DIAT Pune make nanotech-based Covid-19 killer spray

Pune, June 8 (IANS) The Defence Institute of Advanced Technology (DIAT) here has developed a nanotechnology-based disinfectant spray to combat the spread of Covid-19, an official said here on Monday.
The water-based spray can be used for disinfecting all types of surfaces and its effect lasts for over 24 hours, said an official of DIAT – a deemed university.
Named as ‘ANANYA’, the spray can be easily used on masks, PPEs, hospital linen and other likely contaminated surfaces like medical instruments, lift buttons, door knobs, corridors, rooms, etc.
The nanotechnology-assisted formulation will not only stop coronavirus from entering the human body but will also kill the virus when it comes in contact with it on any surface.
The spray – with a shelf life of over six months – adheres very effectively to fabrics, plastics and metallic objects, but its toxicity to humans is negligible.
With commercial production underway, it will be available in small bottles or atomizer sprays for use by anyone, from commoners to healthcare workers for personal or large-scale uses, said the official.

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