John Bell & Croyden – Harley Street Medical Area’s renowned luxury pharmacy emporium – has become the first pharmacy in England to use pioneering NanoStrike technology to protect pharmacy staff and customers from airborne pathogens, including SARS-CoV-2 which is the virus that causes COVID-19.
The innovative air disinfection system developed by Novaerus uses patented NanoStrike technology to eradicate all airborne pathogens safely and effectively. This includes SARS-CoV-2, Influenza, Measles, TB and bacteria such as MRSA.
Within the Wigmore Street pharmacy it will be placed at the dispensing desk to protect front line pharmacy workers from airborne pathogens and enable customers to receive prescriptions, advice and other services in a clean air bubble.
Alexander Johnston, General Manager at John Bell & Croyden, said: “We’re delighted to be able to take this step forward in protecting our staff and customers using this pioneering technology from Novaerus. At John Bell & Croyden we pride ourselves on being at the forefront of innovation, using the latest in technology and ideas to provide our customers with the best possible services.”
“With reports from Imperial College London forecasting that flu season may be particularly bad this year, it’s more important than ever to find ways to keep everyone safe. The use of Novaerus will allow us to continue safely providing vital pharmaceutical care to our customers throughout the flu season and beyond.”
Novaerus’s NanoStrike technology has been rigorously tested in laboratories worldwide, where it’s been proven to eradicate 99.99% of all airborne viruses and bacteria. Importantly, it is successful in destroying SARS-CoV-2 the virus causing COVID-19.
Originally developed for clinical environments, the technology works by eradicating airborne pathogens at the DNA/RNA level to create safer indoor environments.
By using this technology in a pharmaceutical setting, John Bell & Croyden are looking forwards to providing their world-class services in a way which further protects their customers and staff from the risks associated with the flu, COVID-19 and other airborne pathogens.
Alison Cassells from Novaerus added: “We all breathe around 11,000 litres of air every day but what people don’t realise is that indoor air can be up to ten times more polluted than the air outside. It’s vital that we effectively close the infection control loop of hands, surfaces and spaces by disinfecting the air we share and breathe indoors. It’s great to be working with John Bell & Croyden and know that our technology is helping to protect front line staff and customers, especially during the flu seasons when there will be an increase in airborne pathogens floating around.”