Mount Vernon, NY, November 4, 2020 – Applied UV, Inc. (NasdaqCM: AUVI) (“Applied UV” or the “Company”), an infection prevention technology company that applies the power of ultra violet C (“UV-C”) light utilizing its patented devices to destroy pathogens, including bacteria and viruses, safely, thoroughly, and automatically, today announced that in addition to its exclusive Joint Distribution and Licensing Agreement with Akida Holdings LLC, a privately-held corporation in Jacksonville, Florida (“Akida”) that was announced in a press release on September 8, 2020, it has signed a non-binding letter of intent (the “LOI”) to explore the possibility of acquiring certain key assets of Akida, including Akida’s rights to the manufacture and sale of the Airocide™ System of patented, air purification technologies, which may aid in the reopening of the global economy with applications in the hospitality, hotel, healthcare, nursing homes, grocer, wine, commercial buildings and retail sectors, for up to an estimated $12,000,000 of Applied UV stock which will likely include agreements to lock up such stock for a yet to be determined period of time.
Akida has agreed to cooperate with Applied UV’s due diligence process and not actively pursue parallel alternative sale or financing alternatives for the earlier of the executive of a definitive agreement and March 2, 2021.
The Airocide™ system, originally developed for NASA by the University of Wisconsin, is an airborne pathogen killing technology that uses a patented combination of UVC and a proprietary, titanium dioxide based photocatalyst. The Airocide™ technology is clinically proven and field tested to kill/remove/eliminate airborne pathogenic and non-pathogenic microorganisms, allergens, odors and harmful VOC’s in a variety of applications and industries including healthcare, hospitality, grocery chains, wineries, commercial real estate, schools, dental offices, cannabis, and homes. Airocide™ has been featured on “CNN”, “Fox News Networks”, “Maxim” and “The Ellen Show”. The Airocide™ technology is widely accepted and is currently used by nationally recognized brands such as “Whole Foods”, “Delmonte”, “Dole”, “Chiquita”, “Opus One” “Sub-Zero Refrigerators” and “Robert Mondavi Wines” to name a few.
The potential acquisition is exploratory and is subject to, among other things, the completion of due diligence, approval of the two companies’ boards, the negotiation and execution of a definitive agreement providing for the transaction, and satisfaction of any conditions negotiated therein. Accordingly, there can be no assurance that a definitive agreement will be entered into or that the proposed transaction will be consummated.
About Airocide and Akida Holdings LLC
Akida Holdings LLC, headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, owns the exclusive world-wide rights to a unique NASA developed air purification technology, Airocide™. The Airocide™ technology has been clinically tested by the University of Wisconsin, Texas Tech University, and Texas A&M University. Airocide’s patented technology has been proven to eliminate greater than 99.99%of certain biological contaminants that enter its system Additional information can be found at www.airocide.com. Applied UV makes no representations with respect to the accuracy of the information on such website.
About Applied UV
Applied UV is focused on the development and acquisition of technology that address infection prevention in the healthcare, hospitality, commercial and residential markets. Our products utilize disinfection technology that applies the power of UVC to destroy pathogens safely, thoroughly, and automatically. The Company’s SteriLumen technology was tested at an independent laboratory that found the SteriLumen Disinfection System to be greater than 99.99% effective in killing the OC43 human coronavirus, a strain of human coronavirus that is genetically similar to SARS-CoV-2. According to the independent laboratory, it is expected that SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 will be killed in a similar manner to OC43. The Company has two wholly owned subsidiaries; SteriLumen and Munn Works, LLC (“Munn Works”). SteriLumen develops disinfection devices and technology that combat hospital acquired infections (HAIs). We formed a team to solve and patent a product and process to neutralize pathogens providing a compelling solution for the hospitality space and a solid path to entering the healthcare market. MunnWorks manufactures fine mirrors specifically for the hospitality industry. Our goal, at Munn Works, is to contribute to the creation of what our design industry clients seek: manufacturing extraordinary framed mirrors.
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