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Skolkovo professors called "administrative hype" innovation, which was positioned as a new remedy for coronavirus

EastRussia has received an appeal from the Skolkovo Scientific Advisory Council, professors and researchers at Skoltech. The text of the message, signed by ten professors and academics, speaks of "bewilderment in connection with a number of media publications about the allegedly found" Skolkovo scientists "means of combating the Covid-19 coronavirus, based on the so-called" cold plasma water treatment. "

We are talking about initiative Russian scientists to use special liquid “Magnaril” for disinfection of surfaces and premises, which allegedly disrupts the vital activity of pathogens due to exposure to reactive oxygen species and hypochlorous acid. As stated in the original post Izvestia, such a liquid is very cheap to manufacture, and its properties can effectively destroy fungi, bacteria and viruses.

Skolkovo professors in their address call this technology “incompetent administrative hype” and urge the media to distinguish such news stories from real scientific and technological breakthroughs. The letter was signed by Nobel Prize Laureate in Chemistry Roger Kornberg, President of the World Health Summit Detlef Ganten, Skoltech Vice President for Biomedical Research Mikhail Gelfand, Professor and Head of the Department of Anesthesiology and Reanimatology at the School of Medicine. Keck University of Southern California Vladimir Zelman, Skoltech Rector, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences  
Alexander Kuleshov, Academician-Secretary of the Department of Physiology and Fundamental Medicine of the Russian Academy of Sciences Yuri Natochin, Chairman of the Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR), Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences Vladislav Panchenko, Academicians of the Russian Academy of Sciences Valentin Parmon, Vladimir Fortov, Valery Chereshnev.

The editors of EastRussia, in response, invited respected Skolkovo professors to deliver a detailed column on breakthrough technologies that are important in the fight against coronavirus infection. 

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