Born in Mumbai, Sanjeev Swamy, Founder & CEO Livinguard, a global hygiene brand based out of Switzerland is determined to enhance the safety and health of billions of people around the world. They are the first company in the world to empower textiles and other materials with self-disinfecting properties. Hashtag Magazine catches up for an exclusive…
Sanjeev Swamy, inventor, founder and CEO of Livinguard was born in Mumbai. He completed his bachelor’s in Mumbai and travelled to Germany to pursue his engineering degree. A creative person by nature, Sanjeev first conceived the idea of Livinguard Antiviral and Antimicrobial Technology in 2010 when posed with a challenge from a British Brigadier General.
“This is a culmination of years of effort including over 65,000 experiments and filing more than 100 patents.”
Today as the world battles a pandemic, Sanjeev has emerged as a pathfinder with revolutionary products that promises to destroy what the world today fears most –the COVID-19 virus. It is the first company in the world to empower textiles and other materials with self-disinfecting properties. They have invented a mask, which kills 99.9% of COVID-19 virus. It is the only mask which can continuously and safely inactivate viruses and bacteria, without any impact on the environment, as it is completely biodegradable.
“My vision is to provide a safe and sustainable solution to curb the global pandemic,” he shares. Ask him what inspired him to create such a mask and he replies, “We had been developing face masks earlier but were trying to address the problem of air pollution, which is perhaps a silent pandemic that has been destroying lives and the planet for years. When the current pandemic hit, we had already been destroying a wide range of viruses, in other product areas and knew that marrying up these two areas of expertise would be a great benefit during difficult times. We needed to be sure of our efficacy against this virus and have been redesigning the product, getting the necessary regulatory clearances, and updating and thoroughly testing our technological efficacy. This is a culmination of years of effort including over 65,000 experiments and filing more than a 100 patents.”
For over a decade, Sanjeev has been researching to create ecologically sustainable products and this year they have also launched hand gloves. Sanjeev also explains that through this project they have been promoting the Make in India initiative. “We have our laboratory and textile processing facilities in Navi Mumbai, and the face masks for India are being made near Bengaluru. We are proud to offer our technology to the nation,” shares Sanjeev. Livinguard is also involved in several local initiatives, including a partnership with giveher5.org to provide reusable sanitary napkins to girls and women.
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