coronavirus

The authors suggest that placing UVC light sources at ventilation systems and rooms not in use, without direct optical paths to humans, helps reduce virus propagation. Credit: Nacho Gaubert

Researchers advocate for use of UV light in Covid-19 disinfection

A study involved experts in the fields of virology, immunology, aerosols, architecture, and physics, analyse possible methods to prevent Sars-Cov-2 propagation indoors

Prototype of the UVC LED irradiation system with 118 LEDs. The inset shows a detail of the LED array (©FBH/P. Immerz)

UV sterilisation device being tested for use on human skin

An LED irradiation system has been developed at the Ferdinand-Braun-Institut in Berlin that aims to kill microorganisms with ultra-short wave UV light. The researchers anticipate that the UV light emitted from their device will not be harmful to human skin

Diagnosis on a chip

Keely Portway discusses advances in photonic integrated circuit biosensors for the detection of viruses such as covid-19

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