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Teck Resources antimicrobial antibacterial copper TransLink SkyTrain Vancouver

Copper kills bacteria on transit surfaces

Coating high-touch public transit surfaces with a layer of copper is a highly effective way to kill bacteria on busses, subways, trains, and other metropolitan transport, according to the results... — Updated 3/16/2021 Full story

 
SARS-CoV-2 SonoMasks Sonovia virucidal antimicrobial zinc oxide textiles fabric

Zinc-infused mask fights coronavirus

Among a growing number of facial masks infused with minerals that innovators around the globe have brought to the market in recent months to help stop the spread of the coronavirus infection,... — Updated 2/2/2021 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Tech Metals
COVID-19 Teck Resources Corning Vollebak Graphene Composites CityU Hong Kong

Minerals and metals to heal a sick planet

2020 was a year many will not forget, from the onset of COVID-19 in the spring, to the subsequent economic instability left in its wake. A silver lining to this challenging year, however, may be... — Updated 1/5/2021 Full story

 
COVID Corning PPG antimicrobial copper Guardiant Wendell Weeks Michael McGarry

Copper Armor paint to slow COVID spread

A fresh coat of Copper Armor, an antimicrobial paint developed by Corning Inc. and PPG, could transform surfaces at high-risk for the spread of COVID-19 into self-sanitizing areas that are deadly... — Updated 12/18/2020 Full story

 
Teck Resources Ltd. Bointerphases Washington University Dr. Marthe Charles

Teck tests copper's antiviral powers

In recent years, Teck Resources Ltd. has been working with healthcare officials around the world to bring copper to the frontlines in the urgent fight against bacteria and viruses harmful to the... — Updated 12/1/2020 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Tech Metals
Teck Resources Ltd. COVID-19 antimicrobial copper Chile Don Lindsay

Teck battles virus with copper in Chile

Continuing its initiative to bring copper to the frontlines in the urgent fight against the spread of bacteria and viruses such as COVID-19, Teck Resources Ltd. announced the expansion of its... — Updated 12/1/2020 Full story

 
Swiss researchers titanium nanowire filter paper mask UV radiation covid-19

Titanium dioxide drafted in COVID fight

Researchers in a Swiss laboratory have developed a membrane made of titanium oxide nanowires with antibacterial and antiviral properties. The membrane, which resembles filter paper, may be used in... — Updated 8/25/2020 Full story

 
Ultraviolet UV light sterilization surgical N95 masks covid 19 virus coronavirus

COVID killing ultraviolet light discovery

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, ultraviolet light has emerged as a popular way to kill novel coronavirus without the use of harsh chemicals. While research has shown that UV light is an effective... — Updated 7/22/2020 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Tech Metals
Graphene medical uses antiviral virucidal ink masks protective equipment

Graphene goes into COVID-19 killing ink

Zen Graphene Solutions is collaborating with Graphene Composites Ltd. to develop a COVID-19 killing virucidal graphene-based composite ink that can be applied to fabrics, including N95 face masks... — Updated 6/27/2020 Full story

 
REE rare earth magnets MRI magnetic resonance imaging medical diagnostic

Rare earth metals see new medical uses

While the importance of rare earth metals is widely acknowledged in manufacturing sophisticated devices for use in space, defense, clean, green and consumer technologies, the increasingly... — Updated 6/27/2020 Full story

 
Mask virus Vale mining company Covid 19 Challenge innovations prevention

Vale offers $1M for COVID-19 innovations

Vale, a Brazil-based mining company with operations in Canada and around the globe, is challenging innovators to come up with solutions to minimize the societal impacts of COVID-19 and is offering... — Updated 6/27/2020 Full story

 
Copper3D NanoHack 3D printable micro copper antimicrobial Covid 19 masks

Hack the pandemic with nano-copper

Copper3D, a Chile-based tech start-up, is harnessing the power of copper, 3D printing and an open-source design to help ensure there are enough face masks to go around during the COVID-19... — Updated 6/27/2020 Full story

 
Medical studies show zinc lozenges effective in fighting viruses like COVID-19

Zinc may galvanize body against COVID-19

Can zinc lozenges and syrups galvanize our bodies' defenses against COVID-19? Research and clinical trials have demonstrated its ability to lessen the severity and duration of similar severe acute... — Updated 6/27/2020 Full story

 
Graphene coating for antibacterial paints varnishes COVID 19 viruses

Graphene paint could slow virus spread

The strongest and most conductive material known to man, graphene is considered a miracle material that will likely change how we construct things in the 21st century – from micro-electronics... — Updated 6/27/2020 Full story

 

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