Bengaluru based Centre for Advanced Research and Development (CARD), the research wing of orgsation De scalene has come up with a device called "SHYCOCAN" (Scalene Hypercharge Corona Canon) which neutralizes the coronavirus.
Speaking to Dr Rajah Vijay Kumar, Chairman, Orgsation De Scalene said that the device will not kill any bacteria or fungus, however, neutralizes the coronavirus particles.
"The device was tested for its safety and efficacy and is soon going to be manufactured and marketed in the US under the Enforcement Discretion policy of USFDA and in Europe as the device is CE compliant and is CE marked," said Kumar.
He also added the device will cover a volume of 10,000 cubic feet.
The device Scalene Hypercharge Corona Canon (SHYCOCAN) is intended to be used in the residential, industrial and commercial environment and is designed for active containment by attenuation of Corona family of viruses. (Laboratories de Especialidades Immunological S.A. de C.V, Virucidal Activity concludes 99.9 per cent virus elimination), Kumar asserted.
"SHYCOCAN operates on regular 110/240V - 50/60 Hz wall socket and is a plug and play device, that delivers the necessary signals to a photon mediated electrons emitters (PMEE), that produces hypercharge high-velocity electrons by photon mediation that interacts with the negative seeking S-protein of Corona family of viruses thus reducing infectivity and prevent air and surface borne transmission of corona family of viruses," said Kumar.
The device does not use any chemicals, or any other consumables and does not produce harmful ozone gas or any other substances and is completely safe for use in any environment, he added.
"The attack mechsm of the Virus starts with the initial attachment of the virion to the host cell, it is initiated by interactions between the S-protein and its receptor on the "negative" cell membrane. The sites of receptor binding domains (RBD) within the S1 region of a coronavirus S-protein vary depending on the virus. The S-protein/receptor interaction is the primary determinant for a coronavirus to infect a host species and governs the tissue tropism of the virus. However, the end result is the fusion and release of the viral genome into the cytoplasm," said Kumar.
He continued saying that the counter mechsm by the device SHYCOCAN is that if negative seeking is the guidance mechsm of the S- Protein, attracted by the transmembrane potential of the host cells, then breaking this mechsm would block the Coronavirus infectivity and spread.
"The device has been in use for more than a year at the S-CARD campus, the headquarters of Scalene," said Kumar.
( With inputs from ANI )