Company’s flagship product now detects both influenza and COVID-19 on surfaces with the swipe of a swab
Eugene, OR, Dec. 18, 2020 — Enviral Tech, an infection control company founded by scientists who are committed to making the latest technologies available to anyone who wants to fight against infectious diseases within our communities, announced today that their flagship Surface Check testing kit can now detect both COVID-19 and influenza infections at the same time in a building. The test can detect trace amounts of influenza A, influenza B and SARS-Cov-2 viruses on any surface up to five days before a human shows symptoms or receives diagnostic results.
According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), coronavirus and influenza have similar symptoms, making it difficult to decipher between the two. By using Enviral Tech’s dual COVID-19 and influenza Surface Check Kits, customers can use one set of swabs to test for both, allowing for a rapid, affordable and streamlined process to determine which viruses are present and conduct the appropriate protective measures.
“Since the launch of our COVID-19 Surface Check kit, which has largely been used by long-term and senior care facilities, our customers have expressed the need for environmental testing solutions for other communicable diseases that affect residents,” said Shula Jaron, Ph.D., CEO and Co-Founder of Enviral Tech. “On average, the flu kills between 35,000 and 65,000 people a year, most of which are over the age of 65 and live-in care communities. Coupled with the contagious COVID-19, these facilities are at a critical moment that requires major preparation. Our technologies are highly adaptable and we plan to evolve alongside the needs of our customers.”
Enviral Tech's dual kit contains four or eight swabs which are delivered on a weekly subscription basis. After swabbing high-traffic areas, the samples are sent to Enviral Tech’s BSL-2+ facility with results delivered within 24 hours -- faster than any other service of this type. The company also provides a certificate of viral inspection for businesses to display or share, and, if a business tests positive, Enviral Tech offers a free consultation on the necessary steps to help mitigate a potential outbreak.
In addition to COVID-19 and influenza, the company will soon launch surface testing kits for viral and bacterial infections including Norovirus and other transmittable diseases.
For more information on Enviral Tech or to purchase the COVID-19 + Flu Dual Surface Check kits, visit www.enviraltech.com.
ABOUT ENVIRAL TECH
Enviral Tech is an infection control company founded by scientists who are committed to making the latest technologies available to anyone who wants to fight against infectious diseases within our communities. Early in 2020, Enviral Tech became the first company to offer environmental COVID surface testing as a tool for the early detection of virus incursion into long term-care facilities. Today we continue to lead the charge against viral infections in long-term and senior care, as well as schools and other businesses. Enviral Tech’s kits are used by hundreds of facilities across the United States. For more information, please visit www.enviraltech.com.