BUSINESS: Kinnos Wins New York Transit Tech Lab’s COVID-19 Response Contest

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January 13, 2022 07: 34 AM Eastern Standard Time

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Highlight(r) for Bleach, the flagship product of Kinnos, was announced as a winner of the Transit Innovation Partnership’s Transit Tech Lab’s COVID-19 Response Challenge, designed to enhance the safety and health of New York’s public transportation system. Highlight’s bleach colorant, which helps workers see and improve disinfection, was one of three selected winners. It fades to clear in just minutes.

As an initial finalist, Highlight was trialed in Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) bathrooms during cleaning. Through ATP bioluminescence monitoring, the trial found a 63% improvement in disinfection coverage when Highlight was dissolved into liquid bleach. It was easy to use, and workers reported that it made their job easier. Kinnos will now participate in a long-term pilot program with PANYNJ to confirm its product’s ability to improve staff performance and public safety.

Jason Kang, Kinnos CEO, said that it was a great experience to partner with the Port Authority in order to validate Highlight’s ability improve disinfection quality. “We are proud to validate Highlight’s wide-ranging application potential, and we are excited to be improving the safety and health of public transit. COVID-19 made us all more aware of surface disinfection, and we know Highlight can instill confidence that disinfection is done right.”

“We are pleased to take part in the Transit Innovation Partnership’s Transit Tech Lab’s COVID-19 Response Challenge,” said Robert Galvin, Chief Technology Officer at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. “This challenge has inspired a great call to action among the tech sector to bring forth creative technology and solutions to address the ongoing challenges associated with the pandemic.”

Kinnos is planning to launch additional disinfectant compatibilities in 2022, including quaternary ammonium and hydrogen peroxide disinfectants that are used widely in transit and healthcare.

About Kinnos

Kinnos pioneers color technology that revolutionizes how we use disinfectants. Highlight, the company’s most popular product, is an award-winning, patented color additive platform that improves disinfection techniques and compliance. Highlight’s real time color visualization has been documented in independent studies and whitepapers. It consistently increases thoroughness of cleaning. Recognized by Harvard Innovations Lab, Forbes, Newsweek, USAID, the USPTO Humanity Award, the WHO and more, Highlight(r) is used internationally by hospitals, first responders, and transit agencies. Kinnos has its headquarters in Brooklyn, NY. For more information, visit:

About the Transit Innovation Partnership

The Transit Innovation Partnership is a public-private initiative formed by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the Partnership for New York City with the mission to make New York the global leader in public transit. The Transit Innovation Partnership is governed by a board made up of representatives from government, academia, and civic organizations. It brings together diverse stakeholders to implement public-private projects that address the most pressing issues. Learn more at

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