Evaluation of a hand-held far-ultraviolet radiation device for decontamination of Clostridium difficile and other healthcare-associated pathogens

BMC Infectious Diseases, 05/30/2012

The SterilrayTM Disinfection Wand is a novel environmental disinfection technology that rapidly kills C. difficile spores and other healthcare–associated pathogens on surfaces. However, the presence of organic matter reduces the efficacy of far–UV radiation, possibly explaining the more modest results observed on surfaces in hospital rooms that were not precleaned.

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