Giant Russian State-owned nuclear energy corporation group Rosatom has highlighted the value of nuclear medical techniques in sterilising medical devices and personal protective equipment, as part of global efforts to counter the Covid-19 pandemic. Nuclear medical sterilisation destroys viruses, spores and other pathogens. So far, Rosatom itself has sterilised more than 330 000 Covid-19 portable laboratory testing kits and more than 24-million medical masks. “All industries need to mobilise to help to combat the negative effect of [the] new pandemic on the global economy,” stressed Rosatom JSC Rusatom Healthcare advisor Yulia Kurashvili (who is a specialist in radiation technologies for medicine and industry). “Nuclear technologies can offer multiple uses during this crisis.”