Osteria Il Centro has installed state-of-the-art antimicrobial defense systems from Synexis LLC along with sister restaurant Minsky’s Pizza, with 14 local locations, and both eggtc. locations.

The system effectively reduces airborne and surface area contaminants such as bacteria, mold and viruses – including the novel coronavirus. Osteria Il Centro invested in biodefense systems from Lenexa, Kansas based Synexis for use in restaurant dining rooms and back-of-the-house to help mitigate the spread of the coronavirus – creating a safer dining experience for customers and a safer work environment for Osteria's employees.

The Synexis Biodefense Systems Dry Hydrogen Peroxide (DHP™) technology is a patented system that has demonstrated exceptional effectiveness in reducing bacteria, viruses, mold, odors in the air and on surfaces within occupied spaces. According to the CDC, hydrogen peroxide is an “effective disinfectant when used on inanimate surfaces.”

Installing the Synexis Biodefense System was a costly investment, but with the installation complete, Osteria’s restaurants are better protected thanks to the use of DHP technology. The Synexis technology takes what is naturally in the environment — ambient oxygen and humidity— and turns it into Hydrogen Peroxide Gas (H2O2), or DHP, which then denatures airborne and surface toxins.

The system doesn't stop once guests and staff leave for the evening – as it is continuously operational, 24 hours a day. And, since the system kills microbes around the clock, this further reduces the likelihood of microbial events occurring.

According to Osteria founder and CEO Gregg Johnson, the decision to make the investment was critical. According to Gregg:

"We wanted to do everything within our means to make our restaurants a safer place to work for our employees and a safer place to eat for our customers. Osteria Il Centro has been around for over 25 years, and we want to be around for many more decades to come.

We did our research and due diligence, and it became clear that Synexis had the patented technology that has demonstrated real effectiveness in continuous microbial reduction in the air and on surfaces. And the fact that Osteria Il Centro and Synexis are both local companies made the collaboration even better – and allowed installation to happen faster."

Synexis CEO, Eric Schlote, also commented:

"As a fellow Kansas City-based company, we are thrilled our DHP technology was a key element of Osteria’s dining room reopening strategy in their many restaurants. Our biodefense system creates peace of mind for business owners, operators, employees and customers without radically changing employee and customer behavior."

No matter in which of our restaurants you choose to dine – Osteria IL Centro, eggtc., or Minsky's Pizza – rest assured, we take your health and safety quite seriously. And, with the Synexis Biodefense System installation complete, we believe our dining rooms and kitchens have the best protection available to mitigate the risk of you and your family from environmental toxins.