TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kontrol Technologies Corp. (NEO:KNR) (OTCQB:KNRLF) (FSE:1K8) (“Kontrol” or the “Company”) announces that its operating subsidiary - CEM Specialties Inc. - is receiving advisory services and funding of up to $300,000 from the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program ("NRC IRAP") supporting a research and development project to accelerate its new wastewater testing technology, the Kontrol BioWater analyzer ("BioWater analyzer" or "Kontrol BioWater"), for the detection of viruses including COVID-19.
“We are pleased to continue to add to our growing technology platform and intellectual property as we advance the Kontrol BioWater to the next stage of its development,” says Paul Ghezzi, CEO, Kontrol Technologies.
Kontrol BioWater Innovation
The Kontrol BioWater technology will be designed with the goal of being the first real-time, in the cloud, detection technology for virus in wastewater. The current process for the collection of wastewater sampling involves on-site technicians, transporting samples to a laboratory and then undertaking a separate analysis of the wastewater. This process is time consuming and can take several days to complete. The intention of the Kontrol BioWater is to advance sampling automation for faster, on-site detection which can potentially accelerate a response plan.
“Early viral detection is in its infancy, and we continue to build our BioCloud technology which will now include Kontrol BioWater,” says Gary Saunders, President of Kontrol BioCloud.
According to the following statement from the United States Centers for Disease Control (“CDC”) and Prevention, wastewater surveillance can provide an early warning of COVID-19’s spread in communities. To learn more visit www.cdc.gov/healthywater/surveillance.com
As per the CDC, “The virus can then be detected in wastewater, enabling wastewater surveillance to capture presence of SARS-CoV-2 shed by people with and without symptoms. This allows wastewater surveillance to serve as an early warning that COVID-19 is spreading in a community. Once health departments are aware, communities can act quickly to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Data from wastewater testing support public health mitigation strategies by providing additional crucial information about the prevalence of COVID-19 in a community.”
The Company is not making any express or implied claims that its product has the ability to eliminate, cure or contain COVID-19 (or SARS-2 Coronavirus).
About Kontrol BioCloud®
Kontrol BioCloud (“BioCloud”) is an operating subsidiary of Canadian public company Kontrol Technologies Corp. The BioCloud technology is a real-time analyzer designed to detect airborne viruses and pathogens. BioCloud is an air quality technology and not a medical device. BioCloud has been designed to operate as a safe space technology by sampling the air quality continuously. Additional information about Kontrol BioCloud can be found on its website at www.kontrolbiocloud.com
Kontrol BioWater is a technology extension of the Kontrol BioCloud and will be developed to operate as a branded solution for water monitoring applications.
Kontrol Technologies Corp.
Kontrol Technologies Corp., a Canadian public company, is a leader in smart buildings and cities through IoT, Cloud and SaaS technology. Kontrol provides solutions and services to its customers to improve energy management, monitor continuous emissions and accelerate the sustainability of all buildings.
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However, forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties, and other factors, which could cause actual results to differ materially from future results expressed, projected, or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such risks include, but are not limited to, that sufficient capital and financing cannot be obtained on reasonable terms, or at all; that the Company’s technologies will not prove as effective as expected; that customers and potential customers will not be as accepting of the Company's product and service offering as expected and/or that demand for such products and services will not continue; that the Company’s test results will not be replicated in the future or that future testing will not be conducted; that the Company will not maintain its existing relationships or contracts on the same terms or at all; and government and regulatory factors impacting the energy conservation industry. Kontrol BioCloud is an air quality technology and not a medical device. The Company is not making any express or implied claims that its product has the ability to eliminate, cure or contain the COVID-19 (or SARS-2 Coronavirus).
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