More than a mask

December 9, 2020

A hospital staff member reaches for a sanitary wipe while wearing a mask at work.

Abdennour Abbas and his team at a textile startup company are creating face masks engineered to kill viruses like COVID-19 as soon as they make contact with the material, preventing them from entering a person’s respiratory system. “We just made a mask that can kill 99.9 percent of viruses within 10 minutes of contact,” Abbas says. “And we think we can do even better than that". Click here to read the full article.