Medical Illumination introduces UV24 Air Purification System



Overhead light system effectively purifies air 24/7

 San Fernando, CA – While the issue of healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs) from airborne pathogens is of significant concern in human medicine and receives an enormous amount of attention, it is nonetheless as important an issue in veterinary medicine. The risks to animals and humans alike are high anywhere sick patients can or have introduced contagious pathogens into the air.  Addressing this issue within veterinary care, surgical lighting manufacturer Medical Illumination has announced the introduction of their continuous air purification system called UV24. 

 Built within the casing of a standard-sized overhead light fixture (fluorescent or LED), UV24 provides fast, continuous UV-C air purification that reduces bacteria, viruses and fungi from treated air. It also reduces the settling of airborne pathogens onto surfaces, while reducing odors caused by bacteria and fungi. Because the innovative, patented design is conveniently installed overhead, shielded within standard lighting fixtures, it can operate in any occupied space 24/7 without any risk of UV exposure, and without taking up valuable floor or counter space.

 “This product provides an enormous benefit to animals being treated or boarded, and to anyone working within a veterinary clinic or hospital where airborne pathogens can transfer between animals and between humans,” said Medical Illumination president Alan Kiviat. “Animals getting sick from other animals, staff getting sick…the threat has always been there. Now UV24 provides substantial protection safely and affordably.”

 According to a study by Dr. Wladyslaw Kowalski, one of the world’s foremost authorities on hospital airborne infection control, the technology within the UV24 unit can effectively neutralize nearly 100% of airborne pathogens such as Bordatella, Peritontis, Influenza, FCR, Cryptococcus, Reovirus and many others.

 A single UV24 air purification unit can treat a volume of air equivalent to a 10’ x 10’ x 8’ room, four times per hour.

 For more information on UV24, visit or call 800-831-1222

 About Medical Illumination

 Medical Illumination International, established in 1978, is one of the world’s premier manufacturers of medical lighting equipment, operating room tables, equipment management systems, and advanced, high-definition video integration, which are all sold through Veterinary equipment and supply distributors worldwide. The company’s product range covers the complete spectrum of lighting for surgery, emergency procedures, examination and specialty uses, along with video monitor and camera models, surgery tables, and equipment pendants. For more information, visit

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