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Lanxess aids Maharashtra government to fight Covid-19

Apr '20
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Lanxess, a specialty chemicals company, has donated its highly effective Rely+On Virkon disinfectant to Maharashtra government to help reduce cross contamination of Covid-19 in civic hospitals and other establishments. Lanxess is also donating ten metric tonnes of the disinfectant to hospitals and public institutions in 13 countries around the world.
The product is being delivered in two tranches of 500 kgs each to the government of Maharashtra relief co-ordination centre at the Haffkine Institute in Mumbai, as Lanxess reported.
Lanxess India had recently donated 100 kgs of the disinfectant to Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) for use in civil hospitals and other establishments.
With regard to the current global Coronavirus situation, independent tests have proven that Rely+On Virkon quickly inactivates a closely related surrogate of the currently spreading coronavirus strain. The tests also suggest that Rely+On Virkon would also be effective against Sars-CoV-2 which is causing the current Covid-19 epidemic.
The independent test results indicated that Rely+On Virkon achieved inactivation of the coronavirus strain at a 1:100 dilution rate with a 10-minute contact time. This corresponded with the test conditions required by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and proves the performance and suitability of Rely+On Virkon for practical use.
Lanxess further reported that the Rely+On Virkon is diluted for application and sprayed on hard surfaces and equipment. Rely+On Virkon can therefore help to reduce the risk of cross contamination from surfaces, door handles, tables or chairs during disinfection measures at public transport terminals, airports, hospitals, clinics, shopping malls, etc.
“We feel energised to have been able to contribute significantly in the fight against Covid-19 by utilising our product expertise. We have been able to quickly align our production and logistics capacities to arrange for Rely+On Virkon for the purpose of this contribution. We are committed to working closely with government authorities and establishments in fighting the spread of this disease,” Neelanjan Banerjee, vice chairman and managing director, Lanxess India, said in a press release.

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