Escola Superior de Biotecnologia

CBQF, CITEVE and MTEX NS together in the fight against SARS-CoV-2

Thursday, February 02, 2021 - 10:26

On January 29, it was held the public presentation of the Portuguese consortium of the PHYS project - technology certified for the inactivation of SARS-CoV-2 - which sterilizes clothes and objects.  A consortium that integrates the associated laboratory Centre of Biotechnology and Fine Chemistry (CBQF) of the Faculty of Biotechnology of Universidade Católica Portuguesa, CITEVE and the company MTEX NS.

This project will consolidate scientific research on the effectiveness of PHYS, already certified in Spain, on the inactivation of two variants of SARS-CoV-2. CITEVE will evaluate whether the PHYS process wears out or not tissues and if so, in what values/conditions. It will also be analyzed the hypothesis that PHYS is, or not, equally effective not only in relation to the inactivation of more variants of SARS-CoV-2, as well as a broader list of organisms already identified as harmful to public health, namely multidrug-resistant hospital bacteria. This extension of the investigation will be carried out by the research team lead by Paula Teixeira, from CBQF of the Faculty of Biotechnology of Universidade Católica Portuguesa.

January 2021