Welcome to LEDs Magazine’s bimonthly UV Tech Insights newsletter for May 11, 2023. We have something different for you in the audience as our featured story this month: an interview with Polarity Medical Technology founder Dr. Tom Chi. It’s safe to say no one has had such an interesting discussion regarding a doorknob — in this case, a handle, to be precise — since Disney’s animated Alice in Wonderland premiered in 1951. (Fun fact: There is no Doorknob character in the original book, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.) Polarity Medical developed the SafeTOUCH UV-C disinfection handle to help eliminate a key contamination point in the fight against healthcare-acquired infections, and hopes to expand its usage in other high-traffic spaces, along with additional antimicrobial devices.
I’d also bring your attention to next week’s webinar with Silanna UV presenting on epitaxy technology for far UV-C that shows promise in increasing UV LED reliability and potentially addressing concerns about UV risks in occupied spaces. We also include a number of industry-provided updates and related technology and applications stories from our colleagues below.
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