Pathogen Destruction Report
Statement of Purpose:
We performed antimicrobial testing of two UV-emitting mirror prototypes. The wall-mounted mirrors were tested for their ability to kill three healthcare-relevant bacteria: Clostridium difficile spores (C diff), Escherichia coli (E coli), and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Testing occurred over several time points and samples were placed in various locations on a vanity/sink. The goals of this project were:
- Determine the antimicrobial efficacy of the mounted UV LEDs against C diff spores, E coli, and MRSA;
- Determine the optimal operating conditions to kill 4 logs (99.99%) of each bacterium.