Electrolux USA established, and has operated as a Smithsonian-honored company since then
NASA-funded Wisconsin Center for Space Automation and Robotics (WCSAR) begins solving for problem of built-up ethylene gas around plants grown in the closed environment of spacecraft, which caused premature plant decay and spoilage. PCO technology is discovered.
WCSAR team created a device that was successfully flown and operated on Space Shuttle Columbia
Electrolux USA is purchased by a group led by Joe Urso
Electrolux USA is re-branded as Aerus, a healthy living company
Aerus introduces air purification products
Aerus invests in early generation of ActivePure®, a NASA Space Foundation Certified Space Technology
Aerus greatly advances efficacy of ActivePure® and is awarded US and global patent protections
Aerus’ ActivePure® Technology is inducted into the Space Technology Hall of Fame, one of only 75 technologies to receive such an honor in 30 years
ActivePure Technology – Proven to destroy 99.99% of SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) virus in the air within 3 minutes and surface contamination by more than 99% after several hours.
The Aerus Medical Guardian with ActivePure® Technology received Class II Medical Device U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance
Cleveland Clinic are in the process of a two year double blind clinical trial to evaluate the impact the Aerus Medical Guardian with ActivePure Technology can have on reducing nosocomial infections, or healthcare-associated infections, also known as HAIs, from surgical operating room procedures
Dr. Deborah Birx joins ActivePure Technologies as the Chief Scientific and Medical Advisor