Wednesday, 23 December 2020 12:54

Skidmore Grad makes Time Magazine List of “Best Inventions of 2020”

Skidmore Grad makes Time Magazine List of “Best Inventions of 2020”

SARATOGA SPRINGS — A disinfection system co-created by Class of 2014 Skidmore College graduate Elliot “Mo” Kreitenberg has been named one of Time magazine’s Best Inventions of 2020. 

The Dimer GermFalcon - a disinfection system from Dimer UVC Innovations - disinfects the interior of an airplane with UVC light. 

“Roughly the size of a beverage cart, the GermFalcon uses the same UVC disinfection systems as hospitals to sanitize every surface of an aircraft’s interior before passengers board,”  according to Time magazine.  While not yet tested against COVID-19, the GermFalcon has been effective against SARS and MERS, two other members of the coronavirus family.w

The GermFalcon utilizes hospital-proven UVC light to quickly and effectively kill germs on all high touch surfaces of an airplane. Dimer is the company that created the appliance. 

Skidmore alumnus Leejay Pollacchi ’13, a marketing and design professional, is also part of the core project team and has been brought on as brand manager at Dimer, according to Skidmore College. Kreitenberg and Pollacchi, two longtime friends, were also college roommates and both studied management and business at Skidmore and played for the men’s baseball team.

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