Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Bacteria Reduction

Alan Goldstein, Laboratory Manager
EMSL Analytic, Inc. - Morrisville, NC
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To evaluate the efficacy and the dose response of NuvaWave Instant UV handheld device in reducing methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteria on surfaces.


Utilizing ASTM E3135 standard practice to evaluate the ultraviolet germicidal irradiation designed to kill/inactivate microorganisms deposited on inanimate carriers, such as steel or glass. The carriers were inserted into a computer controlled robotic NuvaWave test device (12 mW/cm2 ) irradiated the pathogen carriers at a separation distance of 2 inches for a defined period of time. The dose and time for each period was recorded. The irradiated pathogens were compared to a non-irradiated control group to determine the amount of inactivation.

Summary of Results

The NuvaWave handheld device deactivated 99.75% of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus after one second of exposure.

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