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The New Standard

The stories and science behind R-Zero, on our journey to achieving a new standard for disinfection.

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    Lambda, Gamma, Delta: What to Know About the COVID Variants Making Headlines

    Current headlines featuring words like “delta,” “gamma,” and “lambda” might conjure images of sororities and fraternities, but they are instead reports on the COVID variants that have been appearing worldwide. Viral variants are a natural part of viral evolution, and the proliferation of variants alone should not be cause for alarm. Dr. Inci Yildirim, MD, […]

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    R-Zero Acquires CoWorkr to Advance the Future of Indoor Health and Productivity

    By Grant Morgan, CEO and Co-Founder In the introduction to their influential 2020 book Healthy Buildings: How Indoor Spaces Drive Performance and Productivity, Joseph G. Allen and John D. Macomber describe the multidisciplinary pursuit of healthier indoor spaces as “the greatest untapped business and health opportunity of our time.” Today, R-Zero is significantly advancing the […]

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    The Roadmap to a “Healthier Normal” through UV-C Innovation

    This year’s July 4th holiday weekend marked an inflection point for America’s ongoing emergence from the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. Multiple national news outlets noted how the anniversary of the country’s independence has coincided with significant indicators of resuming pre-pandemic behavior. Commenting on July 4th celebrations in the nation’s capital, The Washington Post described the weekend’s festivities […]

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    A Case for Surface Disinfection: Risk Mitigation of the Hands

    (Since Many People Still Won’t Wash Theirs) On March 23, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated their guidance regarding building ventilation. While highlighting the importance of ventilation and air quality in the fight against COVID-19, the CDC acknowledged that there are “multiple mitigation strategies…to reduce the spread of disease and lower […]

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    A New Paradigm for Safer Schools

    A Conversation with CDC and Education Leaders Regarding Infection Control Strategies for the Post-Covid Era Recently, R-Zero hosted a panel discussion with former CDC official Dr. Paula Fujiwara, and school leaders from across the country – to discuss the challenges and successes in safely returning to in-person learning.  Now, school districts across the country consider […]

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    A New Standard for Health + Safety in Senior Care

    While for much of the world, our enhanced focus on preventing the spread of illness indoors is a relatively new one, infection control has always been critical to senior care operations. Long before the pandemic, pathogenic threats like norovirus, VRE and MRSA have been ongoing challenges that required vigilant disinfection protocols across senior care facilities.  […]

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    R-Zero Survey Finds Major Shift in Employee Mindset: 79% Value Health Over Productivity

    And 91% Say Employers are Responsible for Health Experience brings both renewed priorities and new expectations. While it’s clear there will be new priorities and expectations from the employee-employer relationship, there has been much uncertainty from organizations as to what those are.  In April, R-Zero partnered with The Harris Poll to survey office workers across […]

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    Innovating to Better Serve People and Our Planet

    By Ben Boyer, Executive Chairman and Co-Founder, R-Zero Since co-founding Tenaya Capital in 2009, I’ve had the opportunity to invest in startups like Qunar, Eventbrite, and Lyft — companies that have transformed entire sectors and with them, our daily lives. But as I entered my 40s and began to think more about my impact on […]

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    New Technologies for Returning to the Workplace

    by Scott Rhymes, The ABD Team When a social norm as common as a handshake may go the way of the Dodo bird, new expectations are bubbling to the surface that will influence how we reduce the spread of communicable diseases into the future. The pandemic has taught society, employers, and employees a lot about […]

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    How CANOPY is Creating a Safer Return to Its Coworking Communities

    Before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, San Francisco was arguably the coworking capital of the U.S. In 2018, the city had more coworking spaces per capita than any other major city in the country. In San Francisco’s ecosystem of tech startups, entrepreneurs and creatives, coworking spaces have in recent years served as a preferred […]

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    Why UV-C is the Best Disinfection Spend for K-12 Education Stimulus Dollars

    In early March, President Biden signed his $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan. Marking the largest one-time federal investment in education to date, the bill provides an unprecedented $129 billion in aid to K-12 schools and adds to the pot of funding still available from previous rounds of relief, including the $900 billion bill President Trump […]

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    The Costs of Chemical-Based Disinfection are Too High. We Can Do Better.

    By Kevin Samy, Government Affairs Lead at R-Zero In 1962, Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring issued a stern warning against neglecting the immense risks of hazardous chemicals use, especially in pesticides. Her book helped encourage policymakers to take a hard look at the widespread application of DDT, a harmful pesticide, adding fuel to a burgeoning environmental […]

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    From our CEO: 2020 in Review

    We need a new standard for infection prevention – one that prioritizes human health and ensures the safety of the spaces where we spend our time, and one where organizations of all shapes and sizes have access to the best technologies and protocols available today.

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    R-Zero Joins Leading Government Advisory Organization, International Ultraviolet Association

    SAN FRANCISCO, December 9, 2020 — R-Zero, a biosafety company dedicated to developing the most effective hospital-grade UV-C disinfection technologies to reduce the spread of infectious disease, today announced its official membership with the International Ultraviolet Association, Inc. (IUVA). IUVA is a leading educational and advocacy organization composed of UV equipment vendors, scientists, engineers, consultants, […]

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    From Our Founders: R-Zero Announces $15M in Series A Funding

    What it means to be a Double Bottom Line Company, and why that matters to us. We are thrilled to announce that R-Zero has closed $15M in Series A funding led by DBL Partners (Ira Ehrenpreis), with participation from a number of other world-class investors including Bedrock Capital (Geoff Lewis) and HAX / SOSV (Duncan […]

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    An Overview of Disinfection Methods

    Dr. Richard Wade, PhD, MPH, R-Zero Chief Scientist shares how schools, businesses, and workplaces can implement long term infection prevention programs.

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    A Brief Lesson on R0

    R0 has long been considered a fundamental metric in the study of infectious disease dynamics. Get an introduction on R0 and how R-Zero is working to help reduce R0 values across communities.

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    Evaluating the Efficacy of UV-C

    If you are considering purchasing a UV-C disinfection device, it’s critical to understand how effective it is at reducing pathogens. Learn more about what testing results mean to make an informed decision when comparing UV-C devices.

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    Meet Arc

    Our flagship product, Arc, is the first hospital-grade UV-C disinfection system designed for the dynamic environments of modern organizations. Proven to destroy 99.99% of surface and airborne pathogens in a 1,000 sq ft room in just 7 minutes, Arc is the most powerful, human-centric and adaptable UV-C system on the market.

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    R-Zero Manifesto

    It took a deadly virus we can’t even see to open our eyes. We have a vision, which from this moment in humanity’s history might seem lofty, but that is the point of visions: to be ambitious. While the majority of the world is forced to live day by day, we are taking the long […]