LANXESS India Provides 1 Tonne Surface Disinfectant to Maharashtra Govt

▴ LANXESS Logo
LANXESS India's Rely+Onâ„¢ Virkonâ„¢ inactivates coronavirus quickly

Specialty chemicals company LANXESS recently donated its highly effective Rely+On™ Virkon™ disinfectant to the Maharashtra Government to help reduce cross contamination of COVID-19 in civic hospitals and other establishments across the state. The product is being delivered in two tranches of 500 kgs each to the Government of Maharashtra relief co-ordination center at the Haffkine Institute in Mumbai.

LANXESS India had recently donated 100 Kgs of the disinfectant to Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) for use in civil hospitals and other establishments.LANXESS globally is also donating ten metric tonnes of the disinfectant to hospitals, authorities and public institutions in 13 countries around the world.

Rely+On™ Virkon™ inactivates coronavirus quickly

With regard to the current global Coronavirus situation, independent tests have proven that Rely+On™ Virkon™ quickly inactivates a closely related surrogate of the currently spreading coronavirus strain. From these tests it can be concluded that Rely+On™ Virkon™ would also be effective against SARS-CoV-2 which is causing the current COVID-19 epidemic.

The independent test results indicated that Rely+On™ Virkon™ achieved inactivation of the coronavirus strain at a 1:100 dilution rate with a 10-minute contact time. This corresponds to test conditions required by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and proves the performance and suitability of Rely+On™ Virkon™ for practical use.

Rely+On™ Virkon™ is diluted for application and sprayed on hard surfaces and equipment. It can therefore help to reduce the risk of cross contamination from surfaces, door handles, tables or chairs during disinfection measures at public transport terminals, airports, hospitals, clinics, shopping malls, etc.

Neelanjan Banerjee, Vice Chairman and Managing Director, LANXESS India commented, "We feel energized to have been able to contribute significantly in the fight against COVID-19 by utilizing our product expertise. We have been able to quickly align our production and logistics capacities to arrange for Rely+On™ Virkon™ for the purpose of this contribution. We are committed to working closely with government authorities and establishments in fighting the spread of this disease."

Tags : #Lanxessindia #Coronavirus #Surfacedisinfectant #Maharashtragovt

About the Author


Team Medicircle

Related Stories

Loading Please wait...

-Advertisements-




Trending Now

Why are key populations on the blindspot in the global HIV response?July 20, 2024
Exploring the Link Between Tinnitus and Body Composition: What Recent Research RevealsJuly 20, 2024
Surge in Brain Infections in India During Monsoon: A Growing ConcernJuly 20, 2024
We have more infection-prevention options now but are they actual choices for the people?July 19, 2024
New humidity-driven membrane to remove carbon dioxide from the airJuly 19, 2024
Introducing the World's First Consent-Based Data-Sharing Framework Built on Open Standards: The Affinidi Iota Framework July 19, 2024
The Power of Green Spaces: Evidence That Parks May Delay Cognitive DeclineJuly 19, 2024
Strengthening Healthcare in India: The Push for Better Coverage with Ayushman BharatJuly 19, 2024
SARV Events & Celebrations Shines at "Edu-Bizz Leadership Summit & Awards 24July 18, 2024
UAE launches global initiative to build 10 hospitals to address critical healthcare gaps as part of Zayed Humanitarian Legacy InitiativeJuly 18, 2024
Geetanjali Homestate Expands Global Presence with the Launch of Geetanjali GlobalJuly 18, 2024
Changes projected in marine fish communities due to climate changeJuly 18, 2024
Understanding the Chandipura Virus Outbreak in Gujarat: A Critical OverviewJuly 18, 2024
Landmark Study Links Severe Endometriosis to Increased Risk of Ovarian CancerJuly 18, 2024
Equipping Healthcare Professionals for Global Opportunities: GIMS Partners with NSDCJuly 18, 2024
Hormone Modulating Therapy for Breast Cancer and Its Link to Lower Alzheimer’s RiskJuly 18, 2024
Multipl Secures $1.5 Million in Additional Funds, Led by Blume Ventures and MIXI Global Investments, JapanJuly 17, 2024
FedEx to empower youth with digital skilling programJuly 17, 2024
Putting people first means following Gandhi's TalismanJuly 17, 2024
American Oncology Institute (AOI) Launches #BreaktheHabit Campaign to Raise Awareness on Head & Neck cancerJuly 17, 2024