Bengaluru: Nanotechnology start-up Log 9 Materials will work with Indian Institute of Science – Bangalore for the ‘CoronaOven’ project. Log 9 Materials found a time-critical, novel technological solution (in the form of a small disinfection chamber that uses UV- C rays to kill Coronaviruses) to deal with the rising threat of the transmission of Covid-19 through object surfaces.
As a part of the collaboration, Log 9 and IISC – Bangalore will be working together to carry out further research and optimization for the existing ‘CoronaOven’-branded products and also launching a number of new variants for the same product. Notably, the CoronaOven sanitization chamber system, which makes use of UV-C light (having wavelength of 253.7 nm) to disinfect surfaces (of various objects, household and grocery items, food items, etc.), has been scientifically reviewed and verified in terms of UV intensity at the laboratories of IISC.
Dr Suryasarathi Bose, Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, said, “The disinfection chamber designed by Log 9 is highly effective and reliable as it radiates multifocal UV-C light on each point of the surface on any object to be sterilized, and the UV intensity/dosage used in this device has been certified and deemed appropriate by IISC. Given the current situation pertaining to Covid-19, such science-backed innovations have become the need of the hour to curb or limit the spread. In view of this, IISC and Log 9’s joint research initiatives will be significant in speeding up further enhancements on the CoronaOven product.”
CoronaOven is a patent-pending technology recently developed by Log 9, basis the scientific principle of UltraViolet germicidal irradiation (a disinfection method applying short-wavelength UVC rays) and an US FDA study which demonstrates that controlled UVC light can permanently damage the RNA sequence of SARS-CoV1 virus and render it incapable of multiplying in living cells. This device can kill all types of viruses/pathogens (including viruses from the Corona family) within 10 minutes approximately and from different types of surfaces, after an object is placed inside the disinfection chamber.
Akshay Singhal, Founder & CEO, Log 9 Materials says, “We at Log 9 are very happy to note that only in less than a month’s time since CoronaOven’s official launch, the product has gained overwhelming response in domestic markets. Now, following the collaboration with IISC-Bangalore, we are all set to roll out several new product variants of CoronaOven customized as per market needs, as well as expedite the optimization of our existing product range. We are confident that our co-branding with IISC will give us a huge mileage and credibility boost to scale up the effectiveness of the CoronaOven project.”