Australian company Starpharma launches anti-viral nasal spray to help tackle ...

Australian company develops a $27 anti-viral nasal spray that 'deactivates' Covid - and it's being used right across the UK Biotech company Starpharma has launched anti-viral nasal spray in the UK It acts as a barrier to coronavirus, trapping it in the nose and inactivating virus Spray best used once every six hours for up to 30 days, CEO Jackie Fairley says Melbourne-based company says it has plans to launch product soon in Australia 

By Eliza Mcphee For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 04:23 BST, 4 May 2021 | Updated: 04:23 BST, 4 May 2021

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An Australian biotech company has joined the fight against coronavirus by launching an anti-viral nasal spray that's already available in the UK.

Starpharma first rolled out the product known as Viraleze in London at the end of March and it's currently being sold for the equivalent of A$27 in Lloyds Pharmacy chemists across the city.

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The spray, which was developed in Melbourne, works by 'deactivating' the virus as soon as it enters the nose, preventing the person using it from getting sick.

CEO of the company, Jackie Fairley, said the spray is best used once every six hours for up to 30 days - acting as a form of defence to the virus when social distancing is not possible.

While the product is not yet available within Australia, the company says it has plans to launch the spray on home soil soon. 

Melbourne-based company, Starpharma, first rolled out the product known as Viraleze in London at the end of March

Melbourne-based company, Starpharma, first rolled out the product known as Viraleze in London at the end of March

'Viraleze is actually all about trying to stop it and kill it before entering your body,' she told

'If you're using it when going on a train or in the supermarket then you might use it just as needed.'

The spray targets the area in the nose where respiratory viruses like colds and flus first become active, the company's website explains.

'The nasal cavity

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