KUSHIM CARING DESIGN is a nature-based system combining different technologies that address a number of issues: on the one hand, synthetic Uv-C lamps act on the surrounding air in the same way as Uv-C in sunlight, illuminating the biological material of viruses made up of RNA and DNA. The action of the light breaks up the bonds making up the genetic material of the pathogens and allows the formation of secondary bonds which prevent its proper functioning, thereby blocking the ability of viruses to replicate, as is well demonstrated in recent studies by the Italian National Institute of Astrophysics, in collaboration with the University of Milan (research results are available on the contagio.online/livestreaming website). On the other hand, this technology also consists of a catalyst structure, made of a metal alloy with a honeycomb matrix, mainly composed of TiO2 (titanium dioxide) and other noble metals, through which the air is treated. This process forms hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) which, when diffused in a confined setting, allows for safe, effective and complete sanitation of the exposed air. Called PCO™ - Photo Catalytic Oxidation, this technology was developed and used by NASA for sanitising aerospace mission environments.
PROTOCOL TO EVALUATE THE VIRUCID ACTIVITY OF THE KUSHIM DEVICE ON SARS-CoV-2
DECLARATION OF EFFICACY OF KUSHIM TECHNOLOGY
Experimental tests conducted at the Immuno-Biology Laboratory of the Department of Biomedical and Clinical Sciences – L. Sacco, University of Milan, demonstrate that Kushim Technology is able to abate the viral load of SARS-CoV-2 inoculated in liquid phase on a surface.
Exposure of SARS-CoV-2 to air treated for 30 minutes with Kushim Technology, in a 28m3 environment showed 1 log (90%) reduction in viral load, which is greater than the natural decay of the virus verified in the control test, performed under the same conditions but without the use of Kushim technology.
For more technical and scientific information, we recommend to watch the video of Contagio Congresso - 3 February 2021:
Speech by Dr. Giorgia Sironi and Prof. Mara Biasin: UV vs SARS-COV-2: natural and artificial ultraviolet radiation and the pandemic