'This Is a Game-Changer': UMN Spinoff Launches Face Mask It Says Can Kill the Coronavirus

Illustration of coronavirus at the microscopic level

Claros Technologies' antiviral textiles provide enhanced protection from COVID-19 when compared with other masks on the market.

The company is based on research conducted by Abdennour Abbas, PhD, associate professor of bioproducts and biosystems engineering in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Natural Resource Sciences.

"We wanted to build the mask based on science," Abbas declared.

He said the Log3Mask not only kills the virus but also blocks viral droplets from reaching the wearer, and the wearer's droplets from other people.

"When you use regular masks, you are transmitting the virus when you touch the mask, you are transmitting the virus when you dispose of it, when you touch surfaces," Abbas noted.

Watch the news segment on KSTP. (article published Febuary 2021)