Acta Scientific Medical Sciences (ASMS)(ISSN: 2582-0931)

Review Article Volume 8 Issue 4

Role of Materials on Prevention of Viral Transmission: A Review

Deepak Kumar*, Anirudh Ponna and Tapas Kumar Bandyopadhyay

Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, Kharagpur, India

*Corresponding Author: Deepak Kumar, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, Kharagpur, India.

Received: February 06, 2023; Published: March 14, 2024


COVID-19 pandemic has intensified anxiety globally about the predominance of practicing the conventional rules to prevent the widespread use of microorganisms. Engineering research and investigation regarding this issue to design a surface including texture that prevents or kills microbe’s adherence has revived. It is revealed that there are many research studies available on antibacterial coatings or materials. However, inadequate information exists regarding the use of antiviral materials for prevention of transmission. Although, due to the emergence of new viruses, new materials are added to the literature through experimentation and/or hypothesis. The mixture of antiviral and antibacterial chemical entities may be a key player in terms of preventing disease. In this review, the discussion of the importance of corona-virus, how it affects humans, and the predominant antiviral and antibacterial materials of various classes such as copper, TiO2, and silver have been discussed. The material’s surface defense mechanisms against pathogen colonies are addressed in-depth, highlighting crucial differences that will decide the parameters and guide the future production of advanced antibacterial and/or antiviral materials. Authors also proposes an effective composite material as surface coating for spreading of virus that include corona virus.

 Keywords: Corona-Virus; SARS-CoV-2; Covid-19; Antiviral Materials; Antimicrobial Materials


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Citation: Deepak Kumar., et al. “Role of Materials on Prevention of Viral Transmission: A Review”.Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 8.4 (2024): 107-112.


Copyright: © 2024 Deepak Kumar., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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