A UK company based in the North of England is a leading supplier and distributor of infrared saunas for both domestic and commercial use is looking to carry out research and development through a research cooperation agreement and or a technical cooperation agreement into the sauna's capability of boosting the immune system to hopefully reduce the infection rate and help fight COVID-19 and other such respiratory infections as well an cancer and arthritis.
It is a well established belief that hot and cold therapy boosts the immune system. The most common cause of fever in the UK is a viral infection. It has been well documented throughout history, Ancient Egyptians, Greeks and the Romans used fever therapy for its healing effects.
The most effective defense against a virus, such as the novel coronavirus, is to eliminate the risk of infection and develop a vaccine, but the former is difficult and harmful to the economy and the latter does not exist yet for COVID-19. It is therefore prudent to explore further health benefits of saunas and what role they play in boosting the immune system. Saunas create an artificial fever in the body, which kills most viruses before they take hold. Saunas are drug free, a relaxing routine and a preventative measure and this UK companies wide range of saunas provide health benefits, including respiratory conditions, arthritis and cancer relief, as well as detoxification and immune system improvements.
The company has been working on a new range of infrared saunas, producing a prototype and getting the range ready for mass production. This will be available in 3 sizes, an improved design, floating bench and a new full spectrum glass infrared heater, which emit healthy, near, mid and far infrared. The heaters can be supplied in 300w, 400w and 500w, thus allowing to increase the intensity of the infrared and air temperature in the sauna to 66.67%, this could potentially be more effective at fighting viruses.
The advantages of infrared technology include the improvement in respiratory conditions; Increase and improvement to the function of immune cells and improve pain relief
Saunas are currently duty free as they are classified by SGS in Germany as Therapeutic Respiratory Devices
They also have the necessary certifcations CE(EMC,LVD); ISO9001-2000; ETL;ETS;C-TICK;ROHS,GS and SAA
They are looking for a research and development with technical experience partner to work alongside them to implement a feasibility study and explore the real health benefits of infrared saunas in the prevention of or aid to reducing the risk of virus's, It is envisaged that the partnership will take the form of a research cooperation agreement with technical expertise or a technical cooperation agreement.
This co-operation will also aid possible future UK funding options.
- Type of partner sought: Organisations must be involved in immunology research or the benefits of using saunas to aid against viruses or be involved in cancer and arthritic therapy
- Specific area of activity of the partner: This UK company is looking for a partner via a research co-operation agreement or a technical cooperation agreement who has the technical expertise. This could be with a Research and Development Institution or University involved in the development of immunology research which may already be or would like to be involved in the development of the benefits that saunas have to aid viruses of any kind, in particular tackling COVID-19. They may also be involved in research into relief of arthritis and cancer pain.