CASPR NC2i technology uses nano-technologies and a very specific UV bulb to generate friendly oxidants through an advanced photo-catalytic process. These friendly oxidants have been shown to substantially reduce microbial populations and inactivate viruses on surfaces.
Severe Accute Respiratory Syndrom Corona Virus – explained
The virus SARS-CoV2 is a positive and single stranded RNA virus belonging to a family of enveloped coronavirus- es. Its genome is about 29.7kb, which is one of the largest among RNA viruses. The SARS virus has 13 known genes and 14 known proteins. SARS-Coronavirus follows the replication strategy typical of the Coronavirus genus.
SARS-CoV2 particles as seen by negative stain electron microscopy. The morphology of the SARS coronavirus is characteristic of the coronavirus family as a whole. These viruses have large pleomorphic spherical particles with bulbous surface projections that form
a corona around particles.
The internal component of the shell is a single-stranded helical ribonucleoprotein. There are also long surface projections that protrude from the lipid envelope. The size of these particles is in the 80–90 nm range.
Infection Prevention – Surface disinfection
The main source of infection is contact with body fluids from infected people or inanimate objects that have been exposed to contaminated body fluid. Therefore there are a number of interventions that are required to help control transmission, such as protective clothing, isolation, environmental cleaning and disinfection, hand washing etc. All of these processes are required in the event of an isolated infection or outbreak.
As the NC2i-rich air reaches interior surfaces, it continues to work, assisting in the maintenance of cleaning programs long after cleaners and disinfectants have evaporated. The same processes go to work inside ducts, on tables and counters, bathroom tiles, doorknobs, and almost every surface you can touch, helping to insure and maintain a more thorough cleaning regimen.
SARS-CoV2 is an enveloped virus and CASPR NC2i technology has been shown to be effective against enveloped viruses (Inactivation of Influenza A H1N1 using NC2i – Microchem Laboratory Texas – January 2018). It is important to stress that NC2i is not intended as a substitute for cleaning or removing dirt, debris or other physical sources of contamination).
CASPR NC2i was tested against Influenza A virus on inanimate surfaces and was found to inactivate 100% of the exposed viruses. (Influenza A is an enveloped virus)