NOSA microbial control
NOSA microbial control is designed to reduce the exposure of viruses and bacteria by inhalation through the nose. A reduced exposure of viruses and bacteria reduces the risk of respiratory infections. The product is easy to breathe through, discreet and comfortable to wear.
NOSA microbial control is a medical device class I and is available in Europe. External lab tests have shown that NOSA microbial control can reduce up to 93% of Coronavirus, Rhinovirus and Norovirus as well as 99% of Staphylococci (MRSA), Pneumococci and E-coli when in contact with the device.
Reduces the exposure of viruses and bacteria:
93% viral reduction
99% bacterial reduction
How does NOSA microbial control work?
NOSA microbial control is placed in the nostrils so that you can breathe through the product. The product design forces the air to pass through the lamella structure of the device where it inactivates viruses and kills bacteria that get in contact with the product.
This is made possible due to the silver phosphate particles infused into the material. That way, the device reduces the amount of viruses and bacteria that enters the upper respiratory system.
NOSA microbial control is a medical device class I and is available in Europe.
Why is it important to protect the nose?
Inside the nose is a sensitive area called the mucous membrane. Viruses and bacteria can enter the body and infect humans through this area. A reduced exposure to viruses and bacteria in the nose has been shown to reduce the risk of respiratory infections. NOSA microbial control is tested against many of the most common flu viruses.
The latest research shows that there are two types of cells inside the nose that are the likely entry point for COVID-19. These cells work as “viral entry receptors” and are highly accessible to the corona virus because of the location in the nose.³
There are several different face masks with different purposes. These are usually divided into two different categories.
1. Surgical mask- classified as a medical device
2. Face mask – classified as personal protective equipment.
Both the surgical mask and the face mask filters the particles by inhalation or exhalation.⁴
Which mask you should use depends on the purpose and occasion. Simply explained, the face mask is a tool to protect yourself against infectious particles in the environment, these are classified as Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and filters via inhalation.⁴
The surgical mask aims to reduce the transmission of infectious particles from the user to the environment through exhalation.⁴
However, not all masks are intended to protect against viruses and bacteria.⁵
Face masks are divided into 3 different classes according to degree of filtration; FFP1, FFP2 and FFP3.⁵
The most common face masks FFP1 and FFP2 protect against larger particles and are not intended to protect against viruses and bacteria. The only face mask intended for protection against viruses and bacteria is FFP3, with the highest class of filters. These are only allowed leakage of 5% at the most and are often used within the chemical industry.⁵
NOSA microbial control is designed to inactivate viruses and kill bacteria when in contact with the device. Due to this, the function is different from a respiratory mask or face mask. NOSA microbial control is a medical device class I.
Years of product development resulted in a patented design that:
- Reduces viruses
- Reduces bacteria
- Is easy to breathe through
- Is discreet and comfortable
- Has an innovative design
- Can be used for up to 8 hours
Not sure how to place NOSA microbial control in your nose correctly?
Watch the instruction video here!
Hold the product bracket between your index fingers and thumbs and carefully place the product in your nostrils until the bracket meets the nasal wall.
Carefully press the product upwards with your index finger and thumb until it is placed correctly and does not fall out.
If you feel that the product is placed wrong, try to adjust the product again until it feels comfortable. Do not use if any discomfort arises.
Why NOSA microbial control?
A reduced exposure of viruses and bacteria has been shown to reduce the risk of respiratory infections.
¹ vårdhandboken, 2019
² folkhälsomyndigheten, 2022
³ Sungnak et al, SARS-CoV-2 entry factors are highly expressed in nasal epithelial cells together with innate immune genes, Nature Medicin 26, s.681–687 (2020)
⁴ Läkemedelsverket, 2021
⁵ Europeiska Kommissionen, 2022