The New Standard: R-Zero

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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 […]

  • 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

    (Updated October 11, 2021) 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 provided an unprecedented $125 billion in aid to K-12 schools and added to the pot of funding still available from previous rounds of relief. As schools navigate […]

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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 […]

  • 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, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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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    How Effective is UV Sterilization?

    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.

  • 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 […]