COVID-19 SURVIVES ON SURFACES FOR
UP TO 19 DAYS
Short for Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 also name covid-19 for the disease the pathogen causes or in General Corona Virus for the family the pathogen belongs to.
Si-Quat VS Sars-Cov-2
Human-to-human transmission of SARS-CoV-2 was confirmed on 20 January 2020, during the first stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. Transmission was initially assumed to occur primarily via respiratory droplets from coughs and sneezes within a range of about 1.8 meters (6 ft).
Laser light scattering trials suggest that speaking is another way of transmission and a far-reaching and under-researched one, indoors, with little air flow. Other studies have suggested that the virus may be spread through the air as well, with air-borne particles potentially being able to transmit the virus.
During human-to-human transmission, an average 1000 infectious SARS-CoV-2 virions are thought to initiate a new infection. Our Si-Quat coatings will help reduce the number of infectious particles fast making the spread through respiratory particles that have landed onto surfaces or are passed on through contact, less likely to be able to infect people, even in short amount of time.
Studies have shown that on untreated smooth surfaces this virus can survive for weeks. Around a room temperature of 20 degrees Celsius, the coronavirus could last for 28 days on surfaces. At higher temperatures, the survival time decreased as the temperature increased.
Sars-Cov-2 has been on everyones mind for most of 2020 and will be for the years to come. It was therefor important to us that our anti-viral coating was tested against this Sars-Cov-2 pathogen and the Covid-19 disease it causes.
Si-Quat VS Enveloped Virus
the Novel Corona virus is a so called Enveloped virus. The virus is attracted to the molecule based on a electrostatic charge in the silane quaternary ammonium. The long molecule spike on the Si-Quat active molecule penetrates the outer membrane of the virus, exposing the extremely sensitive RNA within the molecule. Once the RNA is exposed it does not stand a chance and is immediately neutralized.
Sars-Cov-2 (Corona Virus) Mutations
Because of the mechanical kill of the silane quat used in the Si-Quat coating, mutations in the RNA structure of a virus not not change the effectiveness of the anti-viral coating against the this or other corona viruses. The coating will remain as effective against mutations that happen within the virus.
Family classification: Corona Virus
Scientific name: Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2
Class: positive-sense single-stranded RNA (+ssRNA) virus, with a single linear RNA segment
Species: Severe acute respiratory syndrome–related coronavirus
Virus: Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2
For AFFIX Labs the enveloped virus is the symbol used for its antiviral coatings.