Archive for July, 2019

Violet Defense Powered Light Fixtures Proven Effective Against Superbug Fungus

Posted on: July 30th, 2019 by Kirenaga Partners

Puro disinfecting lighting solutions, powered by Violet Defense technology, has proven effective in killing 99.9% of the deadly, multi-drug resistant C. auris fungus in independent laboratory testing. C. auris has been of great concern to the CDC since its identification in 2009 because it is multidrug resistant, it is difficult to identify with standard laboratory methods, and it has caused outbreaks in healthcare settings.

To read Puro’s full press release on this development, please see the link below.

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Trio of Distinguished California Chefs Join Plenty’s Culinary Advisory Board

Posted on: July 25th, 2019 by Kirenaga Partners

Plenty has added three notable Californian chefs to its newly formed culinary advisory board. Dominique Crenn, Nancy Silverton, and Traci Des Jardins will be adding their expertise to Plenty’s mission to bring affordable, high-quality produce to urban centers around the world through cutting-edge vertical farming technology.

To learn more about this development, you can find a San Francisco Eater article at the link below.

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Port of San Diego Explores Clean-Up Program with EcoSpears

Posted on: July 22nd, 2019 by Kirenaga Partners

The Port of San Diego has initiated a project with EcoSpears to test its technology for use in removing toxic chemicals from local waterways. This marks the first project EcoSpears has initiated on the west coast, and the latest major victory for the Florida startup.


We’re ecstatic to see EcoSpears making inroads with the California community, especially given how progressive that region is when it comes to clean tech.

To read an Orlando Sentinel article on the topic, please see the link below.

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