; a comprehensive health science center; eight state agencies, including the Texas Division of Emergency Management; and the RELLIS Campus. The Texas A&M System educates more than 151,000 students and makes more than 22 million additional educational contacts through service and outreach programs each year. System-wide, research and development expenditures exceeded $1 billion in FY 2019 and helped drive the state’s economy.

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CASPR Group
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Hope’s Door Domestic Violence Shelter Reopens Resale Store Thanks to CASPR Disinfection Technology

Hope’s Door Domestic Violence Shelter Reopens Resale Store Thanks to CASPR Disinfection Technology

CASPR Mobile Units Created Safe and Clean Environment to Protect Patrons and Volunteers from COVID-19 and Other Communicable Diseases

DALLAS – Feb. 22, 2021 – Hope’s Door New Beginning Center (HDNBC), a Dallas-area domestic violence shelter, recently reopened its resale store thanks to three CASPR Mobile air and surface disinfection units that were donated by 2C MedTech, a distributor of CASPR products in Texas.

The consumer-facing resale shop for HDNBC, located at 2129 W. Parker Road, Suite 300 in Plano, brings in a significant revenue stream for the organization. This allows the center to serve all of North Texas with various programs including a hotline that receives more than 5,000 calls yearly and emergency shelters with a 55-bed capacity, which house more than 500 adults and children in residence each year. The recent pandemic, however, put an even more significant strain on families, according to Christina Coultas, CEO of HDNBC.

“COVID-19 affected many families in significant ways – one being increased cases of domestic violence due to stay-at-home orders,” she said. Family violence calls to Texas law enforcement increased by 9% during the first six months of the pandemic, while victims of family violence reported a 40% decrease in their safety. “The pandemic made decisions for survivors to access safety and support complicated,” Coultas added.

On top of that, the organization’s resale store was hit because volunteers couldn’t safely serve customers at the store. “Many of our regular resale volunteers are in a high-risk category for the virus,” said Coultas. “And when one of our staff had a confirmed case of COVID-19, we knew we had to close shop for the safety of everyone.”

With fewer people coming to its shelters and the closure of the resale store, the organization took a 30% revenue hit on its budget in 2020, one of the largest declines since it began serving North Texas more than 35 years ago. With no immediate solution in sight, the management team was concerned they wouldn’t be able to reopen their doors.

That is when 2C MedTech stepped in to donate three CASPR Mobile units for use in the resale store. HDNBC was also able to get funding for an additional two units that will be installed in the organization’s community living spaces. “We were able to reopen our resale store due to the CASPR units, plus we can now assure victims seeking services that we have added additional protection for a clean, safe place for survivors to stay,” added Coultas.

Unlike disinfection processes that use an episodic ultraviolet (UV) light or harmful chemicals, CASPR’s technology uses a proprietary Natural Catalytic Converter (NCC) process to naturally extract oxygen and moisture from ambient air and then produce and safely deliver continuous trace levels of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) to disinfect indoor spaces. The result is an automated and continuous reduction of air and surface viruses and bacteria in a way that is safe for use in spaces occupied with people and pets, and with no need to modify existing custodial processes.

“Being able to offer clean, healthy environments for everyone is our mission at CASPR Group, and it’s so important in spaces that serve a critical need in our communities, such as Hope’s Door New Beginning Center,” said Dr. Christophe Suchy, co-founder and chief inventor of CASPR Group. “Our technology has been proven to kill 99.99% of SARS-CoV-2 viruses within 24 hours, which gives our customers peace of mind and a safe environment to meet the needs of those they serve.”

About CASPR Group
CASPR Group is on a mission to make the world indoors a better place. As the leader in smart environmental indoor technology, our solutions work to ensure the indoor air we breathe is the healthiest it can be, living out our well-being and our performance in the process. Our award- winning continuous disinfection technology based on photocatalysis, creates safe levels of hydrogen peroxide to attack viruses, bacteria, and mold at the molecular level. The innovative technology is completely automated and does not require an operator to work. The company is based in Addison, Texas. To learn more, visit www.casprgroup.com.

About 2C MedTech
2C MedTech is a CASPR distributor located in Dallas, Texas. The Company serves large and small businesses across multiple industries, including education, transportation, healthcare, as well as non-profits. To learn more, visit www.2cmedtech.com

About HDNBC
Hope’s Door New Beginning Center is a comprehensive intervention and prevention agency for victims of intimate partner and family violence serving North Texas. The agency’s mission is to offer intervention and prevention services to individuals and families affected by intimate partner and family violence and to provide educational programs that enhance the community’s capacity to respond. For more information, visit www.hdnbc.org, Facebook: @HDNBcenter, Twitter: @HopesDoorInc, or Instagram: @hopesdoor.
Hope’s Door New Beginning Center Administration, 860 F Ave., Ste. 100, Plano, TX 75074. Main number: 972.422.2911. 24-Hour Hotline: 972.276.0057. https://www.hdnbc.org

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Malikka Smith
CASPR Group
(214) 396-3314
malikka@casprgroup.com

API of New Hampshire to be an Authorized Seller of CASPR Group’s Disinfection Technology in New England

DALLAS – Feb. 22, 2021 – CASPR Group today announced a reseller venture with API of New Hampshire / Delta T (API of NH) to help bring CASPR’s disinfection technology to companies and organizations throughout New England.

Since 1969, API of NH has been a renowned sheet metal manufacturer and HVAC distributor in New England. The family-owned company specializes in HVAC and indoor air quality (IAQ) products, giving them the expertise to successfully represent CASPR’s portable and in-duct air and surface disinfection products in the market.

According to Bob Engel Jr, President of API of NH, the quality of CASPR’s product line, backed by validated data supporting the products’ efficacy, made the company an important addition to their portfolio.

