During the pandemic, the product may prove particularly useful in places where you have to go down to identify yourself, such as airports
Startup IIT Delhi Nanoclean Global has launched the world’s smallest portable air purifier Naso95, which is as effective as an N95 grade face mask.
Naso95 is useful in the fight against air pollution, allergens, bacteria and viruses.
Naso95 is an N95 grade nasal filter, which adheres to the user’s nasal orifice and prevents bacteria, viral infections, pollen and air pollution.
“A person using Naso95 is more protected than a generic face mask or an ill-fitting face mask. This would provide users with greater protection than a face mask, even during a pandemic,” said Prateek Sharma, Managing Director of Nanoclean (Nasofilters).
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“During the last two years of the pandemic, it is commonly observed that the face mask is knowingly or unknowingly lowered. The nose is the main organ in the human body to get infected because it contains proteins like ACE2, TMPRSS2, etc. Nose protection is therefore non-negotiable. Unlike a face mask, Naso95 does not compromise on your comfort level and easily solves this overall problem. And even a 5-year-old can use it,” Sharma added.
The product has been tested and certified by national and international laboratories for its safety and effectiveness.
This portable air purifier comes in different sizes for different age groups.
One in six children in India suffers from asthma or respiratory disease due to underdeveloped lungs. This product can be used by children, who are more prone to airborne infections and air pollution, and that too without discomfort, according to the researchers.
The launch ceremony at IIT Delhi witnessed a gathering of doctors and government officials. Rajesh Kumar Pathak, IP & TAFS Executive, Secretary of Technology Development Board (TDB), appreciated the work of the startup.
Pathak mentioned that the product can greatly benefit society and should be used by all age groups. He also said that the TDB would like to support the startup to bring the product to the masses.
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Former director of AIIMS Delhi, Dr MC Mishra, said air pollution is a much bigger problem than viruses. Lung cancer remains the main form of cancer and a product like Naso95 can effectively solve the problem of respiratory diseases in metropolises.
During the pandemic, the product may prove particularly useful in places where you have to descend to identify yourself, such as airports.