This makes the TVD-1 an essential part of any area that is frequented by the public or large groups of people.
Whilst created for the detection of inorganics explosives GreyScan has taken the Capillary Zone Electrophoresis (CZE) technology and applied it to the most pressing issue in the world at this time, the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that is causing the world-wide COVID-19 pandemic.
Studies have found that SARS-CoV-2 can survive up to up to nine days on plastic and stainless steel and in October 2020, the Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) detected living coronavirus on the outer packaging of frozen goods. The ability of viruses to live on varied surfaces for many days after being in contact with an infectious person creates a catalyst for the transmission of disease and decreases consumer confidence. Whilst hand hygiene should be practiced more importantly the ability to test public areas for fomites is much more important to maintain adequate cleanliness practices.
The TVD-1 will provide a quick and easy testing of surfaces to confirm the presence or the absence of the virus to help contain outbreaks and provide reassurance that cleaning protocols are effective at eliminating the virus.