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China has developed a nanomaterial to neutralize SARS-CoV-2

351661937492The relevant studies were carried out jointly by specialists from the Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technologies at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the National Center for Nanoscience and Technology, the Institute of High Energy Physics and the Kunming Institute of Zoology.

They managed to develop both the material itself and its antiviral mechanism.
The nanomaterial is an ultrathin composite nanolayer made of copper, indium, phosphorus and sulfur. Studies have shown that this nanomaterial has a high ability to bind to the receptor domain of the wild-type SARS-CoV-2 spike protein and its variants.
According to scientists, this can be used to "capture the virus" and facilitate its neutralization by the carrier. In the future, it may be used as a nanopreparation for treatment, as well as a means for disinfection of various surfaces in order to reduce the risk of infection.
The full text of the study, Xinhua reports, is published in the scientific journal Nature Nanotechnology, writes TASS.