Efficacy of an antimicrobial surface coating against human coronavirus 229E and SARS-CoV-2

Luisa A. Ikner, Jason R. Torrey, Patricia M. Gundy, Charles P. Gerba

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Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the demand for alternatives to standard cleaning and disinfection practices. Antiviral coatingsmay provide an alternative to common surface treatments. A newly developed quaternary ammonium polymer coating was applied to stainless steel coupons and evaluated for efficacy against human coronavirus 229E and SARS-CoV-2. The polymer coating reduced levels of both test viruses by greater than 99.9% relative to non-coated stainless steel coupons during a 2-hour contact time.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalAmerican Journal of Infection Control
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2021

Keywords

  • Antiviral coating
  • Fomite
  • Inactivation
  • Quaternary ammonium polymer
  • Virus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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