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IFabric's antiviral treatment kills Covid 19

21
May '20
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IFabric has said that its antiviral treatment has been found to be effective against SARS-CoV-2 virus, the cause of the current pandemic. It said that Protx2 treated fabrics demonstrated a greater than 99.9 per cent reduction in active viral loads on the tested fabrics. The testing was carried out by an internationally recognised, independent laboratory.

The testing was done to establish its ability to inactivate the virus at time points of 10 minutes, 1 hour, 6 hours, and 24 hours, respectively. The laboratory reported that the treated fabrics demonstrated a greater than 99.9 per cent reduction in active viral loads on the tested fabrics at each of the four time points. This represents a more than 1,000-fold reduction in active viral load when compared to untreated fabric.

“Motivated by the global need for protection of front-line workers and civilians alike, we are extremely excited to answer the call and bring forward a new weapon in the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic,” stated Hylton Karon, president and CEO of iFabric.

“I believe this will be a game changer for iFabric and we will be distributing a number of Protx2 treated products for medical, industrial, and consumer uses. The necessary emergency approvals from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and Health Canada are already in progress. The inclusion of this technology in products like PPE’s (personal protective equipment) will provide a much-needed additional level of protection for current frontline workers. As we prepare to re-open our economies, we see this technology in many applications, not only in the medical market, but in everyday apparel for added protection,” concluded Karon.

Fibre2Fashion News Desk (SV)

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