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UK Scientist Invention: Mask That ‘Kills COVID-19 And Other Viruses’

UK Scientist Invention: Mask That ‘Kills COVID-19 And Other Viruses’

UK Scientist Invention: Mask That 'Kills COVID-19 And Other Viruses'
Nottingham Trent University

Scientists of Nottingham Trent University, “Garreth Cave” Have now invented a mask that has the ability to “kill viruses including COVID-19 and influenza upon contact”.

The designer of the mask, Dr Gareth Cavs told: “The mask we’ve developed has been proven to inactivate viruses upon contact; the antiviral layer kills virus which has been blocked by the filter layers.”

“The challenge with conventional surgical-type masks is that they only block virus from entering or exiting the mask. They don’t have an active mechanism for killing it once it’s trapped in the mask.”

“Our new antiviral mask has been designed to utilise the existing barrier technology and combine it with our nanotechnology to kill the virus once it is trapped there.”

“We’ve added the barrier layer to both sides of the mask so not only does it protect the wearer but also those around. By killing the virus on contact, it also means that the used face mask can be safely disposed of and not be a potential source of passive transfer.”

The face mask has shown during the testing of the mask that it is able to kill Coronavirus up to 90% and also Influenza viruses in just over seven hours with a 99.98% filtration efficiency.

In this same month it is expected to go under production and will be available commercially available for transport, healthcare and food service settings from December.

Garreth Dave added: “It’s exciting to see our technology move forward and make a real impact towards the fight against the spread of COVID-19.”

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