[Update] This week Innovation Origins reported on a dispersion coating that uses photosynthesis to kill viruses and bacteria. We based our findings on a press release from the Dutch company Drukwerkdeal.nl. At the request of the manufacturer of the coating, the German company Varcotec, we have decided to partially withdraw that story because it allegedly contains inaccuracies.

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Author profile picture Maurits Kuypers graduated as a macroeconomist from the University of Amsterdam, specialising in international work. He has been active as a journalist since 1997, first for 10 years on the editorial staff of Het Financieele Dagblad in Amsterdam, then as a freelance correspondent in Berlin and Central Europe. When it comes to technological innovations, he always has an eye for the financial feasibility of a project.