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A potent, validated, virucide

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We are ready to deploy in large scale the production of a validates, very efficient virucide to disinfect public spaces and healthcare areas, including elderly homes. Our product is several orders of magnitude more efficient than available disinfectant. XVID is a stable formulation of a validated active principal ingredient.

Xvid is a formulation of Chlorine dioxide (ClO2; CAS No. 10049-04-4) which is an antimicrobial agent recognized for its disinfectant properties since the early 1900s. The mechanism of action by which chlorine dioxide inactivates microorganisms is not entirely understood. However, it is known that chlorine dioxide kills microorganisms by either altering or disrupting the transport of nutrients across the cell wall and also penetrating into the cell and disrupting protein Synthesis.

Xvid is a stabilized formulation of chlorine dioxide with shelf life of one year.

What is the need are you focusing on?

As the coronavirus crisis endures, there is a dare need for an evidence-based virucide, that helps eliminate the infections agent form public spaces and healthcare areas surfaces. Including elderly homes and point of care.

Based on a well established Swedish technology, we have developed Xvid as the best emergency response. It kills the virus at 5 PPM, elimination 99,99% of the infecting agent within 2 min action.

Our virucide can be used for:

1. inanimated surfaces disinfection

2. hand sanitizers

3. water disinfection

4. food safety

5. Industry hygiene

Which type of submission are you sharing?

  • Identifying a gap that needs to be addressed

Describe the business pivot or adaptation in 3-4 sentences.

Value propositions - An efficient and validated virucide - Disrupt biofilms - Kills virus, bacteria and spores - High efficiency in low concentration - Reacts quickly - Environmentally friendly, odor less and tasteless - Microorganisms cannot build up any resistance against ClO2! - Safe for humans - Ready to use

Do you plan to implement this solution?

  • Yes

Describe the impact that this solution will create in the world.

It will be a FRONT line response to the infection. It will help to disinfect areas and to create a barrier to new infections. It will save many lives.

What is the name of your business or organization?

Xinix International

What is your profession?

Bachelor in Microbiology and Biochemistry, University of Lund PhD in Macromolecular Chemistry, University of Ulm Biotech Entrepreneur, retired

Where are you located (country)?

Sweden and Brazil

Where are you located (region)?

  • Latin America and the Caribbean

What industry is your business/company in?

  • Entrepreneur/Investor
  • Healthcare/Medical

How many people does your business/company employ?

  • 0-10

How old is your business/company?

  • 2-5 years old

Which classification describes your organization/business?

  • Business

What kind of stakeholders and partnerships are needed to pursue this solution?

  • Funding- Investment
  • Stakeholders/Partnerships- Private Sector
  • Stakeholders/Partnerships- Government
  • Stakeholders/Partnerships- Civil Society Groups

Do you need help building partnerships and finding partners?

  • Yes

If Yes to the above, please share 1-2 sentences describing the specific help you desire.

Stakeholders partnership LoI purchase Investor for scalling up operations

What do you think are the main barriers to implementing this solution?


Are you aware of any open source efforts, hackathons or other collaborative efforts related to your solution? Are you participating in these efforts?

Yes, just starting

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Photo of Isaac Jumba

Welcome to the challenge Flavio Ortigao  and thanks for sharing your business pivot.
Have you made any progress so far introducing your concept? Where do you see as the current roadblock as you start out?
Might be interesting to also check out Koldun Victor 's idea Method of purifying indoor air  - I wonder if there could be possibilities of collaboration