Scientists have designed an air sanitizing device that could help protect us from airborne pathogens like the ones that cause COVID-19 and the common flu. The University of Saskatchewan team is testing the effectiveness of their device and the feasibility of integrating it into current air conditioning systems. The researchers are using the CLS to gain a deeper knowledge of the sanitation process and optimize its performance. If successful, their affordable technology could help us to breathe a cleaner, safer sigh of relief.

Several media outlets spoke to team members Dr. Jafar Soltan and Nazanin Charchi about this research:

'We are very excited about this': Saskatoon team developing air filter to destroy coronavirus | CTV Saskatoon

U of S researchers working on device that removes COVID-19 virus from air | CBC Saskatoon

USask researchers creating filter to clean viruses like the one behind COVID-19 | Global Saskatoon

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Victoria Schramm
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Canadian Light Source
306-657-3516
victoria.schramm@lightsource.ca

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