Swiss scientists to launch a self-disinfecting mask

April 12th, 2021

The mask is comprised of a multilayer textile, electrodes and a small battery. Photo: ZHAW/Hannes Heinzer. Scientists from Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) and Swiss research and development company Osmotex AG have developed a mask that disinfects itself at the push of a button. According to information provided by ZHAW, the prototype of the mask […]

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Face mask designed to kill the coronavirus is launched

February 8th, 2021

Face masks have become a part of life since the pandemic began, because they're the most effective means to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Claros Technologies, St. Paul, Minn., a spinoff from the University of Minnesota, has developed a mask that it says is capable of killing the virus. Mike Miller, the president […]

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Ascend to produce anti-viral surgical mask

July 13th, 2020

Ascend Performance Materials announced recently that it has submitted its first FDA 510(k) for clearance to market its patent-pending Acteev™ technology in the U.S. in a medical device: a surgical mask under a new brand called Acteev Biodefend™. Independent laboratory testing has found Acteev materials to achieve greater than 99 percent efficacy at deactivating bacteria, […]

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