Signify announced that its joint research with Boston University’s National Institute of New Infectious Diseases (NEIDL) confirmed that Signify’s UV-C ultraviolet light source can effectively inactivate the 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) ) Of the new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2.
At the beginning of the development of this new coronary pneumonia epidemic, Dr. Anthony Griffiths, associate professor of medical microbiology at Boston University and his team began to develop relevant equipment for this virus research.
In the research, they used Signify’s UV-C ultraviolet light source products to explore the inactivation ability of different doses of UV-C ultraviolet radiation on the surface of the inoculated material. The research team used a radiation dose of 5 millijoules per square centimeter (mJ/c㎡) (radiation time 6 seconds) and successfully inactivated 99% of the new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Based on this data, it is possible to inactivate 99.9999% of the new coronavirus using a radiation dose of 22 millijoules per square centimeter (mJ/c㎡) (radiation time 25 seconds).
Our experimental results show that the virus can be completely inactivated after being irradiated with a certain dose of UV-C ultraviolet radiation for a few seconds. Dr. Anthony Griffiths said, “We are very excited about this discovery and hope to use this to accelerate the development of related products and to suppress the spread of 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19). ”
“I am very pleased to see that this cooperation with Boston University on combating new coronaviruses has achieved fruitful results. Boston University has confirmed that Signify UV light source products can effectively suppress viruses and help companies and factories provide a safe working environment.” Xin Eric Rondolat, CEO of Novo, said, “Given the huge potential of this technology to combat new coronaviruses, Signify promised to share it widely with other lighting companies. In order to meet the rapidly growing market demand, in the future During the month, we will further increase the production capacity of related products.”