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May 24, 2021, India: The premier research organization, Centre for Cellular & Molecular Biology (CCMB) has tested I2Cure BioShieldTM Lotion efficacious against the SARS-CoV-2. The Anti-Viral test on SARS-CoV-2 showed 97% Virus deduction within 5 minutes. The virus particles were assayed to be reduced from 106.2 to 104.5. The experiment was done in duplicates and the values were averaged to calculate the percentage of viral reduction. The experimental test was performed and examined by the leading Scientist-in-charge at CCMB, Dr. B. Kiran Kumar.

CSIR- CCMB has been actively involved in fighting COVID-19 in India on multiple fronts, from testing to validating anti-viral solutions and kits. It also seeks to develop technology based on the basic research findings towards the unmet social needs of the country.

The most recent mutant of Covid-19 is much stronger than the previous ones and is Air-borne in nature. It has been found by CSIR-CCMB & CSIR-IMTECH that this virus can travel from an infected person to greater than a distance of 2 meters. I2Cure BioShieldTM Lotion is the only anti-microbial that tested to be effective against 97% of the viral load thus limiting the transmission from an infected person after application.

Since BioShieldTM is competent in breaking down the viral load at the host level, it is certainly going to limit the transmission up to a higher level.  Contrary to the existing Iodine formulations that are aqueous in nature resulting in the formation of by-products that cause irritation, staining, and odour,  I2Cure BioShieldTM comprises only Molecular Iodine(I2isolated at 1500 ppm(1500 parts per million) stabilized in 100% vegetable grade Glycerine. This makes it free of all toxins that lead to stains and odour, as tested by the Indian Institute of Toxicology. A one-time application of BioShield™ delivers free molecular iodine directly into the epidermis & leaves no stain or smell. This prevents it from being washed away or rubbed off. Once inside, it diffuses back to the surface of the skin & kills any viral, bacterial, and fungal load showing persistent activity for up to 6 hours

Leading labs all over the world, namely – CSIR – CCMB (Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology), Analytical Lab Group (ALG), Choksi Labs, Shree Ram Testing Laboratories, and the Indian Institute of Toxicology (IIT) have all tested & certified the efficacy of Molecular Iodine against Viruses, Bacteria, and Fungi. Moreover, The Indian Institute of Technology-Kanpur (IIT-K) has recently collaborated with I2Cure Pvt. Limited for all future research on Molecular iodine-based products that would be undertaken by the Biological Sciences & Bioengineering wing of IIT-K.

Mr. Ramesh Menon, Director- I2Cure stated, “We are delighted to have brought the safest, most efficacious, and skin-friendly antimicrobial that now has proven action against the SARS-CoV-2. The virus has only gotten stronger in the past few months, therefore what the nation needs is a long-term solution against all microbes and their ill effects on humankind, social well-being, and the nation’s economy.

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