Neutra and S2O2 develop antimicrobial solution to protect surfaces
Neutra, also known as NTRR, is working to deliver the antimicrobial, water-based coating after its joint venture partner Surface to Air Solutions developed the product Shok to protect against the spread of infections and viruses. S2O2's Shok product is based on the same ultraviolet photocatalytic techniques used in operating rooms and hospitals. Without using harmful chemicals, the product can stop the spread of H1N1 influenza, Staphylococcus bacteria and more, according to NTRR.
"Without the use of harmful chemicals, Shok works rapidly and effectively to eliminate infectious dangers in the classroom through long-term sterilization of doorknobs, desks, bathrooms and other school surfaces after only a single application," Sydney Jim, the CEO of NTRR, said.
The combination of poor hygiene, tightly clustered classrooms and shared tasks and learning tools make schools breeding grounds for disease during winter. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an average of 20,000 children under the age of five are hospitalized annually from flu-related complications.
NTRR plans to deliver S2O2's Shok to the global marketplace in 2014.