new nanomaterial, based on copper nanoparticles, inhibits the spread of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. “This new technology consists of nanoparticles that they interact with the coronavirus proteins, modifying them through an oxidation mechanism and blocking their ability to infect human cells”, Says José Miguel Palomo, member of  GlycoNanoProbes COST Action 19132 and team leader in this development, at the head of the Biological Chemistry and Biocatalysis group of the Institute of Catalysis and Petroleochemistry of the CSIC (ICP-CSIC), Spain. The material, is applicable in coating of surgical masks, in protective fabrics for hospital use, and in coating of contact surfaces, such as railings or knobs in hospitals, public buildings and public transport.

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