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Protective Masks - Mask with Active Ingredient
A medical protective mask from Canada offers protection against viruses (and bacteria) of all kinds: Triomed Iodine Technology is the name of the only mask with an active ingredient. Iodine, one of the oldest disinfectants, is integrated into the mask structure - is completely odorless, skin-friendly and hypoallergenic.
This not only protects the others, but also the mask wearer. According to the manufacturer and university report (from Toronto University in Canada and one of the leading US American test laboratories, Nelson Labs in Salt Lake City in the US state of Utah), every virus and bacterium that hits the mask is "destroyed" within a few minutes.
This technology was developed 12 years ago by that company, which developed the masks during the Ebola epidemic, brought it onto the market in response against possible SARS viruses epidemics and patented it.
Since Ebola and SARS played a subordinate role in Europe, the mask also remained largely unknown. However, some large Austrian companies are already using this active protection for their employees.
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U of T tests show Canadian-made mask
deactivates 99% of SARS-CoV-2 virus
Professor Scott Gray-Owen says I3 BioMedical’s proprietary TrioMed Active coating material had previously been demonstrated to kill most microbes on contact, and was shown to remain directly coupled to the outside surfaces of masks rather than leach out into the environment or onto the skin of wearers.
“They had done this before with other bacterial and viral pathogens including influenza, and we extended these studies for them to show that SARS-CoV-2 was also susceptible,” Gray-Owen said.
U of T lab results finds coating on mask
'deactivates' 99% of SARS-CoV-2 virus
Professor Scott Gray-Owen at the university’s department of molecular genetics at the Faculty of Medicine said the coated mask can protect the mask-wearer in several ways — if the mask-wear is infected with the CoV-2 virus and sneezes, those droplets would get caught in the coating and deactivated on their way out, so they don’t infect others around them.
“But also, if someone was beside me and they were infected and they talked to me and it got on the outside of my mask, or if my hands were contaminated and I touch my mask, then it should deactivate that. It should in theory, have a protective effect.”
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Canadian-made mask proven to be first to deactivate coronavirus
A team of scientists at the University of Toronto has confirmed the first mask that deactivates coronavirus.
Within minutes, the external surface of the TrioMed Active mask deactivates over 99% of COVID-19 suspension.
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In an interview with U of T News, Christine Allen, associate vice-president and vice-provost of strategic initiatives, praised Gray-Owen and emphasized the importance of his research.
“His efforts helped [I3 BioMedical Inc.] bring its essential health innovation to market, supporting a made-in-Canada solution to the pressing need for personal protective equipment for frontline health-care workers,” said Allen.