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Testing confirms HealthGuard AMIC anti-viral textile finish destroys COVID-19

HealthGuard Corporation of Australia has announced that its HealthGuard AMIC has been tested against and completely destroys Human Strain SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19)...

30th June 2020

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Melbourne, Australia

Protective, Medical/Hygiene

HealthGuard Corporation of Australia has proudly to announced that its HealthGuard AMIC has been tested against and completely destroys Human Strain SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19).

Prof. Damian Purcell, Head of the Molecular Virology Laboratory, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity at The University of Melbourne, commented:

“Our researchers in the Doherty Institute High level Biocontainment facilities have conducted many studies on numerous antiseptic agents for surfaces contaminated with SARS-CoV-2. The HealthGuard embedded treated fabric showed significant viricidal activity against SARS-CoV-2 within 10 minutes and completely abolished the ability for the virus to be infectious within an hour. This particular product has shown superior activity compared to other products tested.”

“Our test results are astonishing from The University of Melbourne and we are proud to present to the market in a time of great need, a proven non-invasive preventative healthcare product that assists in combating the COVID-19 pandemic 24/7,” Dr Christopher Harvey, President of HealthGuard, told Innovation in Textiles.

“2% HealthGuard AMIC treatment applied on weight of goods to textile substrate reduced the infectious virus titres to undetectable levels, resulting in SARS-CoV-2 being non-infectious,” he said.

“When clothing fabrics, upholstery fabrics, bedding, masks, fibres and foam are correctly treated with HealthGuard AMIC, you have a 24/7 silent sentinel protecting these articles from deadly germs. You can be sure, that a correctly treated HealthGuard AMIC substrate is working for you to prevent cross infection from your garments and home textiles,” Dr Harvey added.

HealthGuard is proudly Australian owned, and its products are formulated and manufactured in Melbourne.

For further information, please contact:

Email: [email protected]

Phone: +61 3 9308 6888

Fax: +61 3 9308 6777


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