GuelphToday: Guelph researcher develops new antiviral material for face masks

Seyyedarash Haddadi, a Guelph researcher has invented a new antiviral material for face masks designed to thwart transmission of COVID-19. Haddadi pivoted his original research on anticorrosion coatings toward virus prevention when the pandemic hit. He created a new compound that is a first-of-its-kind, low-cost and more than 99 per cent effective antimicrobial fabric coating, the innovation organization Mitacs said in a media release. 

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