The College of Strathclyde has signed a licensing deal for pioneering mild know-how which kills pathogenic micro organism linked to hospital acquired infections.
Italian mild producer Linea Light Group is the primary European-based licensee of Excessive Depth Slim Spectrum (HINS) mild know-how, which may suppress dangerous micro organism within the air and on surfaces utilizing a slender spectrum of seen mild.
The revolutionary know-how was developed on the College of Strathclyde by Professor Scott MacGregor, Professor John G Anderson, Dr Michelle Maclean and Professor Gerry Woolsey.
The sunshine-based disinfection technique operates at a wavelength the place it may be run safely within the presence of people and has been trialled and deployed as a ceiling mounted mild supply.
Linea Mild Group, which has an 85-strong analysis and improvement division, combines HINS-light decontamination know-how with the sunshine of its skilled merchandise, creating the brand new ‘Atmosphere Care Lighting’ to be used throughout hospitals and different well being amenities, public areas, faculties, workplaces and breeding farms, in addition to for hospitality and residential use.
Developed within the College’s state-of-the-art Robertson Trust Laboratory for Electronic Sterilisation Technologies (ROLEST), medical trials in hospitals demonstrated that HINS offers considerably larger reductions of bacterial pathogens within the atmosphere than may be achieved by cleansing and disinfection alone. The invention signalled an enormous step ahead in hospitals’ capacity to stop the unfold of an infection and it was developed for commercialisation round 10 years in the past.
Professor MacGregor, who’s Vice-Principal of the College of Strathclyde and chief of the analysis crew stated: “The HINS-light know-how is a good instance of how the College of Strathclyde produces innovation which additionally advantages society.
The know-how is innocent to individuals so can be utilized repeatedly in occupied affected person rooms and environments, thereby enhancing disinfection and stopping the unfold of an infection. Our settlement with Linea Mild Group implies that many extra individuals in healthcare and industrial environments can profit from the know-how.”
Gianluca Salciccia, Linea Mild Group’s Gross sales Director, stated: ” Linea Mild Group’s strategy to luminaire design has at all times been unconventional, and we’ve a brand new mind-set in regards to the product that permits our Analysis & Growth crew the liberty to be artistic.
“Lighting know-how may be an essential instrument for wellbeing and enhancing individuals’s high quality of life. Linea Mild Group’s new Atmosphere Care Lighting might additionally add a 3rd dimension of bodily wellbeing, with merchandise able to decontaminating the environments through which individuals dwell and work, defending their well being”.
Strathclyde’s Analysis & Data Trade Companies and IP & Commercialisation crew supported the analysis crew with the safety of mental property and devoted commercialisation sources resulting in the settlement with Linea Mild Group.