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Who we are:
Enviral Tech was founded in May of 2020 by scientists to respond to the need for rapid testing for the COVID-19 global pandemic. Our primary purpose is to keep people safe by making state-of-the-art viral detection technology available to the general public. Our facilities are located in Eugene, OR.

Our focus:
Protecting at-risk communities led us to work with many long-term care facilities. We leverage tried and true cutting-edge and FDA- and CDC- approved viral testing technology to provide early outbreak warning and validate cleaning protocols. Our customers report being able to detect and take protective measures as long as a week prior to the first symptoms appearing in the infected individuals.

Who we serve:
As of July 2020, Enviral Tech is proving COVID-19 Surface testing to over 60 Long-Term Care facilities across the country and swiftly responding to the ever-growing demand for a reasonable and sustainable solution to the current invasivity, shortage, cost and wait time of COVID human testing.


Shula Jaron is the CEO of Enviral Tech.
Shula holds her Ph.D. in Biochemistry from OHSU and has worked in both academia and industry. Shula co-founded FertiLab, the first life science incubator and startup resource in Lane County before becoming VP of Business Development at InVivo Biosystems, a biotech company working to personalize the treatment of human diseases using a proprietary testing platform with model organisms. Under her leadership, InVivo Biosystems created partnerships with pharmaceutical and biotech companies to help test and develop new treatments for human diseases.

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Press Release


Aug 6, 2020
Enviral Tech Launches State-of-the-Art Surface & Environment Testing for COVID-19
Biotech company provides test results within 24 hours for early virus detection in long-term care facilities, schools - Read


Sept 15, 2020
How Surface Testing Empowers Long Term Care Communities and Nursing Homes. - Read

Sept 17, 2020
How to prepare for flu season during the COVID-19 pandemic - Read

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September 3, 2020
PNW startup can detect coronavirus on indoor surfaces, to stop outbreaks from silent spreaders - Watch

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Sept 3, 2020
Eugene start-up company claims COVID-19 kit can detect virus on surfaces - Read


Sept 3, 2020
Eugene start-up company claims COVID-19 kit can detect virus on surfaces - Read

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Sept 3, 2020
Company develops test to help stop “silent spread” of coronavirus - Read

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Sept 3, 2020
Company develops test to help stop “silent spread” of coronavirus - Read

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July 24, 2020
Testing buildings may become added weapon in coronavirus reopenings - Watch

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July 14, 2020
Senior care facility says testing technology from Oregon company has prevented multiple COVID-19 outbreaks - Watch

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July 14, 2020
Buildings are getting tested for coronavirus, too - Watch

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July 8, 2020
Eugene startup makes Covid-19 test kits for surfaces - Watch

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July 6, 2020
Surface testing startup in Eugene is working to stop spread of COVID-19 nation-wide - Watch

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June 10, 2020
Four staff members test positive for novel coronavirus at The Springs at Carman Oaks - Read 


June 2, 2020
BLUECHIP: Sayre: Local startup creates environmental testing for COVID-19 - Read


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