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UV-C is the type of UV light that is most effective at killing germs on surfaces, in the air, and in liquids, through a process known as UV-C disinfection.

New guidelines aim to reduce MRSA infection prevalence

New guidelines aim to reduce MRSA infection prevalence

Infection prevention specialists, GAMA Healthcare, explain the evidence behind the guidelines and solutions that could help MRSA infection management. There are few pathogens as synonymous...
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UV-C air disinfection: A powerful weapon for combatting airborne diseases

Troy Cowan, coordinator of the Ultraviolet Working Group at the International Ultraviolet Association outlines the integral role of UV-C air disinfection in fighting the...
Monitoring handwashing effectiveness with UV-light

Monitoring handwashing effectiveness with UV-light

Researchers from the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV) have developed a luminescent hydroalcoholic gel aimed at monitoring the quality of disinfection following handwashing. There are...
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UV LED lights effectively kill HIV and COVID-19 in 30 seconds

A University of Toronto Scarborough investigation has found that UV LED lights can destroy HIV and coronaviruses in just 30 seconds. The team killed both...
Utilising Upper-Air UVGI in the Fight Against COVID-19

Utilising upper-air UVGI in the fight against COVID-19

Upper-air disinfection is one of the most valuable, proven defences available in designing an effective contagion control programme. To date, the World Health Organization (WHO)...
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UVC: Examining the efficacy of the emerging disinfection technology

Gabriele Messina and Gabriele Cevenini of the University of Siena explore the emergence and efficacy of UVC disinfection technologies. The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic...
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Shedding light on the world of UVC disinfection technologies

Tristan Williams, Technical Director of Finsen Tech Group outlines key aspects to consider when purchasing UVC disinfectant products. Tristan Williams, Technical Director of Finsen Tech...
Adapting UVC technology into the UK’s public and private medical sector

Adapting UVC technology into the UK’s public and private medical sector

LumniCleanse provides mobile and practical sterilisation systems, designed to kill 99.9999% of bacteria and viruses. The market for UV products is rapidly expanding; and UVC...
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UVC disinfection technology: Why an industry standard must be set

Following the surge in demand for ultraviolet (UV) disinfection equipment during the pandemic, the International Ultraviolet Association discusses the rise of commercial UVC products...
UVC disinfection in indoor spaces

UVC disinfection in indoor spaces

Dr Dorit Aviv of the University of Pennsylvania and Dr Jovan Pantelic of KU Leuven tell HEQ about optimising space design to incorporate UVC...
The future of UVC disinfection

The future of UVC disinfection

University of Siena Associate Professor of Public Health Gabriele Messina speaks with HEQ about innovation in UVC disinfection technology. The past year has seen an...
UVC room sterilisation for the fight against SARS-Cov-2 and ‘superbugs’

UVC room sterilisation for the fight against SARS-Cov-2 and ‘superbugs’

With a wide range of UVC room sterilisation products available, how can users be sure they are selecting the best one? CW Applied Technology was...
UV light improves efficacy of common disinfectants against COVID-19

UV light improves efficacy of common disinfectants against COVID-19

The application of ultraviolet light (UVC) light could improve the efficacy of 400 common disinfectants against COVID-19, as well as making them safer for...
UVC disinfection in indoor spaces

UVC disinfection in indoor spaces

Drs Andrew Buchan and Liang Yang speak to HEQ about the potential of far-UVC for disinfecting indoor airflow. The risk of contracting COVID-19 has been...
UVC ultrasound probe disinfection

Germitec: UVC high-level disinfection technology for ultrasound probes

Germitec’s Hypernova Chronos UVC system is ‘light years ahead’ as the only chemical-free solution for ultrasound probe disinfection. Backed by more than 15 years of...
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Understanding air filtration and UV disinfection in a medical environment

Sanuvox Technologies founder Normand Brais explains why UV purification is the most effective air disinfection method for medical, commercial and residential environments. Evidence has accumulated...
instant uv disinfection

Instant UV: a new paradigm to close the disinfection gap

A growing body of research shines light on the need to augment existing disinfection protocols with no-touch and chemical-free methods, such as Instant UV. Infectious...

Discover how Finsen Tech is reducing HCAIs with UVC technology

Finsen Tech is an international EPA registered manufacturer and provider of UVC products and services contributing to the prevention and reduction of HCAIs (Healthcare-Associated...
Killing microorganisms with ultra-shortwave UV light

Killing microorganisms with ultra-shortwave UV light

A novel LED irradiation system developed by the Ferdinand-Braun-Institut aims to kill microorganisms with ultra-shortwave UV light – without side effects. Dr Sven Einfeldt...
UVC disinfection of CT scanners

UVC disinfection of CT scanners with Johns Hopkins University

Dr Jeffrey Siewerdsen, Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University, tells HEQ about UVC disinfection. Dr Jeffrey Siewerdsen, interview by Rosemary Lobley A research team...

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