PROVEIL® First Story
29 Jun PROVEIL® First Story
How fitting! Bioinicia is based in the city of Valencia, famous for the annual celebration of FALLAS. Many Valencianos work all year on their city quarter’s design of a supersized papier-mâché figure. This year FALLAS coincided with the outbreak of COVID-19.
To protect their figure, some crafty Valencianos quickly mounted a respiratory breathing mask. At Bioinicia we took the hint and applied Bioinicia’s ability to manufacture nano-structured materials to the cause of making badly needed filter media for high-end respiratory masks. In just a few weeks, Bioinicia pivoted its manufacturing plant from making pharmaceuticals to making highly efficient filter media based on a proprietary nanofiber layer. Tiny aerosol droplets carrying the SARS-2 virus deeply into our lungs have been identified as the most important pathway for spreading the disease. A thin layer of Bioinicia’s nanofibers reliably eliminates the smallest aerosol droplets from the breathing air. Bioinicia today supplies mask makers in Spain and the rest of Europe with its nanofiber-based PROVEIL® filter media.