I am proud to introduce Haledyne, LLC as the Syracuse Technology Garden's newest tenant. Haledyne is commercializing an airflow device that employs ultraviolet light to destroy bacteria and viruses instead. The device is an incredible breakthrough for hospitals and other health care facilities as current airborne bacteria control methods are extremely energy intensive as they involve the cycling of a large amount of air. The company is working with St. Josephs Hospital in Syracuse to install 12 units in their intensive care unit. At the Tech Garden the company will employ anywhere from 4 to 12 employees but plans to expand to 100 after 5 years in Syracuse.
Haledyne’s technology was borne out of a Cooperative Research & Development Agreement (CRADA) between the company, Harvard, Saint Vincent’s Medical Centers and NYSERDA. The company has since entered into academic research partnerships with Cornell,Syracuse University, Clarkson and SUNY-Fredonia. In order to identify the energy conservation components of their technology while addressing the rising issue of hospital acquired infections Haledyne has partnered with NYSERDA and the National Grid. Haledyne is also supported by the Department of Defense in a program to create a militarized version to address HAIs domestically and abroad, in FOBs and in bioterrorism.
For more information on Haledene visit http://www.haledyne.com/.