Enviral Tech Partners with SKC-West to Expand Distribution of COVID-19 Surface Testing Kits
Partnership to expand reach with a premier West Coast supplier of industrial hygiene, environmental, and safety equipment
Eugene, OR, Nov. 10, 2020 — Enviral Tech, a biotechnology company that provides molecular hygiene testing for the management of viral building surveillance, announced today its partnership with SKC-West Inc., the premier supplier for all industrial hygiene, environmental, and safety equipment on the West Coast. Through the partnership, SKC-West will offer Enviral Tech’s patented COVID-19 Surface Check test kits to its expansive customer base, comprised of industrial hygienists on a one-off or subscription basis.
“This partnership extends the reach of our technologies beyond our core market, allowing for increased accessibility to early detection tools,” said Shula Jaron, CEO and Co-Founder of Enviral Tech. “Like SKC-West, our overarching goal is public health and safety, and by expanding our distribution to include their customer base, we will also ensure that those on the frontlines testing the public are working in virus-free environments.”
Enviral Tech’s Surface Check kits are based on the same sensitive and specific molecular tests used for diagnostic testing, and can be used to detect SARS-CoV-2 (commonly called COVID-19) in a building up to a week before an occupant shows symptoms. To use, customers simply swab a high-traffic surface, such as a countertop or door handle, and mail the sample to Enviral Tech’s BSL-2+ facility. The company promises results within 24 hours, faster than any other service of its kind.
“SKC-West is always looking for new and innovative technologies to provide its customers and because of this, we are very excited to announce our partnership with Enviral Tech,” said Beth Sackett, SKC-West President. ”In these uncertain times, we are pleased to provide the industrial hygiene community with high quality surface testing for COVID-19 that provides fast results at a reasonable price.”
Based on repeated measurements done on upwards of 20,000 surface tests in more than 100 facilities, Enviral Tech has demonstrated that surface environmental testing can be used as a tool for early detection of viruses in a building. Coupled with human diagnostic testing, surface testing is a key component in stopping outbreaks before they happen.
Enviral Tech’s Surface Check kits contain four or eight swabs and are available on a one-time or subscription basis. The company also provides a certificate of viral inspection for business 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.
ABOUT ENVIRAL TECH
Enviral Tech is a biotechnology company focused on environmental viral building surveillance solutions. Enviral Tech's patented COVID surface testing and COVID air testing provide early coronavirus detection for the health of communities, by preventing new infections and improving business and consumer confidence. Founded in March 2020, Enviral Tech has processed upwards of 20,000 coronavirus surface tests in more than 100 facilities nationwide. For more information, please visit www.enviraltech.com.
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