Otis launches study of elevator airflow to see risk of transmitting COVID-19

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Otis Worldwide Corp. said Thursday it has commission a study examining elevator airflow and how it affects the risk of transmitting COVID-19 among passengers. The study will be led by Dr. Qingyan (Yan) Chen, the James G. Dwyer Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Purdue, an infectious disease expert. Otis is seeking to understand how to mitigate transmission risk in elevators with safety protocols. The elevator company was spun out of the former United Technologies in April. Shares were not active premarket.
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