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Kansas State University partners with SARIN Energy to innovate new UVC germicidal lighting

Kansas State University (www.k-state.edu) recently finalized an agreement with SARIN Energy (www.SARINEnergy.com) to research, develop and test UVC sterilization lights for a wide range of applications. The news was announced by Inayat Noormohmad, President of SARIN. “We are thrilled to collaborate with Kansas State University to further research, develop and test our brand of UVC products,” said Noormohmad. 

Testing will be held in a state-of-the-art BSL-2 laboratory by Dr. Manreet S Bhullar, Research Assistant Professor with the Department of Horticulture and Natural Resources at Kansas State University. Dr. Bhullar has expertise in the antimicrobial efficacy of UVC lights regarding food safety and fresh produce. He is interested in furthering research on the viability of UVC lighting to kill pathogens, as well as develop unique devices to apply his findings in new and vital areas. “This is a great opportunity to study a variety of UVC products that I did not have access to prior,” said Dr. Manreet Bhullar. “I am most excited about leveraging SARIN’s engineering knowledge and supply chain advantage to create inventive UVC solutions which I am hopeful will have a significant impact.”

SARIN Energy continues to build a relationship with K-State as more tests are done on current product lines to verify sterilization performance, but also keeps to the drawing board to pioneer crucial equipment in safeguarding the public. “As one of the only methods to consistently eliminate aerosol microbes and protect delicate goods that can’t be treated with chemicals, UVC is continuing to solidify its place in the future of illness prevention,” Noormohmad said.

SARIN Energy and Kansas State University are underway to produce advanced products for everyday applications and spaces like the food and beverage industry. In the meantime, SARIN already offers a broad range of innovative, effective, and cost-conscious UVC devices which have already passed multiple levels of trials. To learn more about the Kansas State University Horticulture and Natural Resources Department visit hnr.k-state.edu/research/.