Nanotech filter coating in fight against corona pandemic
Prof. Curran’s company Curran Biotech, Houston, TX/USA, already developed this hydrophobic coating a few years ago to waterproof surfaces like masonry, wood and concrete. However, he recently shifted his focus toward the fight against Covid-19.
“Rather than just using a form of detergent to kill bacteria, viruses, or fungi in real time - having no lasting benefit - we address the problem of protecting buildings from transmission differently: a new methodology of stopping contagions at the surface of air filters. Our coatings reject liquid-based contaminants. SARS-CoV-2, for example, in its most infectious state is surrounded by a liquid mucus; using that knowledge we can physically stop the virus at the filter surface and capture it in our Capture Coating”, he says.