RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Researchers from Nanox, a company in São Paulo, sponsored by the Fapesp Innovative Research in Small Businesses Program (PIPE), developed a fabric with silver microparticles on its surface that proved to be capable of deactivating the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. In laboratory tests, the material was able to eliminate 99.9 percent of the virus after two minutes of contact.
The material was developed in cooperation with researchers from the Institute of Biomedical Sciences of the University of São Paulo (ICB-USP), the Universitat Jaume I, Spain, and the Center for Development of Functional . . .