antiviral protection being tested by IMM - Instituto de Medicina Molecular
They are the first tissue masks in the world capable of inactivating the new coronavirus. MOxAd-Tech, of Portuguese origin, reduces the transmission of SARS-CoV-2 by more than 99%.
La mascarilla, denominada MO x ATech, se encuentra a la venta desde abril, pero su capacidad de inactivar el virus se ha confirmado ahora . Este equipo de protección, que cuenta con un revestimiento que neutraliza el virus cuando entra en contacto, ha sido desarrollado gracias a la colaboración público-privada entre el fabricante textil Adalberto, la empresa minorista MO de Sonae Fashion, el centro tecnológico CITEVE, el iMM y la Universidade do Minho.
A mask developed in Portugal is the first one that has proven capable of inactivating the coronavirus. The effectiveness was proven from tests carried out by the João Lobo Antunes Institute of Molecular Medicine, in Lisbon. On this subject, we now speak with Pedro Simas, virologist at the institute who coordinated the studies.
After successfully passing the tests carried out by the João Lobo Antunes Institute of Molecular Medicine, it became the first mask capable of inactivating the SARS-CoV-2 virus. They cost 10 euros.
In Portugal, businessmen, scientists and academics joined a project to develop the first mask in the world with the capacity to eliminate the new coronavirus. Over the course of two months, several studies were carried out that ended up confirming that the masks are in fact unique in the world.
A partnership between several Portuguese companies and scientific and academic centers allowed the development of a mask that inactivates the virus that causes covid-19, endorsed by the João Lobo Antunes Institute of Molecular Medicine (iMM), in Lisbon, according to the EFE agency.
The first textile and reusable mask with proven capacity to inactivate the new coronavirus, responsible for covid-19, was created in Portugal, in a cooperation project between the business, academic and scientific community, was announced today.
The mask successfully passed the tests performed by the João Lobo Antunes Institute of Molecular Medicine. The tests revealed an effective inactivation of the virus even after 50 washes.
Coronavirus breakthrough: Reusable face mask capable of 'inactivating virus' launched. PORTUGAL has made a breakthrough in the battle against COVID-19 after launching a reusable mask capable of inactivating the virus.
Portugal has launched a reusable mask which is reported to neutralize or “inactivate” the virus. The news has been widely reported as a breakthrough in the battle against Covid-19
This product was developed with the most advanced textile technologies available in the market, with the purpose of protecting their wearears of microbial contamination.
Water repellency technology is being used to repel and avoid droplets of water to burst upon contact with the treated surface and to prevent its subsequent release of organic material on surfaces close to the face of the consumer.
It is a technology that does not leave the textile substract upon usage or washing.
The combination of smart design, formulation and technologies acts as formidable protection barrier, above and beyond any other product available in the market for the general population.
The product is engineered to avoid microbial contamination and designed to act and eliminate threats in the scenario of fabric contamination.
The product will reduce the risk of transporting active bacteria and virus from the exterior to consumers houses as well as from person to person.
Laboratorial results indicate that our fabrics (AD-PROTECT) treated with our active ingredients are effective in the inactivation of viruses. Tests were performed according to the official ISO viricidal test standard.
All products are engineered to be washed at low temperatures and without the need for fabric softener. We want the users to protect their garments and the environment.
The mask being comercialized Adalberto is certified by Citeve at level 2 - Professional Use for COVID-19, with the number 6921/2020, for at least 10 washes.
We are awaiting the results of the tests that state the maximum ammount of washes that can hold the same properties in respect the retention of particles and permeability.
This mask was developed with innovative functional finishing technologies that give it properties of protection, meaning, an antimicrobial that allows the neutralization of bacteria and virus, that in any fabric is resistent to 50 washes. These finishing technologies are tested in licensed european laboratories.
There is no need for special storage of any of the products.
Studies demonstrate similar effects throughout time. There is no indication time plays any significant role in the degradation of the protective qualities of the product.
The product was constructed with the validation and counseling of several medical doctors with different specialties and backgrounds. It can be used by doctors but it is not engineered to comply with medical regulation, nor to be used as their workwear.
On direct comparison terms, our mask offers several protection systems compared to the standard of particles retention measured in most international norms.
An independent, certified lab, certified our product as a level 2 social mask. We have a score of 95% of particle retention with a diameter greater than 3μm, according to the norm MI 142-CITEVE.
We also have measurements of the masks breathability with certified results of 9,8L of air per minute. The result falls within internationally accepted parameters according to the test norm EN ISO 9237:1995.
There is little regulation or norms regarding masks with particle repellency and microbial protection as we offer.
Virucidal activity currently confidential. Independent tests were performed in several encapsulated viruses with very promising results.
Today there are tests being performed to verify for the efficiency of the product formulation in the inactivation of SARS-CoV-2.
A set of laboratorial tests can be used as an indication of the effectiveness of the product. It is also important to disclaim that laboratorial tests are performed in controlled environments.
They represent all possible contamination scenarios in real world environment.
A laboratorial result demonstrating the efficiency of this product in eliminating or inactivating SARS-CoV-2 does not emit, nor is valid as a certification of product against this or any other