2024 IUVA RadLaunch Winners Have Been Announced

Press release submitted on behalf of IUVA. 

IUVA is excited to announce the 2024 IUVA RadLaunch Winners.

Lumaegis: RadBox
Lumaegis’ RadBox is a sterilization device that uses a semiconductor-based solution i.e., UV-C and IR Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) to generate germicidal radiation and heat. This solid-state-based microbicidal platform eliminates all forms of micro-fauna on the surface of solid surgical and probing-type instruments used in common surgical procedures, usually in a medical office setting and other surgical specialties of dentistry.  The RadBox sterilizes surgical tools in just minutes, while overcoming many of the limitations of other devices. The RadBox device does not use any water and can be easily integrated to existing Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) workflow.  In addition, since there is no energy-intensive steam generation process, the power consumption is less than 5% compared to equivalent autoclave devices. Lumaegis medical devices use specific combinations of wavelengths to attack DNA and RNA structure i.e., thymine dimerization and denaturing protein molecules. The anti-microbial properties of UV-C radiation are well-known and we do this in seconds, rather than hours, enabled by the special properties of UVC. The initial target market is oral healthcare practitioners, who actually helped develop the concept and design of RadBox.

XCMR Inc: Near-Field Infection Protection
XCMR’s Near-field Infection Protection (NIP)TM technology creates a biosafety barrier against aerosol transmission of infectious disease in close-contact environments. This innovative approach incorporates UVC, for the first time, into wearable, portable and stationary devices to form a protective ‘invisible’ bubble, enhancing infection prevention and addressing antimicrobial resistance concerns. XCMR’s NIP inactivation mechanism is agnostic to the pathogen and offers the promise of non-invasive immediate personal protection.  XCMR’s modular UVC reactors offer significant energy savings over traditional technologies.  XCMR’s NIP tech is the foundation for the current application of XCMR’s Symmetrical Flow DisinfectionTM (SFD) mask program. The modular design of XCMR’s NIP reactors is the basis for XCMR’s next generation of  protection components initially designed for the military, healthcare workers, and first responders. However, XCMR’s innovation extends to protect immunocompromised patients as well as the general population with consumer grade implementations.

Spectrum Medical Technologies–Surgical Site Light(™)

The Surgical Site Light is a patented, cutting edge, clinical phototherapy platform which utilizes far UV-C to prevent surgical site infections and/or treat chronic non-healing wounds. It is designed to be used directly on patients and is effective against antibiotic resistant pathogens (bacterial and fungal) and viruses. This is increasingly important as antibiotic resistant pathogens are a serious threat to global health care. This gives clinicians another tool to combat the global challenge of antibiotic resistant infections.It will reduce patient morbidity and mortality from these infections and allow patients to return to a productive life. This device has global appeal as it addresses the multi-billion dollar cost of surgical site infections as well as the multi-billion dollar cost of treating chronic non-healing wounds. Customers include: any facility with an operating room (civilian and military hospitals) and chronic wound clinics. As the device is portable and durable it can be used by visiting nurses (VNA) to treat home-bound patients as well as front line military hospitals (MASH units).

SpaceUV Systems

Upper Air UVGI is poised to be in the forefront of air disinfection in coming years. Not only is it sustainable energy consumption wise, it offers exceptional and noiseless air disinfection efficiency making it ideal for indoor use in Offices, Academia & beyond. At SpaceUV we have redesigned Upper Air UVGI fixtures to address the challenge of high ambient dust levels in India. By reconfiguring the fixture optics using multi-physics raytrace simulations, with over billion photon trackings, our designs have now enabled use of Upper Air UVGI in high ambient air dust conditions enabling wider adoption. We are now ready with a portfolio of products that can leverage the early mover advantage for cost conscious Indian healthcare systems & beyond – seamlessly enabling compliance with ASHRAE 241. SpaceUV is our strategic effort towards safe, clean & sustainable addition to existing HVAC systems offering lower cost of IAQ compliance without need for drastic increase in air ventilation & associated energy costs.

Elec-field Future Corp.: Carbon Nano Tube (CNT) UV disinfection lamp using nanotechnology.
This energy-efficient lamp, with a 300W output at a 273 nm wavelength, is being developed for water purification, bio clean rooms, vertical farming, and residential applications.  The Elec-Field Future UV disinfection lamp is anchored in advanced nanotechnology, specifically utilizing Carbon Nanotubes (CNT).  One of its pivotal engineering feats is its unique directional design, which optimizes energy efficiency by focusing the emitted UV light to the desired location. Furthermore, this digital method is pivotal for the lamp’s ability to produce non-colored UV emissions, a feature not commonly found in the industry. The material choice of CNT bypasses certain environmental concerns, and extends the product’s lifespan to an impressive three years. Additionally, the lamp’s modular nature suggests adaptability, with potential for x-ray generation through module replacement. This combination of material innovation, digital light generation, and modular design ensures the lamp’s proficiency for its intended uses: water purification, bio clean rooms, vertical farming, and domestic disinfection.