09 Jul New Heated Filter Can ‘Catch and Kill’ COVID-19 Virus
MedicalResearch.com Interview with:
Zhifeng Ren PhD
M. D. Anderson Chair Professor
Department of Physics Director
Texas Center for Superconductivity at UH
University of Houston
MedicalResearch.com: What is the background for this study?
Response: COVID-19 pandemic has been spreading in the whole world in the past a few months, has infected more than 12 million and killed more than 0.5 million people.
We have to find an effective way to catch and kill the SARS-CoV-2 viruses to stop the spread before the vaccine is ready.
MedicalResearch.com: What are the main findings?
Response: We developed a heated filter that can catch and kill the SARS-CoV-2 viruses almost 100% to clean the air whereever needed.
MedicalResearch.com: What should readers take away from your report?
Response: They should be relieved that there is a way to reduce the spread of the pandemic if the system is used everywhere.
MedicalResearch.com: What recommendations do you have for future research as a result of this work?
Response: Further optimize the functions to make it even better for many other viruses and germ.
MedicalResearch.com: Is there anything else you would like to add?
Response: Adoption of this system to every where will help stop the spread of the pandemic so that hospitals can be much safe, kids can go back to schools, people can go back to offices, workers can restart manufacturing, and the society can go back to normal.) Any disclosures? (Yes, the company Medistar filed a patent protection.
Luo Yu, Garrett K. Peel, Faisal H. Cheema, William S. Lawrence, Natalya Bukreyeva, Christopher W. Jinks, Jennifer E. Peel, Johnny W. Peterson, Slobodan Paessler, Monzer Hourani, Zhifeng Ren. Catching and killing of airborne SARS-CoV-2 to control spread of COVID-19 by a heated air disinfection system. Materials Today Physics, 2020; 100249 DOI: 10.1016/j.mtphys.2020.100249
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