Studies Point to the Efficacy of UV Light Against Tough Pathogens

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As researchers gain increasing experience with UV-C light, they are reporting encouraging results related to efficacy against some of the most problematic pathogens in hospitals today.

This Pulse summarizes some of the most recent studies on how UV-C light can reduce the bioburden on high-touch surfaces in the patient environment.

  • Discover how UV-C light was used in two radiation designs
  • Learn how UV-C light performed in both direct line of sight and indirect line of sight of the device
  • See why UV-C light can be used in combination with germicidal wipes for positive outcomes

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