LANXESS disinfectant kills coronavirus SARSCoV2 in just 60 seconds

LANXESS disinfectant kills coronavirus SARSCoV2 in just 60 seconds

10:42 AM, 31st July 2020
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LANXESS' Rely+On Virkon virucidal hard surface disinfectant proven to protech against the COVID-19 virus.

MUMBAI, INDIA: LANXESS said its Rely+On Virkon broad spectrum disinfectant demonstrates extremely rapid efficacy against the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

This is the finding of a recent study LANXESS commissioned through independent analysis laboratory Microbac Laboratories Inc, in accordance with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) compliant test methods, for products intended for virucidal hard surface disinfection.

Rely+On Virkon achieved rapid and complete inactivation of the SARS-CoV-2 virus at a dilution ratio of 1:100 in just 60 seconds, and at an economical 1:600 in-use dilution with a 10 minute contact time.

Corresponding efficacy data has to be provided for disinfectants that claim to combat SARS-CoV-2. Microbac is one of the few testing laboratories worldwide that US health authority CDC (Center for Disease Control) has certified to undertake such tests.

“Neither a vaccine nor generally approved medications are currently available to us in the fight against the global coronavirus pandemic. So alongside social distancing and hand-washing, disinfection remains a highly important means to help prevent the spread of this life-threatening respiratory illness,” said Anneliese Bischof, business director, disinfection, LANXESS.

Rely+On Virkon is a powder disinfectant concentrate diluted in water for application as a spray on hard surfaces and equipment (non-medical). It can therefore help to reduce the risk of cross-contamination from surfaces, door handles, tables or chairs during disinfection measures at public transport terminals, airports, hospitals, clinics, shopping malls etc.

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