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Christie® CounterAct products with patented Care222® technology

CounterAct commercial UV disinfection fixtures contain Ushio Inc.’s patented Care222 lamps that emit far-UVC 222nm light that’s shown to significantly reduce surface pathogens in occupied and unoccupied indoor spaces. It’s the only far-UVC germicidal technology that may also be used around people, and the only with a proprietary filter that prevents longer UVC wavelengths from being emitted.

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Add a layer of defense for your guests

The entertainment industry faces extraordinary challenges as a result of the global pandemic, including closed venues and steep revenue declines. Audiences want to return, but the presence of pathogens is a major concern.

Manual cleaning requires professional cleaners and the repeated use of harsh chemicals, can only be performed when spaces are empty, its effects are temporary, and can’t continuously reduce pathogens.

CounterAct products with patented Care222 technology can be operated continuously even when people are around (in accordance with specified parameters), either alone or in-between manual cleanings.

CounterAct products contain patented Care222 lamps that emit filtered far-UVC light that has been shown in the lab to inactivate more than 99.7% of pathogens on surfaces like the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus (the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19) and may be used in occupied spaces.

Could CounterAct with Care222 help defend your venue?

Where can it be used?

Put CounterAct with Care222 technology to work reducing surface pathogens in your venue today.

Theme parks

Cinema

Museums

Giant screens & planetariums

In your lobby

In the restrooms

In the auditorium

And any indoor spaces


The pathogen-reducing efficacy of Christie CounterAct products with patented Care222 technology and their use in occupied spaces is dependent on proper installation and operational specifications, in accordance with American Conference of Governmental Institutional Hygienist (ACGIH) guidelines.

Now there’s a way to reduce pathogens in your indoor venue

We know ultraviolet (UV) light is highly effective in reducing pathogens. Businesses have long used germicidal UVC light to disinfect spaces. However, because the typical 254nm UVC wavelength presents a human health hazard, it can only be used where protected people are present.

Not all UVC light is created equal

CounterAct products contain patented Care222 lamps that emit far-UVC light, a sweet spot on the UV spectrum that is effective against reducing pathogens but may be used around people. And it’s the only technology with a proprietary filter that prevents longer UVC wavelengths from being emitted.

But don’t just take our word for it, download our white paper to discover the science and the studies behind the Care222 technology in our CounterAct products.

Far-UVC 222nm light with patented Care222 technology reduces pathogens where people are present

A study conducted by Kobe University researchers called Exploratory clinical trial on the safety and bactericidal effect of 222-nm ultraviolet C irradiation in healthy humans published in August 2020 in PLOS ONE suggests that the filtered far-UVC light emitted by Care222 modules reduces pathogens while people are present.

But can it effectively inactivate coronaviruses?

Yes! Here’s how: CounterAct products with patented Care222 technology emit far-UVC 222nm light that damages the RNA of pathogens like coronaviruses, leaving them unable to reproduce and infect us.

In a peer-reviewed study entitled Far-UVC light (222nm) efficiently and safely inactivates airborne human coronaviruses published in June 2020 in the journal Nature, researchers at Columbia University Irving Medical Center reported that 99.9% of aerosolized seasonal coronaviruses (that cause the common cold) were inactivated when exposed to far-UVC 222nm light for just 25 minutes.

Can far-UVC 222nm light inactivate SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19)?

A world-first: A study published in September 2020 in the American Journal of Infection Control by researchers at Hiroshima University entitled Effectiveness of 222-nm ultraviolet light on disinfecting SARS-CoV-2 surface contamination found that far-UVC 222nm light effectively reduced more than 99.7% of surface contamination of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the virus that causes COVID-19.

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Because it's safe to use in occupied spaces like hospitals, public transportation, schools, restaurants, offices, theaters, and anywhere people gather indoors, far-UVC light could be used in combination with other measures like washing hands to limit the transmission of SARS-CoV-2 and other viruses.

The physics of far-UVC 222nm light: Studies, safety, and efficacy

Dr. David J. Brenner, Ph.D., D.Sc.
Theoretical physicist and Higgins Professor of Radiation Biophysics
College of Physicians & Surgeons
Columbia University

COVID-19 Virtual Symposium: April 8, 2020
(Video length – 11:23)

Christie CounterAct products with patented Care222 technology

Each CounterAct fixture contains two Care222 far-UVC excimer lamps with patented filters that significantly reduce pathogens like the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

CounterAct products can be used throughout your venue – from your lobby and auditorium to your restrooms.

The patented Care222 modules used in our CounterAct products effectively inactivate pathogens, may be used when people are present, contain a proprietary filter, and are mercury-free.

Top 3 reasons to choose Christie CounterAct

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May be used when people are present

CounterAct products with patented Care222 technology and proprietary filters emit far-UVC 222nm light that cannot penetrate healthy human skin when used in accordance with operational specifications

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It’s effective

The patented far-UVC light that Care222 technology emits can reduce 99.9% of pathogens—including coronaviruses like the common cold and SARS-CoV-2, influenza, and bacteria.

3

It’s an added layer of defense

CounterAct products with patented Care222 technology emit far-UVC 222nm light that damages the RNA of pathogens like coronaviruses for an extra layer of defense when used in combination with other measures like washing hands

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The Care222® standard character mark and stylized logo mark are registered trademarks of Ushio America, Inc.’s patented technology, in the United States, European Union, and United Kingdom.

Christie CounterAct products with patented Care222 technology are not for use as or for medical devices or for use on humans or animals or to disinfect medical devices.

The pathogen-reducing efficacy of Christie CounterAct products with patented Care222 technology and their use in occupied spaces is dependent on proper installation and operational specifications, in accordance with American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) guidelines.

Any references to "disinfection" and "disinfecting" are referring generally to the reduction of pathogenic bioburden and are not intended to refer to any specific definition of the term as may be used for other purposes by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration or the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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