Inside Vyv

What we can’t see can materially impact the way we live our lives. 

Our mission: Invent smarter ways to slow the spread of microbes to make the world a better place

Reimagine Clean

Vyv’s mission shines a light on common germs, including bacteria and viruses, with a cleaner and more reliable solution that’s better for people and the planet.  

Many of the disinfection methods we rely on today are only used intermittently, aren’t used appropriately, and just don’t go far enough. Cleaning sprays and wipes are only effective as temporary solutions on surfaces, and newer UV technology isn’t safe for use around humans. Vyv is challenging these limitations standing in the way of a cleaner world with a solution that keeps common germs at bay, protects spaces—and your peace of mind—and eases the demands of cleaning and maintenance.   

Our proprietary antimicrobial lighting technology is UV-free, chemical-free, and unlike typical disinfection tools, is designed for continuous use in the spaces that matter to you most. With our germicidal visible spectrum LED light, we simultaneously provide high-quality illumination and always-on protection in the environments where people live, work and play. Built to continuously reduce microbial growth and keep occupied indoor environments and surfaces clean, Vyv’s technology has been rigorously tested and proven effective at killing* viruses, bacteria and mold.

We know our innovative solutions only go as far as our customers’ ability to seamlessly integrate our products into their spaces, which is why our offerings extend beyond our discrete technology. When our customers come to us with unique challenges, we bring integrated partnership, unmatched expertise and tailored support. We’re able to address specific needs and applications for all our customers across diverse industries including: healthcare, travel and transportation, food and beverage, agriculture, fitness, consumer products and more.   

We’re committed to working with our partners to reimagine clean. 

Designing for a Cleaner World

At Vyv, it all started with a bright idea stemming from an all too common personal experience with common germ challenges. Our CEO, Colleen Costello, experienced her grandmother contract an unexpected and preventable MRSA infection in a hospital during what was supposed to be routine single night stay. After deep research and review of the underlying challenges and limitations causing these significant issues, it became apparent that this was not an isolated incident. She and a team of engineers turned their attention to developing smarter ways to manage bacteria levels and subsequently developed Vyv’s proprietary continuous antimicrobial light technology.

What has emerged from this bright idea are new ways to apply antimicrobial light, which also provides high quality illumination, in a way that can overcome the limitation of common intermittent cleaning options. As from day one, our team remains dedicated and focused on ways to make our world a cleaner and safer place in planet-friendly ways. To make this mission a reality, we surround this proprietary light with innovative thinking and real-world experience, valuable services and an unsurpassed commitment to those customers and partners who are helping us design for a cleaner world.

Behind every engineering challenge stands a team of extraordinary people, each of whom takes this mission to heart. We are building a company and a culture that understands each new application, environment and customer is unique. We want to be certain that this is felt through every touch from Vyv.

Leadership Team

Board of Directors

Advisory Board

*Testing on a non-enveloped virus (MS2 bacteriophage) showed a 97.12% reduction in controlled laboratory testing in 8 hours on hard surfaces. Testing on SARS-CoV-2 (enveloped virus) showed a 96.76% reduction in controlled laboratory testing in 8 hours on hard surfaces. Testing on MRSA and E. coli showed 90%+ reduction in controlled laboratory testing in 24 hours on hard surfaces. Results may vary depending on the amount of light that is reaching the surfaces in the space where the product is installed and the length of time of exposure. Use of Vyv antimicrobial light is not intended to replace manual cleaning and disinfection practices.