UV-C light has a powerful germicidal effect which enables disinfection of water and a wide variety of food, drink and medical packaging. It can also be used for disinfection of air, which reduces infections caused by airborne transmission of bacterial pathogens.
Key Benefits of Using Light:
Kills rapidly - starting within seconds
Microbial cells cannot develop resistance to this technology
Proven ability to be able to deploy it safely to kill bacteria, mold, fungi, and even viruses
Germ-Killing Light Targets The DNA & RNA of Microbes
DNA & RNA is the genetic material that makes up all living organisms, controlling their growth, development, functioning and reproduction. UV light produces electromagnetic energy that can destroy the ability of microorganisms to reproduce and cause inactivation of microbes by causing mutations and/or cell death.
UV light produces electromagnetic energy that can destroy the ability of microorganisms to reproduce and by causing photo-chemical reactions in nucleic acids (DNA & RNA). The ultraviolet energy triggers the formation of specific thymine or cytosine dimers in DNA and uracil dimers in RNA, which causes inactivation of microbes by causing mutations and/or cell death and failure to reproduce.
Broad Spectrum of UV Light Optimizes Effects
Rapid! Disinfection’s technology represents a significant breakthrough in germicidal protection for the world and is protected by an extensive US and international patent portfolio. Products powered by Rapid! Disinfection technology use a powerful, broad spectrum light, including germicidal UV-C, UV-B, UV-A, and violet blue that optimize their germ-killing efficiency.
Anti-Bacterial Properties of Violet-Blue Light
Blue light in the 405 nm to 470 nm wavelengths has been shown to be able to have up to 100% bacterial suppression over the proper intervals.
The blue light causes photoexcitation of endogenous porphyrins that leads to the generation of reactive oxygen species, which are toxic to bacterial cells.
By combining these wavelengths, Rapid! Disinfection’s technology maximizes the dosage of the germ-killing light delivered. To learn more about the effectiveness of UV light, explore environmental and infection control studies in our research compendium.
The Pulsed Xenon Approach
A key difference with Rapid! Disinfection’s technology is the ability to seamlessly integrate an effective UV system into everyday products, making them self-sanitizing. The scientific principles to accomplish this are deeply rooted in optical and quantum physics, but our technology also required a mastery of chemistry, biology, bio-medicine, electrical and mechanical engineering, as well as computer engineering.
After significant research, development and validation, the appropriate combination of technologies and materials have been identified and are now ready to easily integrate into existing products to make disinfection easy. The breakthrough produced a technology that effectively kills bacteria and viruses in the air and on surrounding surfaces.
Rapid! Disinfection Technology represents a significant breakthrough in germicidal protection for the world and is protected by an extensive US and international patent portfolio.