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UVC LEDs Can Combat Hospital-Acquired Infections

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Portable, handheld devices consume little energy, but can deliver targeted light that renders common pathogens harmless.

RAJUL RANDIVE, CRYSTAL IS

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that one in every 25 hospital patients in the U.S. will contract a hospital-acquired infection (HAI) during their visit. Recent CDC reports show that progress is being made in HAI prevention, but there is still more work to be done. One opportunity to address the remaining gap in HAI reductions is to automate steps in the current point-of-care hygiene protocol with UV-enabled devices or by integrating ultraviolet C (UVC) disinfection with existing health care equipment. Medical equipment makers are leveraging much smaller...Read full article

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