Lithuanian Scientists Create Equipment that Kills Viruses


Three years after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, a new invention is helping health care workers stay safe during various disease outbreaks. The innovation results from the work of scientists from Kaunas University of Technology (KTU), Lithuanian University of Health Sciences (LSMU), and Dental Clinic Senamiesčio Stomatologijos Klinika. The inspiration comes from the fact that dental workers are put at a higher risk of contracting viruses from patients as dental patients cannot wear masks during treatment.

“According to conducted market research published in Sustainability, the equipment that utilizes short-wave High-Intensity Narrow-Spectrum (HINS) ultraviolet rays to destroy the viability of various viruses is the first of its kind on the market,” reports Kaunas University of Technology.

Three pieces of equipment were created, including a special air purifier SSK SDE-1, a transparent protective shield or the SSK SDE-2 barrier module, and the SSK SDE-3 dental water disinfection module.

Learn more about this innovation from Kaunas University of Technology.