Sabancı Holding donated 10 tons of next-generation disinfectant to the Ministry of Health to help with the fight against Covid-19. The donation is enough to disinfect an area of 1.5 million square meters. Developed by Sabancı University, the disinfectant Antimic is effective against bacteria and viruses for up to 3 months from application, and is expected to relieve the workload of medical professionals.
Antimic was developed in Sabancı University Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences nanotechnology labs by a team led by Sabancı University Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences Professor Yusuf Menceloğlu, using an ingredient that is known to be effective against SARS, a virus of the same family as coronavirus. Antimic is patented by Sabancı University and has a Type 2 license from the Ministry of Health. The water-based disinfectant is free of heavy metals and persistent toxic chemicals that endanger human health, and remains effective on a wide spectrum of micro-organisms for a long time, providing comfortable protection with the ultra-thin, sheer, flexible protective layer it forms on living spaces and clothing. The layer prevents bacteria and viruses from surviving in the environment.
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