Electrolux USA established, and has operated as a Smithsonian-honored company since then.
– Early 1990’s
NASA-funded Wisconsin Center for Space Automation and Robotics (WCSAR) begins solving for problem of built-up ethylene gas around plants grown in the closed environment of spacecraft, which caused premature plant decay and spoilage. PCO technology is discovered.
WCSAR team created a device that was successfully flown and operated on Space Shuttle Columbia.
Electrolux USA is purchased by a group led by Joe Urso.
Electrolux USA is re-branded as Aerus, a healthy living company.
Aerus introduces air purification products.
Aerus invests in early generation ActivePure®, a NASA Space Foundation Certified Space Technology.
Aerus greatly advances efficacy of ActivePure® and is awarded US and global patent protections.
Aerus’ ActivePure® Technology is inducted into the Space Technology Hall of Fame, one of only 75 technologies to receive such an honor in 30 years.
The Aerus Medical Guardian with ActivePure® Technology received Class II Medical Device U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance