HVAC nanocoating promises to halt viral transmissions of COVID-19 and variantsMarie Donlon | January 14, 2022
An air filter coating designed to halt the viral transmission of COVID-19, including the Omicron and Delta variants, has been developed by nanotech company Curran Biotech.
Capture Coating, which was designed for standard air filters, is reportedly an easy-to-apply nanocoating that rejects liquid-based contagions like SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19, its associated variants, influenzas and rhinoviruses.
According to Curran Biotech, the nanocoating technology has been designed for use in high traffic spaces such as hospitals, offices, prisons, schools and universities. It is also appropriate for use in individual residences.
"We are addressing the need for getting Capture Coating to as many people as we can, as quickly as possible," said Professor Shay Curran, founder of Curran Biotech. "Our coating establishes a permanent, water-repellent, antiviral barrier on the air filter in your home or office. In fact, Capture Coating enables less expensive filters rated as MERV 8 to perform better than MERV 13 without a dramatic change in filter expense or installation of new capital equipment."
Designed for use with all types of fabric and filter media, the superhydrophobic, non-toxic and breathable nanotech coating reportedly halts the virus, its variants and other assorted aqueous airborne contagions at the air filter within heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems.
The coating is available in both ready-to-use sprays or as pretreated air filters, according to the company.