Columbia University — Far-UVC Sterilization Research

Columbia University
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To support research on far-UVC light to reduce pathogen transmission.

Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $3,200,000 over three years to Columbia University to support research, led by Dr. David Brenner, on the efficacy of far-UVC light on the reduction of indoor pathogen transmission. This will involve efficacy studies on how well far-UVC works against different viruses and fungal pathogens, as well as direct measurements of the reduction of airborne disease transmission, rather than just inactivation of pathogens.

This falls within Open Philanthropy’s focus area of biosecurity and pandemic preparedness.

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