A BOLTON company is helping in the fight against Coronavirus by providing state-of-the art air purifiers to some of the areas worst hit areas by the outbreak.

Radic8, based in Columbia Mill off Bedford Street, has been providing air purifiers proved to kill viruses, including the Coronavirus, since 2012.

The technology company partnered with INBair, based in South Korea, in 2016, to provide air purifiers to schools and hospitals across South Korea, while expanding into the rest of Asia.

Since the beginning of the Coronavirus outbreak the company has been working with hospitals in Wuhan, where the virus was first identified.

The Bolton News:

Due to the increased demand caused by the virus, Radic8 has sold out of its flagship air purifier ‘Viruskiller’ as the fight against the outbreak continues.

Richard Greenwood, CEO of Radic8, who has been based in Bolton for over 15 years, is hoping this virus will alert people to the importance of clean air.

He said: “If we want to stop infections then we need to get viruses out of the air. People should take clean air seriously.”

He described to the Bolton News how his concern with clean air initially came from increasing air pollution levels.

However, more research showed there is ten-times more pollution indoors than outside.

This is especially a problem where illness is common, such as hospitals.

Mr. Greenwood said: “Oxygen is vital for health. People are suffering from a lack of oxygen.

“Our air purifiers are specifically designed to stop situations like this (spread of Coronavirus).”

“We have got a technology that is proven to kill Coronavirus.”

The Bolton company has been recognised by the London Mayor, Sadiq Khan, in his handbook for dealing with air pollution in schools, with their air purifiers in several schools in the capital.

However, Mr. Greenwood believes more still needs to be done to tackle polluted air problems and to help prevent the spread of viruses.

He said: “We have the world’s best solution for the Coronavirus in Greater Manchester.”

But he believes there is a “lack of understanding” regarding why and how viruses spread and the importance of clean air.

Radic8 has been working with Bolton University to expand its research and Mr Greenwood has praised the innovative nature of the town in which his company is based, saying: “Bolton is the best place to be.”

Radic8 is running an event next Tuesday at 1pm in its offices to highlight the benefits of its products and to make the public aware of the importance of clean air.

The local technology company is determined to continue to help in the fight against infectious diseases and the mission for cleaner air.