A German pen manufacturer has developed what it calls the world’s first virus-killing ballpoint pen.

Encased in a plastic antimicrobial coating, the new ball point pen from Messmer, dubbed the Protect Pen, neutralizes viruses, including the coronavirus, according to its developers.

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While the company has so far guarded the list of ingredients used in the making of the coating, they believe such pens would be suitable for high-traffic areas such as hospitals or clinics and at restaurants and bars where patrons are required to fill out contract tracing forms, oftentimes using the same pen.

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