Virus-killing mouthguards can become reality: “Looks promising”

A mouthguard that kills bacteria and viruses – that may become a reality in the future.

At Chalmers University of Technology, researchers have invented a virus-killing material that can be used to treat face masks and other protective materials and thus greatly reduce the spread of the corona virus, reports P4 Gothenburg.

“The idea is to coat different types of protective equipment and when the virus comes into contact with the material, the virus is inactivated or killed,” says research leader Martin Andersson, professor of chemistry, to the radio.

Testing of the material is now underway and within a month the scientists at Chalmers know how effective the method is, according to Martin Andersson.

– The first test results look promising. It is not finished but we have good intentions and it seems promising in every way.