• UV/Vis Spectrophotometer © Analytik Jena AG
    UV/Vis Spectrophotometer © Analytik Jena AG
  • Treatment of Pak Choi with UVB LEDs © IGZ
    Treatment of Pak Choi with UVB LEDs © IGZ
  • Installation of gas analyzers for process control © Emerson Process Management GmbH & Co. OHG
    Installation of gas analyzers for process control © Emerson Process Management GmbH & Co. OHG

Environment & Life Sciences

In recent years, new knowledge has been gained in biology, physiology and the environmental sciences, as well as in many additional sub-areas within the life sciences. The perception of UV radiation by plants, animal and human organisms, UV-mediated signal transmission and impact as well as general UV-induced effects in the various biological systems represent some of these aspects. Humans can take deliberate advantage of a large portion of this, creating appropriate technical solutions for this purpose.

The thematic field of Environment & Life Sciences addresses promising fields of application for UV LEDs and strives for the following developments:
 

  • Luminaires equipped with narrow-band UV LEDs and LEDs for other spectral ranges that are used in horticultural production for the creation of functional foods, nutraceuticals and raw plant materials
  • A stationary, highly-stable UV-based gas analyzer for use in the chemicals industry, in power plants, greenhouses, phytotrons, and storage rooms
  • Systems for nucleic acid extraction and integrated determination of the nucleic acids for molecular diagnostics using narrowband emitting UV LEDs

Research and development projects:
 

»Stationary high-strength UV gas analysis

»Enhanced formation of secondary plant metabolites by irradiation with UVB LEDs for the production of natural functional food

»Development of a method for extraction and integrated determination of nucleic acids