Kochi: Incubating under Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM), Allabout Innovations Pvt Ltd clocked a major achievement in containing the airborne spread of Covid-19 by developing a pioneering electronic device that performs real-time sterilization.
The electronic device ‘Wolf Airmask’ ruptures the SARS-CoV-2, having proven its efficiency at tests conducted by Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB), an autonomous institute of the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India.
RGCB Trivandrum is the ICMR Recognized Testing Lab, a release said here on Saturday.
The ‘Wolf Airmask’ is the first of its kind in the country for RGCB to give such an attestation.
The gadget can reduce 99 percent of the novel coronavirus in just 15 minutes, according to the test held with support from the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).
Allabout Innovations founder Shyam Krishnan Kurup said the company’s appliance, when switched on, will provide 360-degree protection, 24×7 shield by sterilizing the air. “This will also prevent the in-house transmission of viruses inside any space. The negative ions also have proven to enhance health and vitality,” he revealed.“Negative ion thrusters are standard devices used in developed countries like Germany and Japan.”
The Wolf Airmask, developed from German technology and with components from Denmark, can be used for 60,000 hours (spanning nine years). Facilitating purification of air up to a space of 1,000 square feet requires no service or change of parts.
The new tool will be of benefit in the contemporary world where household routine and office work are subject to pandemic-induced protocols. The closed-door living culture adds to the risk of acquiring the Covid-19 virus, against which the Wolf Airmask is set to fight successfully.
It also promotes low-cost purification of the air in enclosed spaces such as hospitals, laboratories, auditoria (including cinema houses), cafeterias, and banks where people frequent in great numbers.
The Wolf Airmask has the capacity to deactivate the microbes, bacteria, and fungus while also reduce significantly the subject MS2 bacteriophage. It brings the ozone production to BDL (below detection level), as per a test with a lab under the National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL).
Founded in August 2020 and headquartered in Alappuzha, Allabout Innovations has been working in association with scientists, entrepreneurs, doctors, engineers, social volunteers, and commercial partners to make out sustainable and eco-friendly solutions complying with the modern revolution 4.0.
The company came up with the country’s first ion-based Covid-preventive product, fetching two national awards: MSME Time2Leap Best Covid Solution and Business Mint (under the Social Innovation of 2020).
KSUM, as a non-profit entity registered in 2014 under Society Act 1956, is an incubator approved by the Union government’s Department of Science and Technology’s National Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board.
The agency, which works for the promotion of entrepreneurship development and incubation activities in the state, undertakes planning, establishment, and management of technology business incubators and accelerators to promote technology-based ventures by creating the infrastructure and environment.