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Buddy Technologies (ASX:BUD) - CEO, David McLauchlan - The Market Herald
CEO, David McLauchlan
Source: Anthill Magazine
  • Buddy Technologies (BUD) has passed its United States efficacy testing for its antibacterial smart light Lifx Clean
  • The company said the test surpassed expectations confirming the initial results
  • Significantly, the test confirmed installing the products in ceiling fixtures kills up to 75 per cent of bacteria on bacteria at kitchen or bathroom counter height
  • Following the testing, Lifx Clean remains on track to launch in early December in the U.S., Australia, New Zealand, Europe and the U.K.
  • Pre-sales have already commenced and big-box retailers are able to place their orders
  • Buddy is up 3.39 per cent on the market today and is trading for 6.1 cents per share

Buddy Technologies (BUD) has passed its United States efficacy testing for its antibacterial smart light Lifx Clean.

The testing results surpassed expectations, confirming the initial test results at Swinburne University of Technology and importantly, showed that installing the product in ceiling fixtures will have a material kill rate on bacteria at kitchen or bathroom counter height.

Testing was performed by Q Laboratories in Cincinnati, Ohio, using a pre-production batch of Lifx Clean smart lights which were tested on two representative organisms.

Results demonstrated that there was a kill rate of up to 75 per cent kill on the tested organisms at 122cm over 12 hours.

"This testing confirmed that Lifx Clean can have up to a 75 per cent kill rate on common bacteria in overnight exposure on typical-height kitchen or bathroom counter surfaces when installed in a ceiling fixture," the company said.

Previous test results showed the kill rate of 80 per cent in two hours in a typical desk lamp or under-counter fixture and more than 99.99 per cent kill rate overnight.

Following the testing, Lifx Clean remains on track to launch in early December in the United States, however, approvals are needed in two states, Hawaii and Indiana, which is expected in two weeks.

"When we launched Lifx Clean, we pitched the product as being ideal for near-field surface and surrounding air disinfection," CEO David McLauchlan said.

"As our expanded testing has shown, we now have a demonstrable use case of Lifx Clean in ceiling lights cleaning typical height surfaces. This is expected to open up entirely new sales opportunities and provide an appealing point of sale messaging to our major retail partners," he added.

The company now has regulatory compliance for Lifx Clean in Australia, New Zealand, USA, Europe and the United Kingdom. Pre-sales have already commenced and big-box retailers are able to place their orders for the balance of 2020. Orders for 2021 is expected by mid to late of the fourth quarter.

Buddy is up 3.39 per cent on the market today and is trading for 6.1 cents per share at 1:16 pm AEDT.


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