UV radiation is largely regarded with skepticism by the general public, or even associated with a negative image. There are constant warnings that the UV radiation as a part of sunlight leads to sunburn and is carcinogenic. Indeed, UVB radiation in particular can cause damage to the eyes and skin, making protective measures necessary.
On the other hand, UV radiation is useful for therapeutic purposes in terms of treating skin diseases or for the formation of vitamin D. Furthermore, the enormous importance of germ-killing UVC radiation for disinfecting instruments and the use of UV radiation for fluorescence excitation in many biomedical and forensic analysis methods must not be forgotten.
Due to their many advantages, UV LEDs make new, sometimes surprising applications possible in medicine. Hence, in the thematic field of Medicine, the partners are pursuing the common goal of establishing innovative, miniaturized UV technologies for biomedical sensors, diagnosis and medical therapy.