Many countries are experiencing shortages of masks and other personal protective equipment as a result of the coronavirus
A Luxembourg-based technology firm is pushing its state-of-the art cleaning solutions as a way to decontaminate masks and other personal protection equipment so that they can be reused.
According to a press release issued on 18 May, Molecular Plasma Group has joined forces with the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology to demonstrate the potential use of its atmospheric pressure plasma technology. The tech allows the chemical characteristics of any surface to be permanently modified and offers a gentler alternative to aggressive sterilisation technologies currently in use, which may lead to material degradation.
MPG, which is a 2016 spin-off from List and Belgian public research institute Vito, has received economy ministry support for a first test phase using model viruses expected to last 18 weeks.