Symphony Environmental reports positive coronavirus test results, returns to profit in first half

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Symphony Environmental Technologies PLC (LON:SYM) has reported positive results from a test of its d2p anti-microbial technology masterbatch against a bovine form of coronavirus.

The AIM-listed firm said the Institute of Biology at Unicamp University in Sao Paolo State, Brazil, had tested polyolefin films incorporating the d2p technology for reductions in the presence of the virus at one, two and 24 hour periods.

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The tests showed a 99.9% reduction in the virus on the film at one hour, which then rose to 99.99% at two hours and 99.999% at 24 hours.

Unicamp concluded that the products were “shown to be virucidal” and recommended the use of the technology as a potential virucidal agent against coronavirus.

“This is another important breakthrough for Symphony, that leads to an exciting commercial phase that will help accelerate our global sales pipeline for d2p already in development. Plastic, unlike many other materials in common use, can be given anti-microbial properties, and d2p can be included in almost all the plastic products which we touch every day”, Symphony chief executive Michael Laurier said in a statement.

“These results demonstrate the efficacy against viruses of d2 …

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