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Advanced Air Purification Prevents Spread of COVID-19 at St. Luke’s Allentown

Ensuring that the air entering hospital patient care units is clear of airborne pathogens is more critical than ever during the deadly COVID-19 pandemic. To expand the sterile zone for med-surg patients recuperating on the fifth floor at the St. Luke’s Allentown Campus, a second highly specialized in-duct air purification unit is being installed. The five-stage, proprietary molecular media and ultraviolet light air purifying unit, produced by BFTP client LifeAire Systems, Allentown, provides a 145-log kill reduction against COVID-19, many times more effective than a standard 6-log kill, which achieves sterile air. Via St. Luke’s University Health Network