Vomaris Innovations, Inc (Tempe, AZ) announced research findings that confirmed viruses are killed upon exposure to the company’s bioelectric V.Dox™ Technology platform. The company has begun applying their technology to manufacture prototype face masks that can be worn alone or inside an existing face mask with the intention of killing viruses and reducing the risk of viral and bacterial spread.
Currently, most face masks have no ability to kill viruses or bacteria. The company will release more data in the coming weeks. According to Board Chairman, Paul Foster, the company’s immediate goal is to receive approval through the FDA’s Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) program.
V.Dox Technology is a proprietary dot matrix pattern of embedded microcell batteries that wirelessly generate a low level of electricity in the presence of slight moisture. The company currently commercializes a full line of wound dressing products under the names Procellera and JumpStart that have demonstrated an antimicrobial effect, including impact against several multi-drug resistant and biofilm-forming bacteria. The bioelectric technology offers clinicians a non-antibiotic solution for infection risk reduction, and potentially increases the value for V.Dox Technology’s use in face masks and possibly other surface treatments.