Coronaviruses are now shown to reside on textiles and garments for more than one day. Antimicrobial fabric treatments that are typically used do not demonstrate virucidal capability, and are not durable against multiple laundry cycles. It is essential to develop antiviral and antibacterial textiles with durable effectiveness.
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NAMI, incorporated in 2006, is designated by the Innovation and Technology Commission of the Hong Kong Government as a Research and Development Center for nanotechnology and advanced materials. NAMI undertakes and provides support for market-driven research in nanotechnology and advanced materials, and strives for commercialization of the technologies to benefit the industry and the society at large, as well as re-industrialization to promote the economic growth and sustainability of Hong Kong.