— 1924

Electrolux USA established, and has operated as a Smithsonian-honored company since then

— Early 1990s

NASA-funded Wisconsin Center for Space Automation and Robotics (WCSAR) begins solving for problem of built-up ethylene gas around plants grown in the closed environment of spacecraft, which caused premature plant decay and spoilage. PCO technology is discovered.

— 1995

WCSAR team created a device that was successfully flown and operated on Space Shuttle Columbia

— 1998

Electrolux USA is purchased by a group led by Joe Urso

— 2000

Electrolux USA is re-branded as Aerus, a healthy living company

— 2001

Aerus introduces air purification products

— 2009

Aerus invests in early generation of ActivePure®, a NASA Space Foundation Certified Space Technology

— 2016

Aerus greatly advances efficacy of ActivePure® and is awarded US and global patent protections

— 2017

Aerus' ActivePure® Technology is inducted into the Space Technology Hall of Fame, one of only 75 technologies to receive such an honor in 30 years

— 2020

The Aerus Medical Guardian with ActivePure® Technology received Class II Medical Device U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance