Germs travel by plane.
Germs survive on
Airlines don't have an
efficient way to sanitize.
The Germfalcon robot is fully autonomous and built in the footprint of a flight attendant’s trolley. Equipped with Ultraviolet “C” lights, the Germfalcon disinfects all commonly touched surfaces of the passenger cabin with a proven 99.99% germ kill rate. Treatment time is about 20 minutes for a 30 row aircraft.
Germfalcon is the first efficient, realistic solution to disinfecting the passenger cabin of aircrafts. Based in Los Angeles, California, Dr. Arthur Kreitenberg developed the Germfalcon with public health concerns in mind. Airlines do not currently employ regular sanitation procedures. Deep cleanings are done a few times a year, but specific methods are undisclosed. Prior to Germfalcon’s conceptualization, there was not a reasonable way to disinfect the passenger cabin. Dr. Kreitenberg became familiar with UV-C through a successful career as a physician. UV lights are commonly used in operating rooms for surface and air sterilization. Dr. Kreitenberg, became a frequent air traveler when his two children chose to attend college on the East Coast and he and his wife regularly flew across the country for visits. From his travels, Dr. Kreitenberg became curious about standards held by the airline industry to provide a clean environment for the passengers. The doctor was shocked to learn that there were no uniform standards nor were there effective options available. The son of a plumber, and a successful tinkerer, Dr. Kreitenberg developed the Germfalcon.
The Germfalcon team believes it has effectively solved a previously unaddressed, but popularly recognized issue. In the short term, routine sanitization may be a distinct competitive advantage for early adopters, with other airlines quickly folowing the trend. In the long run, routine airplane sanitization can have a quantifiable impact on the rate germs and diseases spread around the world. Germfalcon will be the standard disinfection method across the airline industry, with a sanitzing robot stationed at every passenger gate in the world.
Inventor, Founder & CTO
Dr. Kreitenberg holds seven U.S. Patents, and Germfalcon is his second using Ultraviolet light. In 1991, Dr. Kreitenberg was a finalist in NASA’s U.S. Astronaut selection program. He is a 25-year Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon, with degrees from UCLA and UC San Diego. Dr. Kreitenberg serves as a professor at UC Irvine School of Medicine and is a member of the Aerospace Medical Association and AIAA Life Sciences Technical Committee. He is currently a full-time orthopaedic surgeon in private practice.
Co-Founder & CEO
Elliot recently earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Management and Economics at Skidmore College. He currently runs day-to-day operations for Dimer LLC and Germfalcon. Mr. Kreitenberg has experience in management and business operations.
Melissa has spent her entire professional career as an attorney first with Lynberg & Watkins in Los Angeles and then with Litton Industries where she learned the workings of the aerospace industry and government contracting. Mid career, she seized an opportunity to work in the area of civil rights and human relations. She left the Anti-Defamation League to join Dimer, LLC in January 2015. Melissa is a respected leader and brings with her tremendous experience in organizational growth and development.
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For GERMFALCON questions and media inquiries:
Elliot M. Kreitenberg, CEO