Croatian Innovation: ‘Miracle Box’ Kills Coronavirus in a Minute

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Source: Općina Križ
The 'miracle box' kills coronavirus in a minute
The 'miracle box' kills coronavirus in a minute

October 12, 2020 – Award-winning industrial mechanic Kristijan Škarica has devised an innovative way to protect his children from an invisible enemy. Namely, he worked day and night in his garage for a month on the so-called ‘miracle box’ made for killing the coronavirus, and he succeeded.

The coronavirus pandemic has turned the world upside down. Scientists around the world are still working to find a cure and vaccine against this evil virus, while ordinary people are left to themselves and their ideas on how to at least mitigate the negative effects of a pandemic such as fear, insecurity, and vulnerability.

It is in this desire to protect ourselves and our loved ones that we are forced to adhere to the basic prescribed epidemiological rules. However, one industrial mechanic from Ivanić-Grad in Croatia, realized at one point that he wanted to provide even greater protection to his children. That’s when the idea was born.


‘Miracle box’ in kindergartens

Kristijan Škarica, the owner of the start-up company Fastness in Ivanić-Grad, decided to produce a device for killing the vicious coronavirus, and after a month of working day and night, he succeeded in his plan. So he created the UVC BOX, a device that kills the coronavirus within a minute.

“The coronavirus can survive for days on a variety of objects that it comes in contact with, especially on shoes and toys. UVC BOX can quickly sterilize and works on the principle of UV-C rays that destroy DNA structures from viruses and bacteria. The key was special UVC lamps installed inside the housing, which destroy viruses by radiation,” Škarica told the portal.


Kristijan Škarica on the right with his ‘miracle box’ in the kindergarten / Općina Križ


However, his invention did not remain within the four walls of his family, but it now protects other children, too. Namely, the ‘magic box’ arrived at the Križ Kindergarten, one each at the Križ and Novoselec facilities. Thanks to this invention, children from these kindergartens will now be able to spend their kindergarten days more safely.

“It is our gift on the occasion of Children’s Week, which is celebrated from October 5 to 11. The Municipality of Križ, as a Child-Friendly Municipality, prepares something for its youngest residents every year. This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the traditional celebration was missing and we decided, in order to protect the health of children, to donate a UVC BOX to the Križ Kindergarten for sterilization of items. The value of the donation is slightly less than 12,000.00 kuna,” said the Mayor of the Križ Municipality Marko Magdić.

On this occasion, Kristijan Škarica showed the kindergarten teachers how to use his device.


Awards for the inventions

However, this is not the first invention for this young Croatian innovator. Škarica, who is only 31 years old, already has five different products, the application of which is related to the field of medicine and waste management. Each of his previous inventions, in addition to its basic task, also has the possibility of various “smart” and “Internet” functionalities.



The ‘miracle box’ / Općina Križ


Proof that his inventions do not go unnoticed is the fact that Škarica is already receiving recognition and awards for his work.

At the recent Open Data Hackathon event organized by the Croatian Agency for Small Business, Innovation and Investment (HAMAG-BICRO) within the ODEON project (Open Data for European Open iNnovation), his team called Dissyo won a cash prize of 2,500 Croatian kuna for the project solution which allows sterilization of the space and monitoring of safe outlets in the city.

The ‘miracle box’ is just one of many inventions that ingenious people came up with during this coronavirus pandemic. And while there are such useful inventions and such positive solutions, it will be at least a little easier for others to overcome this great pandemic that has befallen us.


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