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Light technology to combat hospital infections
Date:11/15/2010

proaches to disinfection and sterilisation are urgently needed within the clinical environment, as traditional methods have significant limitations.

"Decontamination methods involving gas sterilants or UV-light can be hazardous to staff and patients, while cleaning, disinfection and hand washing, although essential routine procedures, have limited effectiveness and problems with compliance.

"HINS-light is a safe treatment that can be easily automated to provide continuous disinfection of wards and other areas of the clinical environment. The pervasive nature of light permits the treatment of air and all visible surfaces, regardless of accessibility, either through direct or reflected exposure to HINS-light within the treated environment."

The technology was developed in the University of Strathclyde's pioneering Robertson Trust Laboratory for Electronic Sterilisation Technologies (ROLEST), which is dedicated to controlling infection in today's healthcare environments.


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Contact: Kat Hannah
kat.hannah@strath.ac.uk
44-014-154-84123
University of Strathclyde
Source:Eurekalert

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