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Enhanced copper surface kills bacteria in minutes

20 December, 2021 by Lauren Davis

Researchers have developed a new copper product that kills bacteria more than 100 times faster and more effectively than standard copper.


Face mask filter acts like Velcro for coronavirus

09 December, 2021

Scientists have developed a formulation to increase the effectiveness of face mask filters at trapping coronavirus particles, retaining up to 99.6% of the virus.


Face shield deactivates SARS-CoV-2, multi-resistant bacteria

02 November, 2021

Researchers manufactured a transparent face shield with intrinsic antimicrobial activity that protects the person and prevents infectious waste.


Copper-treated face masks deactivate SARS-CoV-2

07 May, 2021

Materials technology company Xefco has developed a groundbreaking antiviral technology that has the ability to destroy viruses and bacteria within minutes.


Paper-based medical gowns help protect against COVID-19

18 March, 2021

Researchers have created medical gowns for healthcare workers and first responders using paper laminated with a coating of polyethylene — a lightweight thermoplastic.


Bollé Safety Ninka eye shield

01 January, 2021

Ninka protective eyewear is specifically designed for the healthcare and service industries, for use where there are dangers associated with splashes and droplets.


N95 masks can now be recharged and reused

22 December, 2020

Tokyo researcher Kaori Sugihara has shown that sterilised N95 masks can be returned to use after being recharged using a van de Graaff generator.


Nasal spray developed to protect against SARS-Cov-2

25 November, 2020

A nasal spray that can provide effective protection against the SARS-Cov-2 virus has been developed, using materials already cleared for use in humans.


Fabric masks prove effective at virus filtration

25 September, 2020

Testing of commonly available fabric masks has found they significantly reduce the number of aerosolised viruses a wearer could be exposed to.


Recyclable nano-filter for face masks developed

01 September, 2020

Korean researchers have developed a nano-filter that maintains excellent filtering efficiency, even after handwashing.


Ned's Head Personal Protective Face Shields

21 August, 2020

Ned's Head Personal Protective Face Shields have been specially designed to add a layer of protection from sneezes, coughs or other airborne particles.


Can medical face masks be safely re-used?

04 August, 2020 by Lauren Davis

The rise in demand for face masks has led to global shortages and makeshift solutions. But are these solutions effective?


9 key points to consider when buying face shields

16 July, 2020

Buying face shields and PPE amidst COVID-19 is a challenging task, as there are many aspects that are important to consider and can be potentially overlooked.


Sterilisable 'shield' helps protect healthcare workers

03 July, 2020

The device serves as a physical shield to reduce the risk of exposure to pathogens for healthcare workers performing procedures on COVID-19 patients.


Antimicrobial compound added to face masks

24 June, 2020

Scientists have developed a sustainable way to extract an antimicrobial compound from seeds — a compound that killed 99% of harmful bacteria in lab tests.


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