CHARLESTON, S.C. – When the COVID-19 pandemic hit in early 2020, one of the hardest hit places were gyms. Given the close proximity of people in a standard fitness gym, along with the feasibility of spreading infectious diseases given the amount of bodily fluids that are produced (coughing, sweat, etc.), gyms were a hotspot for the spread of the SARS-Cov-2 viruses, causing them to be closed down the longest and causing financial distress for many local gyms throughout the world.

The Paerosol MAG, or micro-aerosol generator, is a new and patented disinfectant platform that can kill up to 99.9999% of viruses, bacteria, and mold – both airborne and surface-borne1. In conjunction with Paerolyte’s liquid disinfectant, the Paerosol micro-aerosol generator uses proprietary technology to create a dry spray, which allows the liquid disinfectant get into hard to reach places – whether it be the fan on the gym ceiling or embedding itself into the foam rollers. With this, the dry spray leaves no liquid residue following a micro-aerosol generator treatment, meaning there is absolutely no cleanup required except for turning on the HVAC system or turning the fans on. While many gyms in the United States implemented many new sanitization rules in regards to the COVID-19 pandemic, it became clear that wiping down equipment after use and wearing masks while working out just wasn’t enough. People working out and touching their faces then using the equipment happens more often than one would think, and the Paerosol micro-aerosol generator is the perfect solution to help combat the spread of infectious diseases in a hotspot such as this. The MAG is an easy to use and cost effective solution compared to other products, and with up to 99.9999% efficacy makes it one of the most effective solutions on the market.

“Gyms are a magnet for easily transmittable diseases. Our years of research and development have shown how effective the MAG [micro-aerosol generator] could be in a gym setting.”

  • Steve Garleck, CEO of Paerosol LLC

About Paerosol – Paerosol is a platform which kills air and surface-borne mold, bacteria, and viruses at up to a 99.9999% rate of effectiveness. The Paerosol technology originated in the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (“PNNL”) which is managed and operated by Battelle Memorial Institute. As part of the Federal Lab Commission’s (“FLC”) efforts to commercialize federally owned technology within the private sector, Paerosol LLC (founded by Steve Gareleck, CEO and Scott Alderson, President) obtained the exclusive licensing rights to this disinfecting technology directly from Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Paerosol’s proprietary Dry Spray technology allows for Paerolyte’s liquid disinfectant to get into all corners and crevices of any space it’s placed in. Paerosol has been successfully tested by US & Foreign Government Agencies. The United States Defense Threat Reduction Agency successfully tested Paerosol against bio-agents including simulates of Anthrax and Ebola, common civilian and hospitals pathogens such as E Coli and Salmonella, antibiotic-resistant microbes, and viruses including H1N1 (swine flu), H5N1 (bird flu), MRSA, and the SARS-CoV-2 virus (COVID-19)2.  

About Steve Gareleck – Steve Gareleck is a professionally trained CEO and serial entrepreneur with 25 years of experience, who spent his first 5 years on Wall Street working as an Investment Banker, where he helped complete transactions including the privatization of R.J. Reynolds in a $20 Billion deal along with the National Enquirer acquisition of the Star Magazine.  Steve went on to start Cost Management Group, a Nationally recognized leader in the Technology Expense Management space with a key focus on Telecommunications.  He also started Infinite Resource Solutions, a Professional Services Company with a focus on MuleSoft implementations for fortune 500 companies.  As the Chairman of the Board of both Companies, Steve still maintains a close connection with both organizations.

About Scott Alderson – Scott is a serial entrepreneur with over 30 years of experience. Scott began his career in the financial software business working at Shepro-Braun Systems, where he managed the sales and consulting groups.   In 1996, he joined SS&C Technologies, Inc. as a Senior Vice President and Managing Director of the Hedge Fund Software Division.  In 2001, Scott was recruited as COO of Integrated Business Systems, a hedge fund software provider. Over three (3) years, Scott successfully grew the business to over 50 hedge fund clients and was responsible for the sale of the company to Sungard Financial Group.  In 2006, Scott founded Paladyne Systems, a cloud-based hedge fund operations platform.  In 2011, Paladyne Systems was sold to Broadridge Financial in excess of $100 million in acquisition value.   In 2013, Scott launched Lake Avenue Ventures, an early stage VC fund focused on “environmentally friendly”, “green” technology platforms.

  1. https://www.paerosol.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/PNNL-Paerosol-all-study-summary-from-BATTELLE-DoE.pdf, Pages 12 – 15
  2. National Research Council. 2013. The Unique U.S.-Russian Relationship in Biological

Science and Biotechnology: Recent Experience and Future Directions. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/18277. 153.

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