The Maya Protective Sticker is a smart active protective sticker that adheres to any face mask with a thin layer of adhesive material. It is composed of a support layer of nonwoven microfibers, polymer nano-fiber fabric integrated with the well-known widely used disinfectant povidone iodine (PVP-I), widely used and safe for inactivating viruses upon contact. Povidone-iodine has been shown impervious to resistance.
The medical device was developed at the renowned Technion Institute of Technology in Israel.
When a droplet comes in contact with the sticker, it is absorbed into the nanofiber net and then trapped in between the nanofibers. Then, the biocide is activated, disinfects the virus, making it ineffective.
A study was conducted to demonstrate the Maya Stickers protective capabilities prior to submission to regulatory authorities the USA, Europe, and in Israel. The purpose of this study was to examine the efficacy of the MAYA Sticker for inactivation of viruses.