“We pride ourselves on being a value-added distributor that can help our customers grow their businesses with the best products in the market,” said Engel. “We’ve brought on the CASPR line of products because we believe they offer tremendous value and are an excellent offering for businesses and spaces needing continuous surface and air disinfection. When you combine great products with great data to back them up, you have a winning solution.”

The agreement with API of NH gives CASPR immediate access to a key market, says Dr. Christophe Suchy, co-founder of CASPR Group and chief inventor.

“API of NH is one of the top HVAC distributors in the country, and they will help us reach companies and organizations throughout New England,” said Dr. Suchy. “Our disinfection technology has been proven to kill 99.99% of SARS-CoV-2 viruses within 24 hours, according to a study by the University of Wisconsin, and this new agreement will ensure that we can further expand our solutions to people everywhere.”

Unlike disinfection processes that use an episodic ultraviolet (UV) light or harmful chemicals, CASPR’s technology uses a proprietary Natural Catalytic Converter (NCC) process to naturally extract oxygen and moisture from ambient air and then produce and safely deliver continuous trace levels of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) to disinfect indoor spaces. The result is an automated and continuous reduction of air and surface viruses and bacteria in a way that is safe for use in spaces occupied with people and pets, and with no need to modify existing custodial processes.

About CASPR Group
CASPR Group is on a mission to make the world indoors a better place. As the leader in smart
environmental indoor technology, our solutions work to ensure the indoor air we breathe is the
healthiest it can be, living out our well-being and our performance in the process. Our award-
winning continuous disinfection technology based on photocatalysis, creates safe levels of
hydrogen peroxide to attack viruses, bacteria, and mold at the molecular level. The innovative
technology is completely automated and does not require an operator to work. The company is
based in Addison, Texas. To learn more, visit www.casprgroup.com.

CASPR Partners with Staten Island Ferry to Ensure Safety of Passengers and Staff

CASPR Group is excited to announce that we have partnered with Staten Island Ferry in New York City, the 2nd largest ferry system in the U.S., with service dating back to 1817. CASPR’s continuous disinfection technology is now helping to protect passengers, staff, and visitors from a wide-variety of viruses, bacteria, and mold, including SARS-CoV2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

Staten Island Ferry provides 22 million people a year with ferry service between Staten Island and Whitehall Street in lower Manhattan and is the only non-vehicular mode of transportation between Staten Island and Manhattan. Under the arrangement, CASPR’s award-winning technology is operating in all vessels, administrative offices, break rooms, and maintenance shops.

“CASPR Group is obviously honored to be working with Staten Island Ferry, an iconic New York institution. Not only will passengers and staff have greater peace of mind knowing our technology is up and running all the time, but this partnership also represents a key milestone in our war against the pandemic. Transportation providers are on the front lines. So, if we can help reduce the spread there, we can better protect Americans, and all people, from contracting this deadly disease,” said Todd Wiggs, Senior Vice President, Sales and Business Development for CASPR Group.

Photo credits to TripSavvy

New Study Confirms CASPR Group’s Air & Surface Disinfection Technology Kills 99.99 Percent of SARS-CoV-2 Virus Within 24 Hours

University of Wisconsin Study Shows Reduction Begins Immediately

DALLAS – Jan. 5, 2021 – CASPR Group today announced that its CASPR 1000 In-Duct disinfection technology kills 98 percent of SARS-CoV-2 viruses on surfaces within six hours and 99.99 percent within 24 hours, according to a recent study conducted by the University of
Wisconsin-Madison.

Unlike disinfection processes that use an episodic ultraviolet (UV) light or harmful chemicals, CASPR’s technology uses a proprietary Natural Catalytic Converter (NCC) process to naturally extract oxygen and moisture from ambient air and then produce and continuously deliver trace levels of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) to disinfect indoor spaces. The result is an automated and continuous reduction of air and surface viruses and bacteria in a way that is safe for use in spaces occupied with people and pets, and with no need to modify existing custodial processes.

“Our natural disinfection technology is designed to reduce the microburden levels in any given space, while that space can still be used safely at its intended operating capacity with human occupancy,” said Dr. Christophe Suchy, President and Chief Technical Officer of CASPR Group. “We’re excited that the University of Wisconsin study objectively shows that our technology can efficiently and effectively neutralize the virus that causes COVID-19.”

The CASPR 1000 is part of the CASPR Pro product line of HVAC in-duct solutions. Available in a variety of sizes, based on a target area’s square footage, all CASPR Pro line products offer the same output of hydrogen peroxide and can be expected to perform at the same optimal levels as outlined in the study. CASPR’s Medik and Compact solutions offer an even stronger output which reduces harmful pathogens quicker, and are ideal for high-traffic spaces or environments where higher amounts of contagions may exist. Like all CASPR products, the healthcare-grade technologies are safe for people, pets and plants.

CASPR’s technology is based on the Photocatalytic oxidation process released by NASA in 1967 and improved by Dr. Suchy for the healthcare industry. He was awarded the Innovation of Excellence from NASA in 2019 for his improvements on the technology, which is in use today in CASPR’s products.

About CASPR Group
CASPR Group developed a technology that recreates the same natural process that reduces outdoor pollution. Our innovative technology provides an automated and continuous form of air and surface disinfection. This technology was developed for the Healthcare Market to protect every patient, staff member, and their visitors from pathogens that can cause Healthcare-Acquired Infections (HAIs). With the pandemic, we have made healthcare-grade technology available to every business and home. Learn more about how you can protect every surface, every second, everywhere at www.CASPRGroup.com.

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Marissa Ransdell
CASPR Group
469-249-3373
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