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Virus lab confirms nanoe X inhibits coronavirus

GERMANY: A leading viral testing organisation is said to have verified the inhibitory effect of Panasonic’s nanoe X air cleaning technology on the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2).

Panasonic has been conducting research on this technology since 1997 and recently announced the inclusion of nanoe X generators in its PACi and VRF ranges of air conditioners.

The nanoe X generators clean and deodorise the air by producing nano-sized hydroxyl radicals (also known as OH radicals). These have been shown to inhibit the growth of certain pollutants such as allergens, bacteria, viruses, moulds, odours and certain hazardous substances, by breaking them down and inhibiting their unpleasant effects. 

In 2012, Panasonic conducted a virus clearance test with German testing organisation Charles River Biopharmaceutical Services GmbH. Based on the test results, Panasonic announced that hydroxyl radicals 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, a global viral research organisation, and originally a spin-off of the Pasteur Institute of Paris, has now confirmed that the nanoe X does have an inhibitory effect on this virus. 

The comparative verification was conducted in a 45 litre test space containing the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) with and without exposure to nanoe X. Over 99.99% of virus activity was said to have been inhibited within 2 hours.

It notes, however, that the verification was designed to generate basic research data on the effects of nanoe X on the novel coronavirus in laboratory conditions different from those found in living spaces. It was not designed to evaluate product performance.

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