Flolys NANO, 1st portable purifier that fights against airborne pathogens

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Flolys NANO, 1st portable purifier that fights against airborne pathogens

 

At Flolys, we believe that breathing fresh, clean, contaminant-free air is an essential right for everyone!

The last few months have shown that pathogens and microorganisms in the air can have a harmful and lasting impact on health. The Covid-19 crisis also shows the limits of strategies to fight new infectious diseases.

Based on this observation, and by mobilizing our fields of expertise (engineering, biology), we wanted to provide an effective solution, accessible to all..

 

This is why we are proud to present you the result of the project that has mobilized all our energy over the last 14 months!

 

Flolys NANO is a portable air purifier designed to eliminate pathogenic viruses, bacteria, protozoa, moulds and allergens from the indoor air around us.

Flolys NANO is the first hand-held device equipped with three recognized technologies (Ultraviolet, Photocatalysis, Ionizer) working in synergy. Our innovation helps you and your loved ones to be safe from airborne pathogens.

As you will soon discover, its effectiveness (validated by an independent laboratory) is breathtaking!

Flolys NANO, a miniature, compact and nomadic purifier that eliminates irritating, polluting and toxic particles. Flolys NANO decontaminates the ambient air to create a clean, healthy and pleasant atmosphere. Live and breathe with peace of mind!

Create a healthy, liveable environment

We breathe in 8,000 L of air per day! And we spend 90% of our time indoors[1] (at home, at work, in public transports)! It is essential to breathe a contaminant-free air to stay healthy, to avoid and reduce respiratory problems... In short, to live serenely!

Flolys NANO draws in contaminated air, removes unwanted aggressors from it, and creates a bubble of clean air around you!

We spend 90% of our time in contaminated indoor air!

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), viruses, bacteria and other pathogens can durably degrade our health: Covid-19, flu, chronic respiratory diseases, infectious diseases, cancers. Indoor air pollution is responsible for the death of 3.8 million people per year (worldwide)[2,3]!

 

A study by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering in Virginia (USA) has shown that several million bacteria and viruses per cubic meter are present in indoor air, whether in classrooms, medical centers, restaurants, homes or professional offices[4]. By analogy, the interior of a sedan car has a volume of 3 cubic meters.


Flolys NANO helps you keep these pathogens away!

... And gradually create a pleasant feeling of outdoor living at a rate of 9m3/h. Enough to purify your workspace, your sofa area, your bathroom in one hour, or your bedroom in two to three hours!

How does Flolys NANO work in practice? We'll get to that in a moment 😊, but first:

Are traditional purifiers efficient and eco-friendly?

The principle of operation of a traditional purifier is generally limited to filtering the ambient air. They are effective in trapping dust, but what do they really do for pathogens, bacteria, viruses? On the other hand, the filter (often with activated carbon), even if it is regularly cleaned, must be replaced every 3 to 4 months... And it is not recyclable!

Why is Flolys NANO the new gold standard in portable air purifiers?

We have designed Flolys with the objective of offering a radical solution against all biological aggressors, while preserving the environment: 0 residual chemical compound, 0 consumables...

A unique concentrate of high-tech in a nomadic and compact housing

Flolys NANO purifies and decontaminates the ambient air thanks to the synergy of three proven technologies:

Ultraviolet light (UVc)

- UVc technology is the most effective way to destroy pathogens: they directly destroy the molecular machinery[5-7] that enables them to attack us. In other words, UVC makes them lose their contaminating power. Viruses (including coronaviruses[8,9], colds and flu), bacteria, protozoa, spores, fungi nothing can resist UVc!
 

Photocatalysis

- Photocatalysis: a gift of nature that disintegrates the membranes of pathogens. They lose their physical integrity and die quickly [10-12].

⇒ Tip: Photocatalysis also removes even the toughest chemical pollutants from the air (formaldehyde, sulfur dioxide, carbon monoxide, etc [13]). The air around you is depolluted and bad smells are eliminated (kitchen, sanitary facilities, transportation, etc.).

 

Negative ions

- Negative ions act as a veritable net for pathogens, trapping them and preventing them from reaching your lungs and eyes, thus causing harm [14-16].

⇒ Tip: this trap is also effective against fine particles (PM 10, PM 2.5)[17-19]! Flolys NANO produces 30 million pcs/cm3 of negative ions. This makes it one of the most efficient nomadic ion generators in the world.

We have optimized the dimensions of Flolys NANO so that it never leaves you, without reducing its performance!

Flolys NANO does not use any consumables (chemicals, filters), and operates without any production of ozone or other polluting chemical compounds.


A proven and plebiscited efficiency

Efficiency combined with performance: with a capacity of 9 m3/h, it can decontaminate a car interior in just 15 minutes, a room in 2 to 3 hours.

