UV LEDs for disinfection and potential protection from SARS-CoV-2

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BioTechniques Digital Editor Tristan Free, speaks to Application Scientist Theresa Thompson and Strategy Director Jay Pasquantonio (both Phoseon Technology, OR, USA) about their UV LEDs and their disinfection abilities. We cover the best wavelengths for disrupting nucleotides and proteins, the challenges associated with some of these wavelengths, and the promising potential of UV LEDs to disinfect inorganic surfaces of SARS-CoV-2. Theresa and Jay also detail the safety procedures required while using this technology and deliver a clear warning against the irradiation of organic matter with UV LEDs.

For more information on the effect of UV LEDs on SARS-CoV-2, check out this page from Phoseon Technology: Can UV LEDs Kill the Novel Coronavirus? Frequently Asked Questions