Beverly, MA, May 14, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Goddard Technologies supported HEI in the mechanical development of the “DNA Killer” as seen on the cover of Product Design & Development in January 2010.
“As HEI moved forward to take the Sterilray off of a bench top and put it on an operator’s back, they turned to the design team at Beverly, MA-based Goddard Technologies (GTI).
“We were brought on early by HEI, when it was only a bench-top unit that they had developed in their lab,” says Ken Beaudoin, GTI director of sales and marketing. “It was just a proof of concept, and it was used primarily in a lab environment to prove that it could have the killing effect. HEI approached us to make a product that was transportable and portable in a backpack and hand-wand application.”
One of the biggest issues GTI faced was that the unit had to generate a high level of voltage in order for it to perform the killing effect. Safety factors were also involved to ensure that the device operator was protected. “Safety was first and foremost,” says Beaudoin. “We didn’t want to have the operator exposed to killing their own DNA while they were using it.” Some of the “safety bells and whistles” built into the unit are similar to those of power tools on the market today.
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