Las Vegas-based company, Pathogen Defense Systems, LLC., introduces all-natural, non-toxic antimicrobial product offering extended residual protection against COVID-19; selects OV as its preferred service provider in Southern Nevada.

LAS VEGASPathogen Defense Systems, LLC., a local Las Vegas-based start-up focused on delivering innovative antimicrobial solutions to combat disease outbreaks, has partnered with Opportunity Village to bring its revolutionary disinfection and protection solution, PDS Shield™, to companies in Southern Nevada. PDS Shield offers a way to effectively disinfect and continuously protect environments, to maintain health and safety in public and private establishments in Las Vegas and beyond.  

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, facilities have been relying upon frequent cleaning and disinfection, using more harsh chemical disinfectant products and labor.  While effective for contact disinfection, this process still leaves surfaces exposed to recontamination between disinfection cycles and hence there is a continued risks of microbial transmission from surfaces to persons. PDS-Shield™ all-natural, non-toxic antimicrobial solution is scientifically tested and proven to continuously kill 99.99% of viruses, bacteria, fungi, including a COVID-19 surrogate, on surfaces for thirty (30) days and longer, eliminating the need for frequent disinfection and providing effective, long-lasting protection on high touch surfaces. As an added benefit, it is 100% safe for animals, humans and the environment. Pathogen Defense Systems, LLC. has selected Opportunity Village’s Custodial Crew as its preferred local service provider, to bring PDS Shield to businesses in Southern Nevada.

"I am honored to have partnered with Opportunity Village to bring this revolutionary solution to establishments in Southern Nevada and am happy to support their efforts to create new opportunities for their clients”, said Lorraine Yarde, President and Founder of Pathogen Defense Systems, LLC. “I truly believe our product can have a significant positive human impact, by creating safe and healthy shared public spaces in our City, giving patrons the peace of mind that they can safely return to support our local businesses and begin to stimulate the Nevada economy once again."

Dawn Hull, Director of Service Contracts at Opportunity Village stated, “Opportunity Village is excited to introduce this new partnership with Pathogen Defense Systems, LLC. system. Our client-employees enjoy working with this new technology and our customers feel safe and have peace-of-mind when they come to work."

Together with Pathogen Defense Systems, LLC, Opportunity Village offers an array of pandemic disinfection and protection services.  “Opportunity Village staff are well trained and capable in providing pandemic disinfection as well as everyday professional custodial services.” Ms. Hull added.

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If you are interested in service application of PDS Shield for your facility, please contact Opportunity Village Sales at (702) 880-4022.

About Pathogen Defense Systems, LLC. Pathogen Defense Systems, LLC. is focused on providing all natural, non-toxic and environmentally friendly, infection control products, solutions and systems to keep our environments safe, protect people in public places and curb the spread of infection. Our offerings include all-natural superheated steam disinfection equipment, residual surface antimicrobial solutions that protect surfaces 24/7 for extended periods, air disinfection solutions and point of entry thermal imaging products.   The company has partnered with global service providers to bring its solutions to businesses across multiple industry sectors including hospitality, sports and entertainment, education, healthcare and transportation.  The company’s offerings are 100% safe for humans animals and the environment.

About Opportunity Village: Opportunity Village is a not-for-profit organization that serves people within our community with significant intellectual disabilities, to improve their lives and the lives of their families. Seven families who were determined to give their children with disabilities the best lives possible founded Opportunity Village in 1954. Now, more than six decades later, Opportunity Village is one of the most recognized and respected organizations of its type in the United States. Nevada’s largest employer of people with disabilities, Opportunity Village serves nearly 2,000 individuals annually, providing vocational training, employment, habilitation and social recreation programs and services that make their lives more purposeful and interesting. Opportunity Village citizens – individuals who were previously considered unemployable – work at Opportunity Village’s Employment Resource Centers and in jobs throughout the community, collectively earning wages amounting to more than $3.7 million in 2016.  They are hardworking and diligent, proudly paying taxes and happily leading more fulfilling lives. Primarily a self-funded organization, Opportunity Village generates the majority of its operational funding through its employment contracts and fundraising efforts such as the Magical Forest and Great Santa Run, saving Nevada taxpayers more than $37 million annually.

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Pathogen Defense Systems, LLC.
Lorraine Yarde
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Opportunity Village
Marty Wood, Opportunity Village 
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