91-year-old Chestnut Hill Inventor Creates Sanitizing Wipes That Can Be Used Hundreds of Times Within a Month

Ken Knickerbocker
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Solomon Rosenblatt, a 91-year-old inventor from Chestnut Hill, has created IoWipe, a sanitizing wipe that lasts 30 days and can be reused 600 times.

Solomon Rosenblatt, a 91-year-old inventor from Chestnut Hill, has created IoWipe, a sanitizing wipe that lasts 30 days and can be reused 600 times, writes Marc Narducci for The Philadelphia Inquirer.

IoWipe is iodine-based and it can be used to kill a variety of microorganisms on both hands and surfaces. Rosenblatt’s daughter and son-in-law, Elise and Max Rivers, are helping him to sell his invention online.

Rosenblatt’s latest invention is the successor of IoPlex, an antimicrobial bandage he came up with three decades ago.

“I have been involved in antimicrobial products for some time,” said Rosenblatt.

One IoWipe costs $25 and is fully saturated with about 6 percent of its weight as iodine. That is why it can last so long before it is used up.

Rosenblatt is gratified that his creation is especially relevant during the current outbreak.

“It makes you feel that the work that you’ve done is at last being rewarded,” he said. “You know, as an inventor, 95% of all experiments fail. So when there is something that finally comes forth and does some good, it really compensates for a lot of failures.”

Read more about IoWipe at The Philadelphia Inquirer by clicking here.

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