UVC LEDs: Energizing a new generation of portable, healthcare disinfection devices

Mark Pizzuto, Crystal IS According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), one in every 25 hospital patients in the U.S. will contract a hospital-acquired infection (HAI) during their visit. Often expensive and sometimes fatal, HAIs are adding billions to the country’s already bourgeoning healthcare costs. For decades, hospitals and other healthcare facilities

Medtech stories we missed this week: Oct. 6, 2017

From Intellijoint’s CE Mark to Patrona Medical and Kopis’ new partnership, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. Intellijoint CE Mark for flagship hip navigation Intellijoint surgical announced in an Oct. 4 press release that it has received CE Mark for its Intellijoint HIP System in

Check out Henkel’s flash cure system for medtech assembly

Henkel has developed a system of flash cure for medical devices, disposables, and fiber optics. The products include two LED cure lights and two adhesives that offer instant cure. The EQ CL28 LED Curejet—on display last week at MD&M West in Anaheim, California—is a high-intensity spot cure device with wide cure area. The intensity reaches

Reflective optical sensor meant to provide reliability and versatility

TT Electronics has introduced its Photologic V OPB9000 reflective optical sensor for industrial and medical applications. The sensor is meant to provide dependable edge and presence detection of reflective media within a range of ambient lighting conditions, according to the company. The Optek brand OPB9000 can be used for industrial printing, dispensing, manufacturing automation, safety

Crystal IS expands product line to include high powered UVC LEDs

Crystal IS announces its new commercial product line targeting higher power applications for UVC disinfection of water, air and surfaces. Klaran, Crystal IS’s first generation disinfection product line, offers germicidal output powers from 15 mW to 30 mW, uniquely suited for use in healthcare, lab water and consumer product applications where health and human safety

Reducing the impact of hospital-acquired infections with UV disinfection

Integrating UVC LEDs into a UVGI system, instead of mercury lamps, allows for continuous disinfection without causing harm to a patient. As standards look to reduce HAIs, LEDs will quite possibly become the light source of choice. Rajul Randive Director of Application Engineering Crystal IS Infection control is a major focus in healthcare, owing to

Latest addition to the OmniCure product line delivers high-power, air-cooled UV LED curing for industrial manufacturing and printing

Excelitas Technologies introduces  OmniCure AC9 UV LED Curing Systems for the curing of inks, adhesives and coatings. The OmniCure AC9 UV LED Systems’ innovative design features a high-performing, small form-factor, air-cooled solution to enable faster line speeds in industrial manufacturing and printing. The OmniCure AC9150, AC9150P, AC9225, AC9225P, AC9300 and AC9300P UV LED curing systems have

Pliable LED brain implants designed to study, control pain

Researchers at Washington University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are developing pliable LED implants to study and treat pain. A study of the devices was published in Nature Biotechnology this month. The micro-LED devices operate on optogenetics, a neuroscientific technique in which neurons are genetically modified to be light-sensitive. This allows for the controlled

Nikkiso delivers high intensity line source with deep UV LEDs for industrial curing applications

Nikkiso America has delivered a 265nm line source for industrial curing applications. With individual UVC LEDs operating at powers up to 30 mW, the source includes a 2D array that delivers cw power density greater than 125mW / cm2 and uniformity of ± 10%. The devices, which are Mercury-free, offer a compact and rugged alternative

Graphene-based film can be used for efficient cooling of electronics

Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have developed a method for efficiently cooling electronics using graphene-based film. The film has a thermal conductivity capacity that is four times that of copper. Moreover, the graphene film is attachable to electronic components made of silicon, which favors the film’s performance compared to typical graphene characteristics shown in

Increasing and expanding medical technology—not the cost

The implementation of new medical technology accounts between 38 and 65% of health care spending increases. New technology expands the range of treatment options available to patients; however, it does so by replacing lower-cost options with higher-cost services. UVC LEDs help instrument manufacturers build smaller, powerful tools and products with lower costs. Crystal IS, a maker

Excelitas Technologies unveils new OmniCure AC2 Series

Excelitas Technologies announces the launch of its new OmniCure AC2 Series UV LED Curing Systems. This compact addition to the AC Series of UV LED Curing solutions supplies irradiance from an LED system small enough to be included in applications where space constraints restrict access to the substrate and quality cannot be compromised. This small

Excelitas introduces the X-Cite 120LEDmini LED light source for imaging applications

The new X-Cite 120LEDmini is a compact and simple to use white-light LED light source for fluorescence imaging applications. Through direct coupling, X-Cite 120LEDmini delivers superior LED illumination and exceptional field uniformity at the specimen level with the broadest spectrum of fluorescence excitation for routinely used fluorophores. Additionally, with manual, PC and TTL control, X-Cite