A young scientist from South Wirral has invented a spray being touted as a ‘ground breaking solution’ for COVID-19 that could pave the way for a better and safer future.
Sadia Khanom, 26, has created a new spray called Voltique that attracts and kills all pathogens on any surface it is applied to for 14 days.
Described as ‘one of the biggest breakthroughs of the pandemic’, Voltique has been successfully trialled globally by the NHS, NASA and various independent peer reviewed labs, and is now being taken on by a number of governments and blue chip companies.
The spray formula is a nanoscale disinfectant barrier that can be used across multiple industries on all surfaces – making them 100% COVID safe for 14 days whilst saving up to 70% on staff cleaning and disinfectant product bills. Pilot hospitals and care homes have collated positive data – with swabs confirming that all treated surfaces have become completely free from pathogens, including COVID-19.
The concept was devised following eight months of research from Sadia Khanom, a young scientist who was about to take a PHD in Alzheimer’s Research and Neurodegeneration when the pandemic struck. Instead of following that next step in her medical career, she drew on her existing science, genomic medicine and geneticist degree education to try to find a solution that would kill COVID-19.
Sadia explained: “I’ve been obsessed with science from an early age and as a child I’d often ask for extra homework. My passion piqued at the age of 14 when my grandfather developed Alzheimer’s and from then on I have made it my mission to prevent the disease.”
She continued: “I have a strategy to find an early intervention of Alzheimer’s however my restriction has been lack of funding, so I decided that by creating something like Voltique I could create a solution for Covid whilst funding my Alzeimer’s research at the same time.”
Putting her PHD on hold, Sadia worked in her parents’ restaurant, Café India, whilst spending endless hours number crunching in her spare time – studying the ever changing virus on a nano molecular level and creating different equations to find the perfect formula to kill it. Using her parents’ restaurant as an initial case study, she tested her invention on all surfaces, from leather to wood to fabric, to test its efficacy.
See the Voltique website here.