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Plair Newsletter - December 2022

In recent years, multiple industries have had a greater need for quicker detection of microbial contamination to more efficiently mitigate and prevent pandemics and respiratory problems, and to automate quality-control practices. This confirms that our products are on target in offering ready solutions to this transformation of our customers’ practices.
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Rapid-E+ for real-time detection of airborne microplastics

Microplastics are ubiquitous in the environment and are potential threats to the health of wild animals and human beings. One recent study even found microplastics in remote Antarctic snow samples. These microplastics could be transported by air from 6,000 km far away or emitted by research stations nearby.
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Plair presents the world’s first real-time pollen and microbial detection solution for sport

Recently, Plair won the Sport and Air Quality Challenge in the category “Measure and mitigate the effect of poor air quality on athletes” sponsored by the Formula E, World Athletics, Union Cycliste Internationale and ENGSO Youth and organised by ThinkSport and Sustainable Mountain Alliance. We presented our unique solution based on our Rapid instruments to help athletes and sport event organisers monitor allergens and microbes in the air in real time.
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Plair SA awarded CHF 2.7 million in funding from SERI for the Rapid-C Real-Time Microbial Detector

Plair SA announced today that it has been awarded a CHF 2.7 million grant from the Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation SERI for the Horizon Europe, European Innovation Council (EIC) Accelerator Pilot Programme. The grant will fund the acceleration of Rapid-C’s certification as an alternative rapid microbiological method and its commercialisation for the aseptic processing market.
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Plair wins the 2021 Geneva Innovation Prize

We're thrilled to announce that Plair has won the 2021 Geneva Innovation Prize within the framework of the Grands Prix de l'Economie, awarded by the State of Geneva, the Office for the Promotion of Industries and Technologies (OPI), and the Geneva Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Services (CCIG).
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Plair and MBV Sign a Collaboration Agreement to Develop Next-Generation Solutions for Rapid Microbiological Detection

Plair SA, the Swiss creator, manufacturer, and provider of instruments for real-time bioaerosol monitoring, and MBV AG, the Swiss global leader in viable air sampling, jointly announce today the start of a strategic partnership to bring to the market new and innovative automated solutions for microbiology monitoring that combine the technology of both companies.
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Rapid-E for Enhanced Aerosol Research

Atmospheric aerosol particles have an enormous impact on public health which enhance human diseases, whether they come from pollen, fungal spores, bacteria or viruses. It is therefore crucial to properly identify these threats.
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