Advanced UV for Life

  • Flip-chip-built UV LED © FBH/
  • Micro Assembly Center for the fully automated assembly of UV LEDs © CiS
  • Measuring device Corneometer to determine skin's humidity © C + K electronic GmbH
  • Merger of automated nucleic acid extraction with spectrometric methods © Analytik Jena
  • LED module of an UV/VIS-spectrometer unit for bacterial detection © Silicann
  • Production of siliconised papers and foils © Laufenberg GmbH

Advanced UV for Life is a consortium of academic institutions and industrial companies operating in development and application of UV LEDs. It aims at pushing the technological development, the availability and the use of UV LEDs.

Main issues are

  • replacement of currently dominant mercury vapor lamps by UV LEDs
  • development of novel applications of UV LEDs

Activities of the consortium cover the whole value chain: from material through UV LEDs and UV photodiodes, modules and systems with tailored properties to the final application, such as UV LED based components, systems and processes. The cooperation between component developers and end users of UV radiation will open up new markets and aims at innovative products in the application fields medicine, environment & life sciences, disinfection and production.

Advanced UV for Life is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research within the program "Twenty20 - Partnership for Innovation".