*Based on a study carried out by an independent laboratory in a volume of 1m3, with a sampling area of 1,140 cm2.

 

With Flolys NANO, benefit from 3 of the most efficient and studied physical decontamination and disinfection technologies in the world!


Flolys NANO takes care of the health of the whole family


Fresh air, wherever you are

Flolys accompanies you everywhere. Its directional flow creates a bubble of pure air around you in all circumstances (at home, on vacation, on public transport, at work...). It draws in polluted air from all directions and redistributes clean air wherever you want.

With Flolys, breathe the air your body needs!

 

Just enjoy your life

Compact and quiet, Flolys NANO knows how to make itself forgotten, blending into your space, to preserve the essential: your health, your family, your life

Flolys NANO brightens up your daily life

Flolys NANO's sleek design allows it to go unnoticed, but it can also be integrated into the decor of your living room, kitchen, office, in your vehicle.
Flolys NANO is 100% nomadic and powered by USB. It is economical and consumes less power than a charging phone.

Why should you adopt Flolys NANO?

Flolys NANO improves your comfort and well-being:

Flolys NANO is designed to last and give you lasting satisfaction.


14 months of Research & Development by a team of experts

Our company (Xbiotec SAS) is not at its test run. Flolys NANO is the result of a long and rich experience in the development of electronic devices and applications of light for health.

Xbiotec SAS is a versatile design office, specialized in electroluminescent technology and everything related to electronics, plastics and mechanics, founded in 2016 by Sebastien LEROY and Jean-Laurent HOUOT.

Xbiotec SAS has developed several successful products based on electroluminescence for healthcare, including the "Life+" and "Neolys+" lines, marketed internationally. Xbiotec SAS leverages its expertise in miniaturization, ergonomics, energy performance and durability to develop products that systematically become the most successful and innovative on their markets. Large-scale industrialization is also one of Xbiotec SAS key areas of expertise.

Jean-Laurent HOUOT has a 20 years experience in Research & Development of electroluminescence technologies. He is notably co-founder of Lucibel company where he was Chief Operative Officer from 2011 to 2015. He has widely participated in the development of technologies such as Li-Fi, circadian illumination and Photobiomodulation. In 2016, Jean-Laurent HOUOT co-founded Xbiotec, of which he is Chief Executive Officer.

Jean-Laurent HOUOT manages the Flolys project in its whole. He is co-developer and co-designer of Flolys NANO.

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Sebastien LEROY is an engineer. He is a prototyping specialist, with in particular the design of Concept Car for Renault as well as of abrupt acceleration training seats for astronauts, in collaboration with the CNES and the CNRS. He also has more than 15 years of experience in the design and industrialization of LED technologies.

Sebastien LEROY is the Chief Operating Officer of Xbiotec, and is co-developer and co-designer of Flolys NANO.

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Florian REINHART graduated with a PhD in neurobiology. He has specialized for more than 8 years in the interactions between the UV-Visible-IR light spectrum and living organisms. In particular, he has conducted several studies on the preclinical optimization of an infrared-based neuroprotection therapeutic strategy for a clinical trial in Parkinsonian patients at the French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA). Florian REINHART worked as Project Manager in a Center of Excellence for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DHUNE). He is also a consultant in scientific developments, public-private partnerships and B2C marketing strategies since 5 years.

Florian REINHART is the scientific referent of the Flolys project and participates in the B2C marketing strategy.

Estelle AGOSTI is a Bachelor Digital student at ECV Digital in Aix-en-Provence, specializing in Community Management and web branding. Estelle AGOSTI has been in charge of the communication and web page of the Provence-Alpes-Côte-d'Azur volleyball league, and has used her communication skills for the benefit of several organizations and associations such as the Istres stores association. She is also very sporty! Former professional volleyball player at the Istres Provence Volley club, she is now in National 3.

Estelle AGOSTI is Web Communication Project Oficcer and Community Manager for the Flolys project.

In order to give you the benefit of a unique experience with Flolys NANO, we have brought together our best specialists in electronics, photonics, mechanics and design, scientific experts in the application of light for health, and specialists in industrialization and marketing.
Flolys NANO has been designed and developed to be CE certified as soon as the production phase is launched!

 

Support Flolys!

Are you convinced by the usefulness of our approach? Do you think Flolys is essential? Support us!

Here are several ways you can support us:

  • Pre-order one or more Flolys NANOs directly via this page (product counterparts)
  • Make a donation to support Flolys and Made in France innovation, directly via this page (other counterparts)
  • Follow, like and comment our social networks
  • Share our publications with your family and contacts (by email, via Facebook or Instagram for instance)
  • Talk about it as much as possible around you!
  • Share your enthusiasm! Many resources are available on our website (https://flolys.fr/). Use as many as you want to talk about us!

