coronavirus

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

Left to right: Dr Weber, Dr Neugebauer, Dr Popp

Coronavirus shines a light on potential of optical techniques

Dr Karina Weber, Dr Ute Neugebauer, and Dr Juergen Popp, of Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology (Leibniz-IPHT) Jena, spoke to Electro Optics about the advantages of optical methods in tackling global health challenges, and what we can learn from the Covid-19 crisis to advance clinical translation

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