CleanSlate UV, a Toronto, Canada and Buffalo, NY-based infection control startup offering a hospital-grade, chemical-free sanitizer for mobile devices, raised US$7m in initial close of a new financing round.
The round was led by Prolog Ventures. As part of this financing, Lindsay Freeman Avagliano and Rob Rosenberg from Prolog Ventures will join the CleanSlate UV Board of Directors.
The company intends to use the funds to satisfy demand not only in its core healthcare market but also in food processing, biotechnology, hospitality, and corporate environments.
Led by Taylor Mann, CEO and co-founder, CleanSlate UV provides a chemical-free sanitizer that uses ultra-violet light to kill bacteria and viruses on cell phones and other devices. It takes just 20 seconds, can sanitize multiple phones per cycle, and requires no user training. The company’s new software suite can also leverage automatic RFID scanning to provide auditable compliance reports for facility-owned devices.
Used primarily by doctors, nurses, and visitors in healthcare settings, the CleanSlate sanitizers safely prevent mobile devices from spreading disease-causing pathogens.