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Surfacide UV Disinfection Robots Join Boston Red Sox Roster

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March 16, 2021

The Boston Red Sox have announced they have partnered with Surfacide, which develops UV disinfection robots, to help them safely reopen Fenway Park to fans in a few weeks. The company’s UV disinfection robots are the newest members of the Sox “roster”, working around the ballpark to kill 99.99% of dangerous pathogens on hard surfaces in a single cycle, in as little as five minutes, the company said in a statement.

The Surfacide hospital-grade UV solution, called The Helios System, uses UV-C light energy to kill deadly virus and microorganisms on hard surfaces to inactivate coronavirus – the family of viruses that make up SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19. The system includes a trio of robots that can be easily moved and configured within different areas of the park to enhance safety measures to provide a chemical-free added layer of protection for fans, players and staff.

“The Red Sox organization has taken the lead in creating a comprehensive infection prevention approach that incorporates Surfacide and other leaders in the disinfection space to provide a safer environment that is appreciated by fans and employees alike,” said Gunner Lyslo, founder and CEO of Surfacide. “With the return of fans to professional baseball parks, the world is watching and the Boston Red Sox have set the bar high.”

In addition to the Red Sox, Surfacide technology can be found at Massachusetts General Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, Bay State Medical Center, Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke, Cooley Dickinson Hospital, Hebrew SeniorLife, and NewBridge on The Charles. 

“A lot of time and consideration went into outlining our heightened sanitation procedures for the upcoming season and our partnership with Surfacide is an important part of those protocols,” said Jonathan Lister, Red Sox vice president of facilities management. “With a hospital-grade UV technology product like this, we are able to ensure our ballpark is ready to safely receive fans throughout the 2021 regular season.”

More details on Surfacide can be found at its website.

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