HKUST Develops New Smart Anti-Microbial Coating in the Fight Against COVID-19
Prof. YEUNG King-lun from HKUST’s Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering; Prof. Joseph KWAN, Adjunct Professor from the Division of Environment & Sustainability and Mr. Hamilton HUNG, Chief Marketing Officer of HKUST’s industrial partner Chiaphua Industries Ltd, have developed a Multilevel Antimicrobial Polymer (MAP-1) coating.
This MAP-1 coating is effective in killing viruses, bacteria and even hard-to-kill spores. MAP1 can inactivate* up to 99.9 per cent of highly-infectious viruses such as measles, mumps and rubella, and 99.99 per cent of the surrogate feline calicivirus (FCV) - a gold standard for disinfection efficiency and is more resistant than coronaviruses such as the one responsible for COVID-19 epidemic.
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