After a decade of research, the trial of the novel infection-fighting light takes place in a ward at Glasgow Royal Infirmary’s Intensive Care Unit. The light poses no harm to humans but it’s believed that it will significantly reduce the risk of the spread of superbugs than by convention cleaning and hand washing hygiene alone.

Developed by researchers at the University of Strathclyde, the technology will bathe the ward with light rays powerful enough to “excite” molecules in any bacteria that’s present and release chemicals which kill them. The creators hope that, if successful, the trial will lead to a revolution in hospital sterilisation saving millions of lives around the world.


The Scotsman: ‘Scots hospital ward in anti-superbug light trials’