Vital Vio, Inc. (Vital Vio, 2013)

Vital-Vio-Banner-300x143Vital Vio, Inc. ( is a startup spun out of Rensselaer in 2013.  While at RPI, the founders of Vital Vio developed an LED based lighting product that unified lighting and disinfection. This is a new, novel approach that yields white light with a color rendering index greater than 82 and simultaneously removes 60-99% of bacteria in a patient room every day.  The lighting enables medical facilities to reduce their energy expenditures while providing disinfection.  Lighting efficiency improves 14% above fluorescents, air handing and UV air disinfection requirements are reduced, and the extreme cost of hospital acquired infections is reduced.