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Active Masks with Virus Neutralizing Properties

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Summary of the technology

Active Masks with Virus Neutralizing Properties

Professors Willner and Pikarsky are developing masks and possible ventilation systems that will contain virus neutralizing properties. They have undertaken the development of matrices that neutralize pathogens which can be incorporated into fabrics, paper, or nonreactive particles such as silica or alumina.

Project ID : 47-2020-10888

Covid-19 Innovation Challenges by Innoget

Description of the technology

Professors Willner and Pikarsky are developing masks and possible ventilation systems that will contain virus neutralizing properties. They have undertaken the development of matrices that neutralize pathogens which can be incorporated into fabrics, paper, or nonreactive particles such as silica or alumina.

The matrices are based on the combination of nanoparticle catalysts and/or biocatalysts with “green” chemical components (such as glucose/fructose and ascorbic acid-vitamin C).

Active neutralization matrices comprising inexpensive biocompatible compositions and catalytic nanoparticles yield reactive oxygen species (ROS) that effectively destroy pathogens. The source for the ROS intermediates is air (oxygen).

Project manager

Mel Larrosa
VP Business Development Healthcare

Project researchers

Itamar Willner
HUJI, Faculty of Science
The Institute of Chemistry

Eli Pikarsky
HUJI, School of Medicine - IMRIC
Immunology and Cancer Research

Technology Owner

Covid-19 Innovation Challenges by Innoget

Innovation Intermediary

Related keywords

  • Biological Sciences
  • Virus, Virology / Antibiotics / Bacteriology
  • Protecting Man and Environment
  • Safety
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Covid-19

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