An Australian company is hoping to create the world’s first spiraling tube for the coronavirus.
A company called Cytoscale has teamed up with Sydney-based company Kynco, which has been working to produce the tubes since 2013.
The tubes will be fitted with spiralling cylinders which have a spiral pattern.
They are the first ever spiral cyclonic tubes that will be made in Australia, said Dr Chris Smith from Sydney University.
It is hoped that the tubes will reduce the number of coronaviruses in Australia and help reduce transmission in other countries.
“It will provide a much lower risk for coronaviral transmission in Australia,” Dr Smith said.
“If we’re able to achieve this and then we can get the spirals in the tube we’ll have a much better chance of containing the virus.”
The tubes are being made from steel, and are being tested in a number of locations in the US, Europe and Japan.
“We want to make sure we’re getting the right dose for the right people,” Dr Scott said.
Kynco’s founder and CEO, Matthew Pinder, said he had received interest from Australian and US authorities.
“The company’s been approached by several governments to try to use the technology to provide vaccines and we’re really excited to be in a position to work with them to bring this technology to Australia,” Mr Pinder said.
Mr Pinder added that the company had been approached about using the technology in New South Wales, but would be making the decision on whether to go ahead.