A new approach to decontamination and disease prevention under development in Ireland could play a crucial role in preventing the spread of highly infectious diseases such as the coronavirus.
Aquila Bioscience, a Galway start-up, is developing a chemical-free wearable material that uses complex sugars to neutralise pathogens.
Lokesh Joshi, the company’s co-founder, said the material could be used to make cleansing wipes and protective masks.
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