Shows innovative tech-based solution for protecting the manufacturing sector from the pandemic
- Advance Valves, one of the Top 3 Indian-owned valve manufacturers has invested in a unique technology-based solution invented entirely in India, the Shycocan, to protect its factories, offices and teams from the deadly Coronavirus and been able to bring productivity back to normal
- Bengaluru-based Shycocan Corporation has installed 150+ virus attenuation devices across 4 units covering manufacturing plants and offices of Advance Valves located at Noida, Greater Noida and Himachal Pradesh
- The Shycocan device has been proven to disable the Coronavirus and Influenza virus families in enclosed spaces with 99.9% efficacy
Indian companies, several based out of Noida have been at the forefront of taking measures to protect their workforce from the Coronavirus infection, and many of them are now turning to state-of-the-art technology solutions to keep the pandemic at bay. Bengaluru-based Shycocan Corporation has installed 85 virus attenuation devices at three large-scale facilities of Advance Valves Ltd located at Noida and Greater Noida. Advance Valves is among the top three Indian manufacturers of industrial valves in the country. It has always been at the forefront of innovation and holds multiple International and Indian patents, exporting to practically every continent in the world barring Antarctica. Given that the manufacturing sector was among the worst hit during the lockdown as there is no option of ‘work from home’, there was a lot of disruption in their work.
That’s when, Advance Valves, decided to invest in installing the Shycocan across all its facilities. The wall-mounted, cylindrical devices, called Shycocan, will help protect more than 600 technical staff and office employees of the company from the highly infectious Coronavirus and Influenza family of viruses, significantly reducing the risk of the pandemic and allowing the workforce to operate without fear of getting infected at the factory premises. An additional 65 Shycocan devices have been installed at the company’s plant in Himachal Pradesh’s Una district. Shycocan has been proven to disable the Coronavirus and Influenza virus families in indoor spaces with 99.9% efficacy, as per various virology reports from accredited laboratories worldwide. Moreover, the device has no chemicals, UV rays, radiation or side-effects and is completely safe for humans, animals and the environment.
Said Priyank Garg, Joint MD, Advance Valves, Noida, “The pandemic has led to huge work disruptions. Our factories were shut since March last year and started operating partially from the first week of May, before regaining full operations as per government guidelines. The safety and wellbeing of all our employees is our foremost priority and concern. We decided to go for Shycocan as it is a state-of-the-art technology that is user-friendly, low on running costs and extremely effective indoors.”
He added, “All 4 of our manufacturing plants, in Noida and Distt Una in HP – from 40,000 to 72,000 sq. ft. each – are now fully covered by Shycocan devices, including office blocks, reception area, basement blocks, shop floors, testing areas, etc. Multiple devices have been used for larger areas. We and all our employees are now feeling much more confident and safer while working with co-workers. I would consider this as a much-needed investment into the wellbeing of our employees rather than an expense.”
Said Mr. Alok Sharma, CEO, Shycocan Corporation, “We are delighted to contribute to a safer work environment for Advance Valves. The devices would ensure the safety of people present within the premises. They work on all current and future variants and mutants of the Coronavirus and Influenza family of viruses, protecting people’s health and saving millions of hours of lost productivity. The manufacturing sector is a critical piece in India’s economy and protecting it is paramount to bringing life back to normal and normal back to business. Advance Valves has really set the tone for others to follow in protecting their teams, businesses and future-proofing them from such pandemics.”
Dr. Rajah Vijay Kumar, Inventor of Shycocan, developed a specialized device made of a super-alloy which produces Photons of high intensity when excited. Upon striking solid surfaces in any space such as walls, furniture, dust particles in the air; these photons emanate electrons. The electrons get attached to the positive protein on the shell of the Coronavirus and Influenza family of viruses, neutralizing its positive charge and preventing it from infecting other people. In the presence of Shycocan, anyone touching a previously infected surface will not contract the virus as it would have been attenuated. The Shycocan device provides far greater protection. The super-alloy that generates photons does not deteriorate, due to which Shycocan has a long lifespan and requires minimal servicing and no consumables.
Dr. Rajah Vijay Kumar, who holds over 30+ inventions globally, said, “Coronavirus-type outbreaks are occurring with faster intermittent frequencies. The Coronavirus family has got more infectious and deadly with successive mutations in the last 17 years, underscoring the importance of a device like Shycocan. The biggest challenge of this virus is its infectivity or virulence. Breaking the chain of infectivity requires focused work on indoor environments because they carry the highest risk of transmission.”
He added, “In 2017, our campus in Bengaluru experienced many incidents of seasonal flu, compelling me to design, build and install the device which was later christened Shycocan. A year later, the incidence of seasonal flu was almost totally absent from the campus. When the COVID-19 pandemic struck, the device was sent for testing and regulatory compliances to global laboratories and found to be equally effective against Coronaviruses. It was overwhelming to realize that we had already created the world’s first technology to fight the Coronavirus pandemic long before imagining the possibility of such a crisis taking the entire world in its grip.”
A single device when mounted has an effective coverage area of 1,000 Sq. Ft (or 10,000 cubic feet). Multiple devices can be installed to cover a larger indoor space. The device is already in use in India, US and many countries in Europe, Asia Pacific, Australia, New Zealand, Middle East, and South Africa. It is seeing a robust demand from institutional buyers. We have shipped more than 25,000 already. Shycocan is enabling schools, colleges, homes and businesses like hospitals, hotels, offices, restaurants, auditoriums, transportation, retail, and airports get back on track and serve their internal and external customers in a safe environment.