Outbreaker Solutions partners with Edmonton Transit to install antimicrobial push-plates at LRT stations
January 22, 2021
To reduce the threat of the spread of infections, Edmonton Transit Service is installing 10 germ-killing push-plates at 10 of its light rail transit stations. The first scheme began at Bay/Enterprise Square LRT Station. This six month project is in partnership with award-winning local Canadian biotechnology company Outbreaker Solutions. Based on public feedback, touch-plates will be installed at nine other transit facilities during the next month.
“We are excited to partner with ETS to launch our antimicrobial surface. This project is a major step forward for the commercialization of our fast, safe, accessible and passive infection prevention technology,” said Matt Hodgson, co-founder of Outbreaker Solutions. “The support from ETS has been incredible and it’s great to see a made-in-Edmonton innovation get implemented by the City of Edmonton.
“Our company is all about trying to prevent the spread of harmful pathogens on commonly-touched surfaces because after all, 80 per cent of infections are spread by our hands. We come in contact with some kind of contaminated surface and since we’re really bad at keeping our fingers out of our noses and mouths, pathogens enter our body, we become affected and this vicious cycle continues.”