Guwahati, Oct 20: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati in collaboration with Berger Paints, has developed an alcohol-free disinfectant which can protect surfaces from bacteria, germs and COVID-like viruses for a period of 24 hours and prevent its spread.
The multi-surface protector named “BreatheEasy Safe 24” can protect surfaces such as desks, car seats, door handles, keys, buttons, bags, etc from viruses, the institute claims.
Developed by Prof. Biman B. Mandal, department of biosciences and bioengineering, and his research team at IIT Guwahati, the innovation is designed on the Advanced Nanosilver Technology and is a specially-formulated alcohol free and environment-friendly product.
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The product stays active for an extended period of hours on the application surface. Its special formulation forms a protective nano-silver coating which fights bacteria and virus as validated by standard protocols.
One can simply use the product by spraying it from a distance of 20 to 25 cm and wipe the surface after 30 seconds of spraying.