Door handle-sterilising device could help tackle virus, say entrepreneurs

Brian Cunningham and Maurice McDonagh say they have already sold about 5,000 units are their device worldwide

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer @whytebarry
29th March, 2020
Door handle-sterilising device could help tackle virus, say entrepreneurs
Maurice McDonagh (left) & Brian Cunningham, of Handle Hygiene Sanitising System. Picture: Fergal Phillips

Two Enterprise Ireland-backed entrepreneurs claim they have invented a door-handle sterilising device that can help tackle the Covid-19 coronavirus, but say they are “still experiencing resistance from some health authorities”.

The device was invented in 2011 in response to the MRSA superbug by mechanical engineer Brian Cunningham and Maurice McDonagh, a Dublin businessman whose brother Brian objected to Apple’s planned, but now cancelled, billion-euro data centre in Athenry.

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