Learn why Fortune Magazine called Care222 Far UV-C light a technology that can change the world.
Conventional disinfecting systems equipped with standard UV lights cannot be used when people are present. Care222 developed something called filtered Far UV-C light, which can be used to continuously disinfect the air and surfaces in a space while people are present. Giving the pressing need now to control viruses and bacteria, Care222 is the right technology at the right time.
The Care222 filtered far UV-C excimer lamp module was developed by Ushio Inc., a leading provider of light sources, lighting solutions, and optical equipment and systems. Represented at number 40, Ushio stands alongside other companies that demonstrate measurable social impact and innovations. Fortune magazine has recognized that our Care222 technology is the protection we all need right now.
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How did we get to this advanced understanding of UV light? Through a rigorous study of the technology. UV light has been used for nearly 100 years to disinfect places like operating rooms. In some countries it has been used to reduce outbreaks of tuberculosis and measles, and since early 2021, it has been used in the New York City subway system to help control the spread of COVID-19.
For more than seven years now, we have been working in with Columbia University in the U.S, and Kobe University in Japan, to perfect a more practical type of UV light that can effectively neutralizes viruses on surfaces and in the air, while being safe to use around people. Now, with the COVID-19 pandemic, having this technology ready and available is especially important for us.