Scientists to develop antiviral mask to kill coronavirus on contact

Researchers from the University of Kentucky are currently working on an antiviral mask to kill the coronavirus on contact. This will help protect people better from the said virus. (ALSO READ: Here’s why men are less likely to wear face masks) The team is led by Alumni professor Dibakar Bhattacharyya, a chemical engineering professor and director […]

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Researchers from the University of Kentucky are currently working on an antiviral mask to kill the coronavirus on contact. This will help protect people better from the said virus.

(ALSO READ: Here’s why men are less likely to wear face masks)

The team is led by Alumni professor Dibakar Bhattacharyya, a chemical engineering professor and director at the University of Kentucky’s Center of Membrane Sciences.

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In an interview with LEX18, he said that the basic idea is that the enzymes in the antiviral membrane mask would attach to the spikes on the novel coronavirus. Then, the enzyme would separate those spikes, killing the virus. He also says that one of the most important features of this mask is that it captures the coronavirus.

(ALSO READ: Here’s how to properly wear your face mask to warn against COVID-19)

The National Science Foundation has given Bhattacharyya and the team a $150,000 grant to create these masks. However, there is still no definite timeline of when they will be available.

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