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Lovemoney Logo By lovemoney staff of Lovemoney | Slide 2 of 36: As COVID-19 can linger on certain surfaces for days, scientists have been scrambling to create potent antiviral coatings. A spray developed by the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) in April uses heat-sensitive polymers that release disinfectants on human contact and can offer protection for up to 90 days. Meanwhile, researchers at Israel's Ben-Gurion University of the Negev revealed that they were working on a similar nano-metal and polymer-based coating in May, which they want to be effective for months at a time.

Anti-infection coatings

As COVID-19 can linger on certain surfaces for days, scientists have been scrambling to create potent antiviral coatings. A spray developed by the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) in April uses heat-sensitive polymers that release disinfectants on human contact and can offer protection for up to 90 days. Meanwhile, researchers at Israel's Ben-Gurion University of the Negev revealed that they were working on a similar nano-metal and polymer-based coating in May, which they want to be effective for months at a time.

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