The 1,000 sets of UV germicidal lamps donated by Heraeus’ special light source have arrived at the front line of anti-epidemic in Huanggang, Hubei, where medical supplies are urgently needed.
Heraeus is a global group company headquartered in Hanau, Germany for the production of precious metals and technology supply.
It is reported that on February 11, Heraeus Special Light Source contacted SF Express urgently, and arranged a special vehicle to transport the donated ultraviolet germicidal lamps from Shanghai to Hubei and sent to the Huanggang Epidemic Prevention and Control Headquarters. It has been delivered on February 12, and will be distributed to hospitals in the jurisdiction that are in urgent need of supplies.
Recently, the National Health Commission and the State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine announced the “Diagnosis and Treatment Program for Novel Coronavirus Pneumonia (Trial Version 4)”. The new version of the diagnosis and treatment plan writes that the virus is sensitive to ultraviolet light and heat.
Heraeus technical experts introduced that when the cumulative UV dose received by most bacteria and viruses reaches 20mJ, the inactivation rate can be as high as 99% or more. The 253.7nm ultraviolet light can effectively destroy the genetic material (DNA or RNA) of microorganisms, so that bacteria and viruses cannot complete the replication and transcription of genetic material, thereby killing bacterial pathogens and eliminating the source of infection.