JU’s Biomedical Healthcare Innovation Center Develops a local UVC Apparatus to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 Pandemic


The JU-Simbona Design Lab at the JMC Center for Biomedical Engineering is contributing its share towards the prevention and containing of the global pandemic COVID-19. 

The center has developed a local UV room sterilizer used for hospital rooms, wards and medical equipment. The apparatus has 8 watts UVC lamps that emit high intensity ultraviolet light that hits surface in the room and kills any microorganism or pathogens including viruses. The UVC technology locally developed is used for disinfection and sterilization, and is said to disinfect up to 40 square meters room area. The leader of project designed by Team Simbona, Habtamu Abafoge has indicated that the apparatuses are ready for use, and that the team has developed a complete document describing how the apparatus works, its effectiveness, safety references and precautions, technical specification, general operations and laboratory test results.

The JU-Simbona Innovative Team is known for its innovative initiatives.