New UK aerosol sanitiser can kill SARS-CoV-2

An anti-viral and anti-bacterial aerosol spray developed in Wales, UK, has been proven to kill the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19.

The Biosan Total-Release Sanitiser was developed by Genesis Biosciences in its laboratories in Cardiff and follows the launch of its General Purpose Sanitiser, which has been on the market since March.

The total-release sanitiser offers a straightforward and effective method of disinfection of large spaces via a pressurised canister to deliver the solution. The product is dispelled into the air by locking the trigger into place, ensuring maximum coverage, and kills harmful pathogens in the area. Within minutes, a fog fills the area to provide complete sanitation of the area. Alternatively, an aerosol can also be used to disinfect surfaces such as door handles and other touch-points, such as keyboards and light switches.

Primary end-users include education settings, communal public spaces and vehicles, and hospitality venues.

Dr Emma Saunders, general manager of Genesis Biosciences, said: “Our anti-viral products have all received official confirmation that they are effective against the COVID-19-causing coronavirus.

“The aerosol is ideal for treating larger, enclosed areas such as offices, buses, and hotel rooms. It can simply be released and left for around 15 minutes for complete coverage up to 100 m3.

“With no residue, it means there is no aftercare required, such as wiping down surfaces or clearing excess or waste product.”

The product has been tested according to BS EN 14476 and was manufactured in accordance with international standards ISO 9001, developed by Genesis Biosciences’ microbiology and chemical engineering experts.

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