Biotech firm claims to have built mask capable of neutralizing coronavirus

Paris, Feb 17 (Agency) French company BioSerenity on Tuesday claimed to have developed a face mask capable of neutralizing the coronavirus, said local media reports. The disposable mask is recommended to be worn for a maximum of four hours, it consists of four layers laced with bactericidal and antiviral chemicals cyclodextrin and quaternary ammonia, according to BFMTV.

It was developed in collaboration with the Lille University Hospital Center, the National Institute for Health and Medical Research and the French National Research Center.