Singapore’s Straits Times reported on May 16th, 2020 that a study recently published in the USA has confirmed and validated what Big Red already knew! That BRShield effectively destroys the Covid-19 virus on contact and continues to provide ongoing, long lasting killing power for over 90 days!
The paper by researchers at the University of Arizona (UA), which has not yet been peer-reviewed, found that the amount of virus on coated surfaces reduced by 90 per cent in 10 minutes and by 99.9 per cent in two hours, suggesting the treatment as a new line of defense against the COVID-19 virus.
Prof. Charles Gerba, a microbiologist at UA who was the study’s senior author, told AFP the technology was “the next advancement in infection control”. The paper went on to say “A specially formulated antimicrobial coating can keep surfaces clear of a human coronavirus for up to 90 days with just one application.”
Prof. Gerba explained that the coating works by “denaturing the virus’ proteins, effectively twisting them out of shape and attacking its protective layer of fat rendering it incapable of further replication or disease transmission.”
Finally, Prof. Gerba added “I think it’s mostly important for high-use surfaces like subways and buses, because you could disinfect them but then the next people that come in there will re-contaminate the surfaces”
BIOPROTECT™ Get Its Results Validated Against COVID-19 by Two Viral Labs
More recently, on June 4th this evidence was even more firmly corroborated. The Global Virus Network (GVN), a coalition comprised of the world’s preeminent human and animal virologists from 53 Centers of Excellence and 10 Affiliates in 32 countries, announced that two of its Centers of Excellence, the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity in Melbourne, Australia and the Rega Medical Research Institute of KU Leuven, Belgium, demonstrated that a formulation called ‘BIOPROTECT™’ eradicates SARS-CoV-2 (the unique coronavirus that causes COVID-19) on surfaces and provides continuous residual viricidal activity for more than six weeks.
Dr. Christian Bréchot, President of the GVN stated “The results of the tests conducted by the Doherty and the Rega Institutes clearly demonstrate that BIOPROTECT™ eradicates SARS-CoV-2 on surfaces and provides continuous residual antimicrobial protection for an extended period of time.” He added “It is clear that effective antimicrobials will be extremely important in containing the COVID-19 pandemic, given the time it will take to implement mass vaccination and fully develop novel therapies. In this context, we are not aware of any microbicide surface treatment that continuously prohibits the growth and surface transmissibility of SARS-CoV-2 for an extended period of time. This represents a significant breakthrough in inhibiting the spread of COVID-19 by preventing surfaces from being contaminated by the virus and stopping the spread of the virus through contact with contaminated surfaces.”
Here in Singapore, Big Red have been using this product, known as ‘BRShield’ as one of the cornerstones of the ‘CoVid 19 Eradication Programme’. Dr Martin Blake, Chief Technical Advisor to Big Red confirmed that “Big Red are so confident that their product, ‘BRShield’ actually provides an unparalleled 180 days of ongoing disinfection” Dr Blake added, “Big Red also provides a full 180 day money back guarantee should that efficacy ever be proven otherwise.”
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