Covid-19: Aeriashield, a Moskitofree box purging the air from the virus?

Published by Cécile D. · Published on 11 November 2020 at 11h11 · Updated on 12 November 2020 at 11h13
Has a silver bullet against coronavirus been found? The Lille Institut Pasteur has tested and validated Aeriashield, a box developed by Moskitofree that improves the air quality around us. Yet, the institute remains cautious with such a system.

The Moskitofree company usually provides anti-mosquito products. Yet, their latest creation has a greater reach. Aeriashield is a box said to improve the air quality we breathe in indoors, a box with antiviral and antibacterial properties. This system has been tested in laboratory by the Lille Institut Pasteur and delivers encouraging results – although the laboratory urges us not to claim victory too early.

Aeriashield is a system created to kill airborne viruses in closed places like homes and offices. It has been tested by the service of Doctor Michèle Vialette, head of the Microbiological Security Unit and head of the High Security Laboratory at the Lille Institut Pasteur.

Doctor Vialette’s team has been carrying out searchers on the HCoV-229E, a human coronavirus used as a model virus. This virus is different from the SARS-CoV-2, the virus originating Covid-19, but both of them are part of the same coronavirus family. Aeriashield has then been tested on the HCov-229E in laboratory.

According to a study, within five minutes only, 99% of human coronaviruses HCoV-229 have been killed in the air. A very positive and encouraging result we have to put in perspective: the Moskitofree box has for now not proved it was effective on the virus that has spread globally. We can thus hope this technology will be developed and adapted to the SARS-CoV-2 in the upcoming months or years.

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