IIT Delhi startups launch antiviral protection kit

NEW DELHI: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi incubated startups- E-TEX and Clensta- have partnered to launch an antiviral protection kit for masses.

The antiviral kit consists of a novel Clensta protection lotion and hand sanitiser; E-TEX Kawach Antiviral T-Shirt and Kawach Mask. The products are backed up by experts from the chemical and textile departments of IIT Delhi.

“It is indeed a proud moment for IIT Delhi to see such Indigenous technologies impacting and creating job opportunities amidst this pandemic and making India Atmanirbhar,” said V Ramgopal Rao, Director, IIT Delhi.

The antiviral fabric in E-TEX Kawach has been designed using advanced technology that inhibits hosting microbes (>95% effective against virus and bacteria), reduces the likelihood and speed of contaminations, and transmissions by destroying micro-organisms on contact. The antimicrobial property of the garment remains effective even after 30 washes at mild condition, stated a release issued by the IIT.

Clensta Protection Lotion, launched under the brand name COVID-19 Protection Lotion, offers 99.9% virus protection with antiviral and antiseptic properties for up to 24 hours.

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