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Verification of inhibitory effect of nanoe X, technology with the benefits of hydroxyl radicals on novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2)

Panasonic has announced that, in collaboration with Texcell, the global contract research organisation, Texcell has verified the inhibitory effect of the nanoe X, technology with the benefits of hydroxyl radicals on the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2).

 

nanoe X, the original ioniser to generate “nano-sized atomized water particles” is developed by Panasonic. It is an electrostatic atomization technology, that collects invisible moisture in the air and applies high voltage to it to produce “hydroxyl radicals contained in water”. The decisive factor is the existence of hydroxyl radicals inside nanoe X. Hydroxyl radicals are characterised by being strongly oxidative and highly reactive.

Panasonic has been conducting research on this technology since 1997, and has verified its effectiveness in a variety of areas, including inhibiting certain pathogenic microorganism (bacteria, fungi, and viruses) and allergens, breaking down PM 2.5 components that have adverse effects on the human body*2.

In 2012, Panasonic conducted a virus clearance test with a third-party organisation and confirmed the effectiveness of each of the four categories in terms of biological characteristics. Based on this result, Panasonic announced that 'hydroxyl radicals contained in water' technology could be expected to have an inhibitory effect on new viruses.

The novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) of the current global pandemic is one such new type of virus and testing with Texcell has now confirmed that the nanoe X does have an inhibitory effect on this virus. This testing was carried out in a closed laboratory environment and was not designed to assess its efficacy in uncontrolled living spaces.

Panasonic will continue to pursue the potential of nanoe X technology to address possible risks associated with air pollution such as new pathogenic microorganisms, with the aim of creating cleaner environments for people around the world.

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