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SiQuats destroy the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus: reporting research results

To date, only disinfectants and sanitisers containing fifth-generation silane quaternary compounds (SiQuats) have been tested against the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (pictured), and results just released show that they ‘smash’ it, according the Dr Andrew Kemp.

Viral inactivation has been shown to occur in <5 seconds, with complete destruction of all viral load within 30 seconds (100% kill), after which it is impossible to measure any trace of virus using the most sensitive quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) methods currently available. This chemistry does not just deactivate or degenerate the virus, its RNA is totally destroyed.

You can read more about SiQuats and viral testing in two article in the current issue of Pathology in Practice (April, pages 23 and 44), and learn more about Dr Kemp’s views on disinfection and hand sanitisers in the June issue.

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