Osteria Il Centro has installed state-of-the-art antimicrobial air filtration systems from Synexis LLC, a Lenexa based company.

This system significantly reduces airborne and surface area contaminants including viruses, bacteria and mold. The goal for Osteria Il Centro is to create a “Safer Place to Work” and “Safer Place to Eat” in a proactive initiative to aggressively fight the spread of the coronavirus.

The Synexis Biodefense Systems Dry Hydrogen Peroxide (DHP™) technology is a patented system that has shown exceptional effectiveness in reducing bacteria, viruses, mold, odors in the air and on surfaces within occupied spaces. As Osteria dining rooms reopen to the public, customer and worker safety is our chief priority.

The choice to install this technology was a significant investment – nearly $300,000 including additional restaurants within the same group – however, once the installation is complete, Osteria will be continuously protected by DHP technology. The Synexis technology works 24-hours a day, taking what is naturally in the environment — ambient oxygen and humidity— and turning it into Hydrogen Peroxide Gas (H2O2) or DHP.

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 is one part of the Osteria Il Centro reopening strategy in their many restaurants. Our biodefense system continuously creates peace of mind for business owners, operators, employees and customers without changing any employee or customer behaviors."

To date, the Synexis air filtration technology has been installed in the following locations:

  • South Plaza Minsky’s
  • Barry Road East Minsky’s
  • Lenexa Minsky’s
  • Shawnee Minsky’s
  • Olathe-Bradley Street Minsky’s
  • Praire Village Minsky's
  • Leawood Minsky's
  • Olathe Ridgeview Minsky’s
  • Metcalf Minsky's
  • City Market Minsky's
  • Liberty Minsky's
  • Lawrence Minsky's
  • SW Bvld Minsky's
  • Osteria Il Centro - South Plaza
  • eggtc. - South Plaza
  • Barry Road West Minsky's

Osteria Il Centro's sister restaurants, eggtc. at 51st and Main and Minsky's Pizza, with 14 local locations, are also installing the technology. All company-owned restaurants will be installed by early July.