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Air Purifier Technology Created by Distinguished University Professor Yogi Goswami Gets FDA Approval


Molekule Air Pro RXThe Molekule Air Pro RX - Molekule's commerical-sized air purifier

This April, the Molekule Air Pro RX was cleared by the Food and Drug Administration as a Class II Medical Device. The device uses the same technology as Molekule’s consumer air purifier models — technology created by USF Clean Energy Research Center Director, chief scientist and co-founder of Molekule, and Distinguished University Professor, Yogi Goswami, PhD.

This commercial-sized version of the air purification system was created to filter air in areas at high risk of COVID-19 spread, including operating rooms and isolation units. Goswami announced plans earlier this year to send Molekule Air units overseas to hospitals and medical institutions in China.

“We have spent over 20 years in scientific research to develop this technology that provides incredible innovation to the space of air purification,” Goswami said in a recent USF News article. “We are excited about the latest results and look forward to bringing this innovation to frontline medical personnel as an added layer of protection in their work.”

Following a successful pilot study conducted in 2018, Mercyhealth hospitals across Illinois and Wisconsin currently use Molekule devices for air purification. This year, Goswami donated 25 of the devices to USF Health, which are being utilized throughout Tampa Bay clinics to help combat COVID-19.