Sanyo has successfully tested effectiveness of its Electrolyzed Water technology in suppressing the New H1N1 Virus
Through joint research with Gunma Prefectural Institution of public health and Environment Science, Sanyo has tested and confirmed the highly effectiveness of its Electrolyzed Water Technology otherwise know as Virus Washer Technology in suppressing the new H1N1 (swine flu) virus. The Sanyo’s Electrolyzed Water Technology is capable of suppressing more than 99% of H1N1 influenza virus. The testing has been conducted through exposing the virus to electrolyzed water with a free chlorine concentration of 2 mg/L, for a period of ten minutes. The suppression of the virus is through denaturing and breaking down of its viral protein by exposing it to two types of active oxygen which are electrolyzed hypochlorous acid and hydroxyl radicals which are both present in electrolyzed water. The viral infectivity (TCID50) measurement method was employed using Madin-Darby canine kidney cells (MDCK cells).