Project: Far-UVC


The sanitation revolution led to dramatic decreases in death and disease from water-borne illnesses such as Cholera, Typhoid and Dysentery. Can we do the same for airborne illnesses such as Covid-19, Influenza, Measles – or a novel pathogen that causes the next pandemic?


Our upcoming Blueprint tackles the promise and complexities of using far-UVC to clean the air of infectious pathogens. It includes extensive reviews and analyses of:

  • Disinfection efficacy and transmission suppression
  • Safety and other possible unintended consequences
  • Regulations & standards relevant to the use of far-UVC
  • Current and future lamp technology
  • Cost benefit analysis


We ground this analysis with comprehensive literature reviews, interviews with experts, and original modeling. We have committed funding to new studies investigating areas of scientific uncertainty highlighted by our research.
Our roadmap will outline essential steps for the development of far-UVC as a tool for safer indoor spaces and pandemic prevention.


We invite anyone with interest in our findings or possible collaboration to contact us at

Associated Projects

Built Environment Transmission Suppression

Our Built Environment Transmission Suppression (BETS) Blueprint explores which nascent technologies show the most promise for reducing indoor pathogen transmission in the built environments that contribute most to pathogen spread.
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