Frequently Asked Questions

What does CASPR stand for?

CASPR stands for Continuous Air & Surface Pathogen Reduction. At the heart of CASPR is a photocatalytic converter that reacts with H2O molecules in the air to continuously create highly effective oxidizing molecules which are delivered at safe levels to all surfaces. The CASPR technology continuously reduces the level of clinically relevant pathogens from the air and on surfaces.

Is it safe to be in the room while CASPR Compact is running?

Yes. The CASPR technology was designed to work continuously in occupied spaces, providing pathogen reduction all day, every day without disrupting your team or your patients.

Is CASPR effective against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19?

CASPR has not been specifically tested on SARS CoV-2, however it has demonstrated effectiveness against viruses similar to SARS CoV-2

Does it matter where I put CASPR Compact in my office?

Yes. CASPR Compact should not be placed on the ground. Ideally it should be placed on a counter or shelf where air is circulating, e.g. near a supply vent, not a return vent. If you have closed areas of your office you might consider an additional unit for that area.

Is CASPR Compact difficult to install, does it require maintenance?

CASPR Compact is easy to install, simply take it from the box, place it on a counter or shelf, plug it in and turn it on. it is very low maintenance, requiring only minimal cleaning and a bulb replacement every 12 to 18 months.

Does CASPR Compact make a loud noise?

No. CASPR Compact is virtually silent.

Does CASPR Compact come with a warranty?

Yes, every CASPR Compact is covered by a 12 month warranty.

Has the CASPR technology been tested by an independent third party?

Yes, Microchem Laboratories performed testing. Their results were as follows:

“The results show material reduction of bacteria, fungi, and viruses after the installation of CASPR. The difference between the control samples and the samples exposed to CASPR shows a significant reduction of pathogens on surfaces independently of the pathogen tested. The following data highlights the percentages of reduction of microorganisms on surfaces, compared to a control which has not been exposed to CASPR.

Individual results on surfaces within the test room showed significant reductions ranging from 91% to over 99.998%. The continuous disinfection from low levels of H2O2 were found to exert a significant reduction of the microbial burden compared to the control microorganisms that were not exposed to CASPR.

Testing results indicate that CASPR materially reduces or eliminates microorganisms on surfaces in a controlled environment. Results showed Bacteria was reduced over 99.998%, Fungi was reduced over 95%, Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus (MRSA) was reduced over 99.98%, Influenza A (H1N1) was reduced over 99.93%, and MS2 (virus) was reduced over 99.993%, on surfaces during the testing. CASPR was very effective in eliminating hospital indigenous pathogens, including MRSA, upon contact on all surfaces.”

– Microchem Laboratories

Are there other benefits to the CASPR technology?

One hospital study showed a 42% reduction in absenteeism among ICU team members. Additionally, because CASPR also reduces mold and bacteria, overall air quality is greatly improved.

What types of oxidizing molecules does CASPR produce?

CASPR’s photocatalytic converter uses humidity in the air to generate a low concentration of gaseous oxidizing molecules like H202 (hydrogen peroxide) to continually clean the air and surfaces in your environment.