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Former White House Coronavirus Coordinator Joins ActivePure Technologies


Deborah Birx, MD, appointed chief medical and scientific advisor for Dallas company that provides air and surface products designed to destroy COVID-19 virus and other pathogens.

Deborah Birx, MD

Former White House Coronavirus Coordinator Deborah Birx, MD, a physician and scientific researcher will join Dallas-based ActivePure Technologies as chief medical and scientific advisor, the company’s CEO, Joseph Urso, announced. ActivePure is a global provider of air and surface products designed to destroy the COVID-19 virus and other pathogens in the air and on surfaces, using a unique, patented technology.

“I am pleased to be joining ActivePure Technologies, a company that provides a critical layer of protection against this virus and other pathogens,” says Birx. “My work for ActivePure is a logical extension of my 40-year career in science and public service. ActivePure is a company rooted in science, and I will be doing my best to continue to save lives and ensure Americans are safe at school, with their families, at work and in recreation.”

“As a globally recognized health care expert, we are fortunate to have Dr. Birx join our team,” Urso says of one of the highest-ranking infectious disease experts in the world. “We are at a pivotal moment with COVID-19. Americans want to get back to work, back to school and back to normal, but we also want to be safe.”

In December, the University of Texas Medical Branch confirmed that the ActivePure Technology inside 2 of the company’s devices destroys over 99.9% of airborne COVID-19 viruses within 3 minutes. In September, the Aerus Hydroxyl Blaster with ActivePure Technology demonstrated in an FDA-compliant laboratory MRI Global, destroys 93% of COVID-19 viruses on surfaces in 3 hours and over 99.9% in 7 hours.

As America begins to scale back their statewide safety mandates, many companies, schools, restaurants, and places of worship are continuing to enforce protocols from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. They include reducing capacity and requiring face masks for the safety and comfort of all.

Americans want to return to their normal lives and routines, but the best way to ensure peace of mind is to do so with added layers of protection such as ActivePure Technology. The company is backed by science and its technology is said to be the fastest-acting, most powerful surface and air disinfecting purifier available that is safe for use in occupied spaces. It is the only technology that works immediately, in real-time. The brand, whose roots first began with NASA, has more than 100 devices that contain ActivePure, including portable, installed, and hand-held units. The portable units allow customers to operate ActivePure within minutes by simply plugging the device into a wall socket.

In 2020, the ActivePure Medical Guardian was registered and cleared as an FDA Class II Medical Device. Currently, the Cleveland Clinic is conducting a 2-year clinical trial to study the impact of ActivePure on reducing surgical site infections.

Birx, a retired Army physician who rose to the rank of colonel, has served 3 presidents: George W. Bush, Barack Obama, and Donald Trump. As U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator for 7 years, she headed the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, the largest global health program launched by a single nation in history. She has published over 220 manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals and authored nearly a dozen chapters in scientific publications.

Birx also joined the George W. Bush Institute in Dallas as a fellow in global health.

To learn more about the ActivePure Technology, its uses and scientific studies, please visit: activepure.com.

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