betterair is an innovative biotechnology company, that developed THE WORLD’S FIRST PROBIOTIC AIR, SURFACE and OBJECT PURIFICATION SYSTEM, pioneering how indoor spaces should be treated.
betterair is dedicated to restoring and preserving ecological balance in indoor spaces, by harnessing the power of Enviro-biotics®.
betterair offers all-natural, chemical free solutions, to create healthier indoor living and work spaces. Enviro-Biotics® are the safest, most natural way to achieve a superior indoor air environment.
Allergen study In Vitro Lab
To prove that betterair’s Enviro-Biotics® degrade allergens, by using them as a nutrient, samples were taken for bacterial concentration (using a classic microbiology method) and allergen concentration (using the INDOOR MARIA® assay,MARIA SOP-001 ver.1.3).
Our Enviro-Biotics® can grow and prosper by using allergens as a nutrient source, hence dramatically decrease the concentration of allergens and reduce the side effects of ubiquitous indoor allergens on the residents.
University of Oregon Study
Plates were preloaded with either live or sterilized human-associated microbial communities (HAMC),which was obtained from homogenized and filtered vacuum cleaner dust sourced from three distinct occupied Buildings.
The course of treatment was two weeks using betterair’s Biotica800 device with standard settings in the ESBL Climate Chamber (25.75 m3) with humidity, air temperature, and air exchange rates held constant throughout the duration of the experiment and within the range typical of residential/commercial buildings.
Exchange was held at the minimum acceptable via ASHRAE standards for occupied office buildings. All incoming air was filtered to MERV 15. Proven efficacy against pathogens. The probiotic treatment exhibited a clear antagonistic effect against three typical indoor microbial pathogens:
- Escherichia coli – a pathogenic bacteria causing a wide range of human related infections.
- Staphylococcus epidermidis – a Gram-positive bacterium that infects patients with compromised immune systems, people with catheters and is a frequent contaminant of specimens sent to the diagnostic laboratory.
- Cladosporium sp. – an indoor pathogenic mold. Its airborne spores are significant allergens that severely affect asthmatics.
The inhibition effect over E. Coli and S. epidermidis is depicted in Fig. 1. Continuous application for 14 days suppressed the pathogenic bacteria counts in comparison to the control. Therefore, it can be concluded that from the 8th day onward, a significant antagonistic effect was demonstrated over the Cladosporium sp. Pathogenic fungi.
Following the 14 days treatment regime, the E. coli and S. epidermidis counts in the untreated-control increased dramatically, while their counts in the treated samples were kept low due to the probiotic inhibition effect.
The antagonistic effect against Cladosporium sp. Was even more impressive Cladosporium sp. counts increased significantly more over time in control versus treated samples.
Proof of Concept testing validation for application of betterair Environmental Probiotics in the Airline Vertical
Conclusion of testing in 777 fleet with leading airline: effectiveness of betterair probiotics in Airlines. Week 2, 100% reduction in fungi, mold and pathogenic bacteria to an improved microbiome of airline industry.
Assess the influence of betterair environmental probiotics on levels of microbial contamination at an assisted living facility. One wing of the facility was selected to act as the test wing and was treated with betterair environmental probiotic while the other wing was not treated and served as the control wing.
In summary, these data show that levels of Gram negative bacteria, including fecal indicator bacteria representing potential pathogens, were greatly reduced in numbers on the inner surface of the vent ducts in both the treated and untreated rooms following the application of the betterair environmental probiotic. The reduction of Gram negative bacteria in the control rooms was initially unexpected; however, taken together with the increased presence of Gram positive bacteria consistent with the betterair probiotic in untreated and treated rooms alike, the data support the following explanation: the probiotic strains were delivered to room 3 and 4 via the HVAC system in the test wing and in-room delivery methods specific to these treated rooms but as they were released, the probiotic likely also traveled facility-wide as air re-circulated between common areas and both wings of the facility. This is very likely to be the case as there is no physical barrier to prevent facility-wide air circulation even though the separately acting HVAC systems are situated on opposite sides of the facility. Therefore, under such circumstances any direct effects the environmental probiotic has on environmental contamination may also be facility-wide and in fact independent of the specific room or HVAC system used to deliver them.
Israeli Police Department, Tel-Aviv
Proof of Efficacy study on elimination of fungal and pathogenic bacterial load after introduction of betterair Enviro-Biotics®. Numerous occupants of the building experienced headaches, stuffy sinuses and breathing difficulties.
