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Germinator Mobile Sanitizing and Disinfecting, a member the sanitizing and disinfecting industry, announced the addition of Dr. Jay Noller to its Scientific Advisory Board.

Noller has been a pioneer in the agricultural field, providing 21 years of leadership at Oregon State University. As a member of the Germinator Scientific Advisory Board, Noller’s contributions will include assisting with the design and execution of proposed studies to explore the remediation of surface and food acquisition of COVID-19 through grants from the United States Department of Agriculture and other entities.

Jeff Gill, Founder and CEO of Germinator, stated: “We’re elated to welcome Dr. Noller to our distinguished team of public health experts, especially as we address the current misunderstanding and disregard for the genuine risk of fomite and food contamination regarding COVID-19. Dr. Noller’s extensive career in the field of agricultural research will be a tremendous asset in definitively determining the risk these routes of transmission present.”

Upholding the highest sanitization and disinfection standards, Germinator makes claims that are scientifically supported and within EPA regulations. The Scientific Advisory Board validates the company’s research and process and is responsible for reviewing and advising on product strategy and direction and assisting with navigating legislative and regulatory issues. Noller joins a growing roster of key leaders such as Dr. Roscoe M. Moore, Jr. , who was an assistant to the United States surgeon general for five administrations; Dr. Harold Smith, who has extensive expertise in cell biology, molecular biology and biochemistry, along with decades of experience leading sponsored research on infectious diseases for the National Institutes of Health (NIH); Dr. David Miller, the protocol chair of University of Rochester Center for AIDS Research Community Advisory Board; and Chad S. Johnson, Esq., a Harvard-trained corporate, legislative, and regulatory attorney with significant experience in advising health and biotechnology companies.

“I am looking forward to working alongside Germinator as a member of its esteemed Scientific Board in a continued effort to research and understand the transmission of emerging pathogens onto food and surfaces,” said Dr. Noller. “There is still so much work to be done when it comes to understanding the way germs, bacteria and viruses interact with different environments, and this knowledge is key to developing innovative measures to remedy the risk of exposure and spread.”