17 March 2020
Combatting Coronavirus, COVID-19 with Innovation and Ingenuity
Protecting People with Germicidal UV LED from Bolb, Inc.
Laser Components, USA
Bedford, NH – March 17, 2020 – The W.H.O. recently declared Coronavirus, COVID- 19 a pandemic, with many organizations and companies looking to find a way to help protect the population from contracting it. One such company and leader in UVC LED emitter arrays, is the U.S. based manufacturer, BOLB, Inc.
The emitter arrays provide germicidal light output between 1.2 W and 2.5 W, effectively inactivating antibiotic-resistant bacteria such as MRSA and now, the dangerous COVID-
19. The newly built Huoshenan Hospital, in Wuhan, the sprawling capital of Central China’s Hubei province, with a population of 11.08 million people, has implemented and deployed this advanced technology to decontaminate nurses and doctors, upon entering or exiting the Coronavirus isolation ward in their epidemic-proof hazmat clothing.
It is a timely development given global public health officials continue to sound a piercing alarm concerning the unabated rise in Anti-Microbial Resistant Pathogens, commonly known as superbugs. According to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 3 million antibiotic-resistant infections occur in the US each year, and more than 47,800 people die as a result.
Healthcare workers get exposed to UVC light waves for approximately 30 seconds, as the radiation in the wavelength selected, modifies the RNA, rendering the virus harmless. In addition, the hazmat suit protects them from the UVC radiation, ensuring no danger to heath care workers. With the help of BOLB, Inc. and Laser Components USA, the spread of this virus may be shorter lived due to the expert technologies offered by leading industry companies such these.
To learn more about Laser Components, USA, visit our website at https://www.lasercomponents.com/us/ To learn more about Bolb, Inc. visit their website at https://www.bolb.co/
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