Durokea is a new groundbreaking, long-lasting technology developed by researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad, to combat the spread of the COVID-19 virus. “Durokea Technology,” an adhesive Nano formulation that provides immediate virus killing as well as long-term protection against a variety of germs, including the COVID-19 Virus. Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank unveiled the product.
It will soon be available on e-commerce sites such as Amazon, Flipkart, and 1mg. It can be purchased for Rs. 189 and immediately destroys 99.99 percent of germs while leaving a protective nanoscale coating behind for up to 35 days.
This next generation DuroKea antimicrobial #technology kills 99.99% of germs instantly and leaves behind the long-lasting protective nanoscale coating up to 35 days till next wash. pic.twitter.com/3X3QfO8uC4— Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (@DrRPNishank) April 16, 2021
According to the official statement, the product was released after comprehensive field testing and validation by various Indian government-accredited laboratories. The DuroKea range is remarkable in that it not only kills viruses instantly in 60 seconds but also protects against them.
Dr. Jyotsnendu Giri, Department of Biomedical Engineering, leads the IIT Hyderabad research innovation. “DuroKea Nanotechnology is unique and effective to destroy pathogens instantly (within 60 seconds) and provide defense for longer periods of time ranging from several hours to several days,” she is quoted as saying. Long-lasting hygiene products have a number of benefits, including nonstop safety, avoiding repeated usage, cost-effectiveness, and, most importantly, time, energy, and money savings.”
These nano-formulation products, according to Dr. Giri, are the first of their kind in the country as well as abroad, with superior efficacy and affordability. DuroKea products, which act as a long-lasting surface disinfectant and hand-hygiene products, are expected to play a critical role in combating the emerging pandemic and hospital-acquired infection in the healthcare sectors.
The launch of the Durokea product, according to the Union Minister, is an important step in establishing IIT Hyderabad in the world and bringing laurels to the country. He also praised the research team and the Institute for significant contributions to society and the environment, such as the Mask, Metal-CO2 battery, and Dual Carbon Battery.