TECH Innovative paste developed to better protect medical workers

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Innovative paste developed to better protect medical workers

China Plus

02:30, February 22, 2020

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Medical staff members show their confidence in their fight against the novel coronavirus. (Photo: China Plus)

Researchers from the Second Military Medical University in Shanghai have developed a type of paste to better protect the country's medical staff when battling the coronavirus epidemic, reports the Science and Technology Daily.

The protective paste for clinical masks and goggles is made from a hydrogel that is not only elasticated and but also skin-friendly, according to the report.

It could effectively reduce the pressure on the face and reduce injures like swelling and skin tears that come from wearing masks, goggles and other protective gear for long periods of time. As a result, the paste could also lower the possibility of medical workers being infected with coronavirus.

So far, the first batch of 6,000 tubes of protective paste have been sent to frontline medical workers at the Huoshenshan Hospital in Wuhan.


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