A huge thank you to all of you!

Our special thanks to Gwenaël for his help and involvement in this project. Your feedback and advices made Flolys possible!

Scientific publications

[1] Leech, J. A., Nelson, W. C., Burnett, R. T., Aaron, S. & Raizenne, M. E. It’s about time: a comparison of Canadian and American time-activity patterns. J Expo Anal Environ Epidemiol 12, 427–432 (2002).

[2] Europe, W. H. O. R. O. for. Indoor air quality: biological contaminants: report on a WHO meeting, Rautavaara, 29 August -2 September 1988. (World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe, 1990).

[3] Hospodsky, D. et al. Human Occupancy as a Source of Indoor Airborne Bacteria. PLOS ONE 7, e34867 (2012).

[4] Prussin, A. J., Garcia, E. B. & Marr, L. C. Total Virus and Bacteria Concentrations in Indoor and Outdoor Air. Environ Sci Technol Lett 2, 84–88 (2015).

[5] Perdiz, D. et al. Distribution and repair of bipyrimidine photoproducts in solar UV-irradiated mammalian cells. Possible role of Dewar photoproducts in solar mutagenesis. J. Biol. Chem. 275, 26732–26742 (2000).

[6] Koivunen, J. & Heinonen-Tanski, H. Inactivation of enteric microorganisms with chemical disinfectants, UV irradiation and combined chemical/UV treatments. Water Research 39, 1519–1526 (2005).

[7] Darnell, M. E. R., Subbarao, K., Feinstone, S. M. & Taylor, D. R. Inactivation of the coronavirus that induces severe acute respiratory syndrome, SARS-CoV. J. Virol. Methods 121, 85–91 (2004).

[8] Tsunetsugu-Yokota, Y. Large-scale preparation of UV-inactivated SARS coronavirus virions for vaccine antigen. Methods Mol. Biol. 454, 119–126 (2008).

[9] Bedell, K., Buchaklian, A. H. & Perlman, S. Efficacy of an Automated Multiple Emitter Whole-Room Ultraviolet-C Disinfection System Against Coronaviruses MHV and MERS-CoV. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 37, 598–599 (2016).

[10] Ibáñez, J., Litter, M. & Pizarro, R. Photocatalytic Bactericidal Effect of TiO2 on Enterobacter Cloacae Comparative Study with Other Gram (−)Bacteria. Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry 157, 81–85 (2003).

[11] Dunlop, P. S. M., Byrne, J. A., Manga, N. & Eggins, B. R. The photocatalytic removal of bacterial pollutants from drinking water. Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry 148, 355–363 (2002).

[12] Photocatalytic Effect of TiO2 Films on Viruses and Bacteria - Hajkova - 2007 - Plasma Processes and Polymers - Wiley Online Library. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/ppap.200731007.

[13] Nimlos, M. R., Wolfrum, E. J., Brewer, M. L., Fennell, J. A. & Bintner, G. Gas-Phase Heterogeneous Photocatalytic Oxidation of Ethanol:  Pathways and Kinetic Modeling. Environ. Sci. Technol. 30, 3102–3110 (1996).

[14] Rosenthal, I. & Ben-Hur, E. Superoxide involvement in negative air ion effects. Nature 288, 739–739 (1980).

[15] Kellogg, E. W., Yost, M. G., Barthakur, N. & Kreuger, A. P. Superoxide involvement in the bactericidal effects of negative air ions on Staphylococcus albus. Nature 281, 400–401 (1979).

[16] Haifeng, L. & Lin, J.-M. Generation and Determination of Negative Air Ions. Journal of Analysis and Testing 1, (2017).

[17] Uk Lee, B., Yermakov, M. & Grinshpun, S. A. Removal of fine and ultrafine particles from indoor air environments by the unipolar ion emission. Atmospheric Environment 38, 4815–4823 (2004).

[18] Grinshpun, S. A. et al. Evaluation of ionic air purifiers for reducing aerosol exposure in confined indoor spaces. Indoor Air 15, 235–245 (2005).

[19] Daniels, S. L. ‘On the ionization of air for removal of noxious effluvia’ (Air ionization of indoor environments for control of volatile and particulate contaminants with nonthermal plasmas generated by dielectric-barrier discharge). IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science 30, 1471–1481 (2002).

 

Waar dient de collecte voor

To date, the entire development phase of our product + validation of prototypes (including tests in independent laboratories) have been completed.

Now, we wish to launch the production/industrialization, and for this we need funds to :

  •     Purchase moulds (plastic injection)
  •     Purchase tools & components for electronic boards
  •     Assemble of the first series

We have budgeted all of these expenses at €20,000.

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