Crystal IS Inc of Green Island, NY, USA, an Asahi Kasei company that makes proprietary ultraviolet light-emitting diodes (UVC LEDs), has added to its Klaran disinfection product line by launching three new UVC LED products targeting the healthcare industry.
The new devices deliver up to three times greater germicidal performance at 260-270nm than similar devices, it is reckoned, enabling medical equipment manufacturers to integrate quantifiable disinfection capabilities into their products. Emitting UV energy at the peak absorption range of bacterial D/RNA ensures a highly effective and consistent germicidal effect across a range of potentially lethal pathogens linked to healthcare acquired infections (HAIs).
The new UVC LEDs enable the development of portable equipment and handheld devices, which can enhance existing aseptic protocols by automating traditional manual tasks with a measured dose of disinfection. Using these devices, infection control departments and epidemiologists can also track and establish associations between aseptic protocols and reductions in the incidence of HAIs to improve compliance reporting and quality of care.
Crystal IS says that for healthcare equipment manufacturers, the new Klaran UVC LEDs:
- provide effective and consistent disinfection power across a range of pathogens and microbes;
- offer targeted disinfection with minimal stray energy loss compared with other technologies;
- offer flexible design, and low-energy means to innovate portable or hand-held devices; and
- feature instant-on capability for ease of use and increased productivity.
“We are committed to ensuring our products meet the specific needs of the healthcare industry,” says CEO Larry Felton. “These new Klaran devices and our support teams help our healthcare customers advance their proof-of-concept designs from early-stage development through to commercial launch.”
The new Klaran UVC LEDs are produced on the company’s lattice-matched aluminum nitride (AlN) substrates, which enable high germicidal output at deep UVC wavelengths. The new healthcare additions to the Klaran product line include a high-powered version for handheld medical devices and two long-lifetime products for portable equipment.
Crystal IS is exhibiting the new products in booth 1475 at 34th annual MD&M East conference in New York City (13-15 June).