Face masks are essential for protecting ourselves in these times of the COVID-19 pandemic in Singapore and the world. However, the textiles and fabrics used in the mask can absorb and carry viruses and bacteria that can spread to the wearer who the mask is supposed to protect.
When the coronavirus (COVID-19) spread amongst the population in Singapore, Europe and the world, finding a way to provide better protection while allowing for the safe reuse of masks became critical
Revolutionary Anti-viral Technology and The Protection Power of Nanotech
Scientists in Singapore have discovered a revolutionary Anti-viral technology that can inhibit the growth and persistence of bacteria and enveloped viruses, such as coronavirus and influenza on face mask surfaces. This technology is used in new face masks development and design, like that for the Vi-MASK.
Known as "Vi Kang 99", it is a patented Nanotech technology that combines with oxygen and moisture to mimic the natural production of Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS). ROS inactivates viruses and bacteria that comes into contact by damaging the cell membrane within minutes.
What makes the coating unique is its ability to be used in fabric cloth especially face mask fabric cloth, which can be reused over and over again. The technology also has many years of shelf life.
Vi Kang 99 is a Better and Safer Disinfection Method for a More Sustainable World
Most disinfectants or sterilizations leave some residual matter on the surface they have been on and causes immediate biofilm build-up. With a standard disinfection, not all pathogens/micro-organisms are killed and it leaves residual matter of inert viruses and bacteria.
Using Vi Kang 99 technology to eradicate viruses on face masks surfaces provides the added benefit, in that the photocatalytic reaction destroys a broad spectrum of organisms converting them into carbon dioxide and water. It is therefore naturally safer than using any other form of disinfection methods.
Together with Vikang99 technology, the Vi-mask protects against viruses and bacteria, including:
- Coronavirus (229E, human coronavirus)
- H3N2 (1968 Pandemic Human Influenza A)
- EV71 (Enterovirus)
- H1NI (Human Influenza A)
- Polio Virus
- Staphylococcus aureus bacteria
- Klebsiella pneumoniae bacteria
Coronaviruses are a type of virus. There are many different kinds, and some cause disease.
H3N2 is a subtype of the influenza virus that causes influenza. It caused a pandemic in 1968.
EV71 is also known as Enterovirus A71, is a virus of the genus Enterovirus in the Picornaviridae family. It causes severe neurological disease and hand, foot, and mouth disease in children.
Polio Virus is the virus that causes Polio, a highly infectious viral disease that can be deadly. When the Polio virus invades the nervous system, it can cause paralysis of the body. The virus is usually transmitted through contaminated food and water.
Staphylococcus aureus bacteria. This bacteria is a member of the Firmicutes, and is a usual member of the microbiota of the body. Its frequently found in the upper respiratory tract and on the skin. The bacteria can cause skin infections as well as food poisoning.
Pneumoniae can cause A Klebsiella infection. It happens when K. pneumoniae directly enter the body. This usually occurs due to person-to-person contact. Depending on the location of the infection, the infected person may develop Pneumonia, Urinary tract infection or even liver damage.
As you can see, there are many different viruses and bacteria, you need to keep away from to avoid getting sick. And it is very important that you protect yourself and your families and friends. Everyone can do their part to protect the whole community, by wearing a good, reliable and comfortable mask. It also helps if the mask looks great fashionably, just like the Vi-mask.
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