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Canadian-made mask proven to be first to deactivate coronavirus

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Canadian-made mask proven to be first to deactivate coronavirus

https://dailyhive.com/toronto/uoft-scie ... oronavirus

The researchers tested and established that the virus SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19, cannot be “recovered” after being applied to a TrioMed Active mask.

Within minutes, the external surface of the TrioMed Active mask deactivates over 99% of COVID-19 suspension.
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Pardon wrote: https://dailyhive.com/toronto/uoft-scie ... oronavirus

The researchers tested and established that the virus SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19, cannot be “recovered” after being applied to a TrioMed Active mask.

Within minutes, the external surface of the TrioMed Active mask deactivates over 99% of COVID-19 suspension.
The masks will be made available to consumer purchase on July 20. I have it listed on disposable-masks-medical-grade-2388891/ under ASTM level 3 category
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The site getting hammered or something? Can't access it for some reason.

Edit: https://i3biomedical.com/consumer/ is down for now. But really glad there is a mask like this, developed by Canadians.
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They WERE (and may still be) available at:

Gray's Compounding Pharmacy in Kimberley, British Columbia
https://www.facebook.com/grayspharmacy/ ... =3&theater

Easton Place Selkirk in Selkirk, Manitoba
https://www.facebook.com/eastonplacemb/ ... =3&theater

You may also find them at select McKesson pharmacies (i.e. Rexall, Guardian, IDA, Medicine Shoppe, Proxim, Remedy's RX and UniPrix)
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Can anyone find the research paper that speaks to the tests done on the coating?

I find it a bit weird that their spec shit bears the Health Canada logo, yet the product isn’t listed on HC’s website (or am I missing it).

https://i3biomedical.com/wp-content/upl ... ouchML.pdf

The coating is made in Canada. Are the masks made in Canada too?
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Nyl wrote: The site getting hammered or something? Can't access it for some reason.

Edit: https://i3biomedical.com/consumer/ is down for now. But really glad there is a mask like this, developed by Canadians.
the RFD effect
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amz155 wrote: Can anyone find the research paper that speaks to the tests done on the coating?

I find it a bit weird that their spec shit bears the Health Canada logo, yet the product isn’t listed on HC’s website (or am I missing it).

https://i3biomedical.com/wp-content/upl ... ouchML.pdf

The coating is made in Canada. Are the masks made in Canada too?
Triiodide is the chemical used by TrioMed
https://www.yumpu.com/en/document/read/ ... technology

I believe this US patent speaks to the application of the material in question: https://patents.justia.com/patent/20130039968
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amz155 wrote: Thanks...have you seen anything specifically related to masks?
I believe it is the same technology across all of their products - the masks are very recent addition to their product lineup if I understood correctly.
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5 masks for $10.00
or $2 / disposable non re-usable mask
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oicthat2013 wrote: 5 masks for $10.00
or $2 / disposable non re-usable mask
At that price, might as well buy N95.
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I am assuming its some form of 'soap' like coating.. which breaks the 'fat' cell of the virus..
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It's been on the market for 11 months now, and there's still no study or article by this company or an independent source validating the company's claims.
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QuicKi7 wrote: It's been on the market for 11 months now, and there's still no study or article by this company or an independent source validating the company's claims.
This does make me a bit suspicious of its value and use.
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m2m wrote: This does make me a bit suspicious of its value and use.
"According to Gray-Owen, while the CL3 lab is a research facility rather than a validation lab, "

Might be instead of vaccines,we just head out mask lol
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QuicKi7 wrote: It's been on the market for 11 months now, and there's still no study or article by this company or an independent source validating the company's claims.
Because this product made no scientific or practical sense from day one.

As the CDC test show, most quality surgical masks offer good enough filtration efficiency, so this coating offers no value. The issue is fit. No matter how good the material is, a surgical mask isn't form fitting like an N95 respirator. And those leaks is how the virus enters.
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Spinner wrote: Because this product made no scientific or practical sense from day one.

As the CDC test show, most quality surgical masks offer good enough filtration efficiency, so this coating offers no value. The issue is fit. No matter how good the material is, a surgical mask isn't form fitting like an N95 respirator. And those leaks is how the virus enters.
I think the original advantage of the coating was when masks were in low supply and there was an emphasis on re-use and avoiding contamination.

Having said that, if re-use is still relevant like for making masks more eco-friendly, this company should partner with 3M or another mask company to get a coated N95 and N100 version out like designate it N95c or 3M Aura 1870+c for coated, as long a breathability is not compromised by the coating.
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DealsinThe6ix wrote: I think the original advantage of the coating was when masks were in low supply and there was an emphasis on re-use and avoiding contamination.

Having said that, if re-use is still relevant like for making masks more eco-friendly, this company should partner with 3M or another mask company to get a coated N95 and N100 version out like designate it N95c or 3M Aura 1870+c for coated, as long a breathability is not compromised by the coating.
Usually N95s aren't discarded because they loose filtration efficiency with reuse. Either the straps break or they get soiled at which point they have to be discarded.

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