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U of T tests show Canadian-made mask deactivates 99% of SARS-CoV-2 virus

U of T tests show Canadian-made mask deactivates 99% of SARS-CoV-2 virus

UTCProfessor Scott Gray-Owen heads the U of T lab that tested the masks (photo by Nick Iwanyshyn)An antimicrobial coating developed by Quebec company I3 BioMedical Inc. can deactivate more than 99 per cent of SARS-CoV-2 – the virus that causes COVID-19 – on the outer surface of medical masks, tests carried out by University of Toronto scientists have shown.The scientists, led by Professor Scott Gray-Owen of the department of molecular genetics in the Faculty of Medicine, used the faculty’s high-tech containment level three (CL3) lab to test the efficacy of the TrioMed Active Mask’s...

July 16, 2020
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U of T researchers create mirror-image peptides that can neutralize SARS-CoV-2

U of T researchers create mirror-image peptides that can neutralize SARS-CoV-2

Donnelly CentrePost-doctoral researcher Pedro Valiente and Professor Phillip Kim created D-peptides that neutralize the SARS-CoV-2 virus and stop infection of cultured human cells (photos supplied)Researchers at the University of Toronto have created chemical compounds that can neutralize SARS-CoV-2 and several of its variants., the researchers report the creation of D-peptides that neutralize the virus and stop infection of cultured human cells. Known as mirror-image peptides, the compounds have chemical properties that make them suitable for the development of low-cost antiviral...

Oct 28
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