Introducion of betterair Enviro-Biotics® resulted in a reduction in pathogenic microbial load…particularly in multiple strains that are known Asthma triggers. Within two weeks there was a reduction to below detection levels of three fungi strains and multiple strains of pathogenic bacteria…all known to cause health issues. The final outcome was the elimination of occupants complaints of headaches, stuffy sinuses and breathing difficulties.
(Israel Telephone Company), Azrieli Office Complex
Study of effect on building occupants experiencing Sick Building symptoms after introduction of betterair Enviro-Biotics®. 22% of employees were experiencing symptoms of Sick Building…headaches, coughing, fatigue, etc.
Introduction of betterair Enviro-Biotics® resulted in an elimination of symptoms that were experienced. The outcome was a normal ecological balance was restored and employee complaints were eliminated.
D.R. plastic and reconstructive clinic: case study – betterair Enviro-Biotics® effectivity trial
Testing the influence of betterair Enviro-Biotics® on the composition of bacteria and molds found on surfaces at various locations in the clinic by characterization of the microbial population before and after implementation of the Enviro-Biotics® treatment by betterair. The samples were taken by designated environmental sampling swabs that were sent to an external certified microbial consulting laboratory (Hayes Microbial Consulting, LLC. Virginia, USA) for fungal and Bacterial identification and quantification. (Originals reports will be provided upon request).
Figure 1: Average percentage from total CFU (colony forming unit) of each type of tested microorganism in environmental samplings at 3 different time points.
As per the attached figure, there has been a dramatic reduction of pathogens in the tested area:
1. The pathogenic bacteria decreased by over 98% already on the initial sample on day 17 and maintained same levels during the remaining period of the trial.
2. The pathogenic fungi have decreased by 58% on day 17 and over 98% during the remaining period of the trial.
Enviro-Biotics® by betterair have proved its effective presence by creating a sustainable dramatic reduction of pathogens (bacteria and mold) in a relatively short period of time and by that a complete restoration of the environmental microbial balance.
This product is borderline extraterrestrial, or almost beyond belief in it's effectiveness considering it's a spray. Now I keep a bottle at my work desk and in my day bag without fail. Being able to create a anti allergen free zone or field of purified and balanced environment around me gives me is amazing.
Helps to eliminate odors on fabric.
This product works!
The machine has giving us relief and most important clean breathing air.
The refills work just fine, and auto ship brings them just before needed. But can I recycle the plastic in any way?
I use to suffer terribly with my allergies. Eyes watering nose running like an faucet and when I awoke I would be all stuffed up. Taking allergy meds did not agree. I read the instructions and set my unit up in my bedroom around 3PM; went to bed at 10 PM. I noticed a pleasant smell to the air; went to bed. Usually I would wake up through the night with a really stuffed up nose. THIS NIGHT WAS DIFFERENT! I slept the whole night and when I awoke my nose was clear, no sign of watery eyes and chest congestion was gone...I could not believe it. My unit is on constantly and I absolutely would not be without. I love it. Will be buying another unit in a month or two for me and possibly another one for my beat friend who suffers the same allergy situation. Thank you!
Got a Biotica800 because I have been working from home now with everything going on. Between my dog, two kids and family running around and stuffed in the house I wanted our air to be as clean as possible. It has made such an improvement, THANK YOU!
The BetterAir Biotica800 is definitely a product that anyone with any type of immune sickness should have in their home. Using this product will ensure quality clean air and surfaces. Everyone in your home will breathe and feel noticeably better. It's easy to setup and can be placed almost anywhere.
Since I started using BetterAir Biotica800 in my home, it’s made a complete difference in the quality of the air. I have a dog and very allergic children. BetterAir worked on both these issues. Now my home always smells fresh and clean and my childrens’ allergies have improved. It’s design is very practical and attractive and the process is natural, safe and effective.
This product is absolutely amazing. Our family has been suffering with allergies for years now without relief. After using the BetterAir for over two weeks we were able to see major improvements. For under $400 this is a fantastic device and well worth it.
I was skeptical at first but all I can say is that this product makes a noticeable difference in the air quality in our home. A friend recommended it who swears by it, he was right. small price to pay for noticeably cleaner and fresher air.
Used to wake up with a sore throat but after using it for a week or so it went away. I was skeptical at first but no doubt about it. Money well spent. Definitely five stars.
Yesterday my husband (who suffers terribly from asthma & allergies) went to his asthma doctor for his semi-annual visit. The doctor was shocked at how well he is doing, said his asthma is amazingly under control. Guess what the only thing to change since his last visit is? Yep. BetterAir. I think we’ve had the Biotica for about 6 weeks now. That’s just amazing.