Kinnos Highlight helping with Ebola fight
In the midst of the 2014 Ebola epidemic, the U.S. Agency for International Development commenced the Ebola Design Challenge to contribute to the global community’s response to the epidemic in West Africa. This brought about a product called Highlight, a powder that adds color to bleach to increase its effectiveness as a decontaminant and ensure the safety of health care workers in places affected by infectious disease outbreaks.
“Decontamination is the first line of defense against an epidemic”, says Jason Kang, co-founder of Kinnos. During the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, many health care workers were not disinfecting properly, either leaving dry spots or not waiting long enough for the solution to work.