Panasonic announced the verification of inhibitory effect of hydroxyl radicals contained in water on novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2)

Mr. Hiroyuki Muto, Managing Director of Panasonic A.P. Sales (Thailand) Co., LTD., has revealed that Panasonic Corporation, in collaboration with Osaka Prefecture University, verified the inhibitory effect of the hydroxyl radicals contained in water (nano-sized electrostatic atomized water particle) on the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2).

Panasonic has been conducting researches on this technology over the past 20 years. According to the latest research, conducted under the close collaboration between Panasonic and Osaka Prefecture University in July 2020, “hydroxyl radicals contained in water" generator is installed at 15cm from the floor in the 45L test space and a piece of gauze inoculated with the virus solution was placed in a petri dish exposed to ”hydroxyl radicals contained in water ” for a predetermined time. The findings show that hydroxyl radicals contained in water inhibited novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) over 99% within 3 hours.*1

The nanoe™ X technology of Panasonic produces “hydroxyl radicals contained in water”. The nanoe™ X is equipped in Panasonic air conditioner and other products available in Thai market.

Panasonic A.P. Sales (Thailand) Co., LTD., a distributor of Panasonic home appliances, remains confident in the home appliances market in Thailand. The company is stepping forwards with its operation in Thailand and committed to improving product quality, distributions, researches, and customer services through dealers and service centers across the country at the ‘Japan Quality’ standards.

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*1 - This verification was designed to generate basic research data on the effects of hydroxyl radicals contained in water on the novel coronavirus in laboratory conditions. It was not designed to evaluate product performance.