Covid19 led world to embrace Malaysian air-sterilising tech

KUALA LUMPUR, 28 March 2023:

Rapid air-sterilising technology developed by Malaysian firm Medklinn International Sdn Bhd over a decade ago has been proven to be a vital tool to address safety concerns for gatherings within large enclosed spaces like cinemas, restaurants and hospitals.

Its patented Cerafusion methodology, which had previously been tested at highly-respected laboratories at Universiti Malaya and Monash University Sunway, has received international recognition in a specially-conducted test carried out in Germany since 2021.

Results of the testing conducted by the Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics was shared during a media briefing today by Dr King Yeong Jin, president of the ASHRAE (formerly the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers) Malaysian Chapter.

What made the German test extra special was that only two modes of rapid air-sterilising technologies were shortlisted after an extensive independent review – the Cerafusion and Upper UV-C air disinfection – for the study funded by the German Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media.

Dr King explained the CineCoV Study was an initiative of SPIO – Germany’s leading film industry organisation – to prepare cinemas and large halls to achieve a higher level of hygiene with safer indoor air as the world transitioned into the post-Covid19 ‘New Normal’.

Describing how Cerafusion was found to kill 99.97% of airborne pathogens within minutes in a simulated real-world situation – rather than any artificially-controlled pristine laboratory environment – he said this is “a Malaysian success story which many people were not aware of”.

Medklinn chief technology and innovation officer Daniel Lu said the German study has further validated the advances achieved by the Malaysian firm, which had gained international clientele as the pandemic situation worsened in 2020.

“We have had so many overseas customers that we have yet to meet in person, we haven’t even met the CineCoV Study lead researchers. They did an independent research on all the available technologies in the market and found our technology to be more promising based on efficacy test results conducted by third party. It is gratifying that we helped them keep so many people safer.”

Lu explained that Cerafusion using active oxygen sterilisation by splitting the oxygen molecules to form O₃ and O-, which act together to not only destroy bacteria, viruses and mold, but also eliminate odours and allergen.

“Unlike the short lifespan of just seconds for active particles with air ionisers alone, the O₃ compound lasts an average 20 minutes. This makes it a very effective sterilising agent that spreads out quickly over a large volume.”

Buoyed by Cerafusion being shortlisted for the the German study, Medklinn’s rapid air-sterilising solution has already been deployed at 21 German cinemas, with more to come.

Lu said the Cerafusion technology has also been deployed at Aurum Theatres in The Gardens Mall in Kuala Lumpur and MidValley Southkey Mall in Johor Baru, with more being planned, apart from other large local facilities like restaurants, hospitals and more.

he added that Medklinn also has smaller devices to achieve the same air-cleaning result in homes and small offices, available online via its website.