Turkish scientists at Uludag University have announced the creation of a nasal spray that can kill the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus in a minute. According to the researchers, Genoxyn is universal and prevents the reproduction of various pathogens, including viruses and bacteria. This is reported by the Daily Sabah.
The development of an antibacterial drug began before the COVID-19 pandemic, but then scientists improved the nasal and oral spray to fight the virus. The test results showed that the solution is able to kill the new coronavirus on the mucous membrane of the oral and nasal cavities. The rapid action of the spray prevents penetration into the cells and reduces the viral load.
It is reported that the solution is biocompatible with human tissues, does not damage epithelial cells, and is safe.
Earlier, UK researchers found that the substance contained in the mosquito spray showed effectiveness against COVID-19. According to the results of laboratory tests, the substance estradiol was able to destroy the strains of a new type of coronavirus.