Hadassah Collaborates to Develop a Face Mask that Kills the Coronavirus

Monday, Dec 21 2020

The Hadassah Medical Organization, the Israel Institute for Biological Research (IIBR) and Tera Novel, an Israeli start-up company, have collaboratively developed an innovative antiviral and antibacterial mask, which contains a disinfectant that has been proven to be 99.99 percent effective in killing the coronavirus.

Called GERMS OVER, the mask’s patented technology has been under development at IIBR for a number of years. Its formula neutralizes resistant bacteria and viruses and prevents infection and further spread of the disease. Tested in a dedicated department at IIBR, the technology and mask were recently approved by Israel’s Ministry of Health.

The Israel Institute for Biological Research also developed Israel’s COVID-19 vaccine, Brilife, which is now launching Phase II clinical trials at Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem and Tel HaShomer’s Sheba Medical Center. Shortly, the trial will be expanded to other hospitals around the country. During Phase I, about 80 individuals were inoculated with the vaccine at Hadassah and Sheba. No serious side effects were reported.

Learn more about the Hadassah Medical Organization.

Related Stories


Tuesday, Jan 12 2021

Hadassah Speedily Vaccinates Its Staff Against COVID-19

As of January 11, out of the 6,500 individuals who work at the Hadassah Medical Organization, 4,800 had received their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine, and 1,000 had received the second dose.


Tuesday, Jan 5 2021

Mary, From Bethlehem, Experiences Personal Christmas Miracle at Hadassah

Christmas Eve is always a special time for Mary A, an 86-year-old resident of Bethlehem.


Tuesday, Dec 29 2020

Nurses Inject Hope at Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem

The sun has just come up. It is 6 am and 18 pairs of eyes are staring at two Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem nurses. One nurse is seated and the other is standing over her, a needle in hand.


Monday, Dec 21 2020

What Are Organoids? Welcome to a Revolution in Basic Medical Science

Classically, researchers in basic medical science have had two tools: in vitro cultures and animal models. The challenges posed by their limitations are many.


Donation Questions


(800) 928-0685

Membership Questions


(800) 664-5646

Israel Travel


(800) 237-1517

Contact Us

40 Wall Street

New York, NY 10005

More ›

Show More