United States, Illinois, Chicago - 09-01-2020 (PR Distribution™) -
Indian Tech Startup Muse Nanobots Collaborates with US Lab to Validate Nanocoating to inactivate Coronavirus on Contact
As the economy opens up, this Nanocoating can be applied on Textiles and will offer enhanced protection to Frontline Healthcare, Hospitals, Hotels & Restaurant Workers
INDIA, 1st September 2020: Indian Tech Startup Muse Nanobots conducted a study with the U.S.-based Situ Biosciences, an ISO 170205-accredited, independent product test laboratory in Chicago, to understand the effectiveness of its Antiviral Nanocoating on coronavirus 229E.
The study showed that nanocoating inactivated 99.99 per cent of the coronavirus 229E within five minutes of contact time. It was conducted in accordance with ISO 18184, the international standards for determining antiviral activity of textile products.
As the Indian and global economy begins to open up after months of lockdown, Muse nanocoated textiles can offer enhanced protection for common people to travel and will provide great safety to frontline healthcare, hospital, hotels and restaurant workers.
A demonstration video of the nanocoating can be downloaded by clicking HERE. A video of Mr. Gautam Reddy, Chief Executive Officer, Muse Nanobots, explaining the product can be downloaded by clicking HERE.
Muse Nanobots is a subsidiary of IIT Madras-incubated Muse Wearables, which sells payment-enabled hybrid smartwatches in 70 countries. Muse Nanobots has already filed two patents and is in talks with around 40 Indian companies including Government Research Organizations.
Highlighting the unique aspects of this nanocoating, Mr. Sai Prasanth, Co-founder, Muse Nanobots, “We are one of the first Indian technology companies to prove, via clinical testing and validation, the coating efficacy of our product on Coronavirus. Muse Nanobots coating has also displayed a strong anti-bacterial activity on human pathogenic bacteria such as Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus, among others. It makes the textile surface self-sanitizing and provides a germ resistant surface. ”
Mr. Sai Prasanth added, “Our nanocoating offers substantially enhanced protection and is clinically proven to eliminate as much as 99.99 per cent of Coronavirus. However, there are other ways in which COVID-19 can spread, such as while shaking hands with others or through droplets/coughs and hence, users should adhere to social distancing and follow the guidelines to protect themselves against COVID-19.”
The startup is targeting the installation of their nanocoating machines in around 15 Indian Textile Companies that make regular office and casual attires, sportswear, PPEs, decor industry (curtains, bedsheets) and packaging material makers by end of 2020.
Elaborating on how the Startup is taking this nanocoating technology to the country at large, Mr. Gautam Reddy, CEO, Muse Nanobots said, “Muse Nanobots’ nanocoating machine can coat fabrics at an industrial production scale and can be integrated into the existing textile production facilities. No changes in the textile fabrics observed after the coating process which makes this relevant for various textile applications such as office wear, school uniforms, medical wear, sportswear and wearables, among others. The coating lasts upto 60 washes when washed under 70 degrees Celsius. The coated chemicals do not show any leaching of chemicals.”
Mr. Gautam Reddy added, “We believe that Muse Nanobots antiviral technology is at par with other international technologies such as HeiQ Viroblock, Living Guard and considering our efficiencies of scale, we will be able to give a strong competition in this market with our cost-efficient solutions. As next steps we are also immediately applying for the required regulatory approvals of the U.S. and Europe standards and focus on partnering with international companies to sell Muse Nanobots powered antiviral textiles.”
ABOUT MUSE NANOBOTS:
Muse Nanobots is a new subsidiary of Conzmex Industries Ltd, which operates the brand Muse Wearables. Muse Wearables is a consumer technology startup which designs, develops and sells wearable electronics, consumer mobile internet services. They have launched the world's first payments hybrid smartwatch along with their Muse Health and Muse Pay platforms in 2018 and entered the market by the end of 2019.
Muse Nanobots is a subsidiary of Conzumex Industries Limited. The founding team consists of members from IIT Madras and BITS. Their current management team includes Mr. Gautam Reddy (CEO and Co-Founder), Mr Sai Prasant (Co-Founder and CEO of Conzumex Industries Limited ) and Mr. Alok Tripathy (R&D head).
Picture caption: The Muse Nanobots-developed Nanocoating Machine, which can apply a coating on textiles to inactivate Coronavirus on contact
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