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Inactivation of Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilm after ultraviolet light-emitting diode treatment: a comparative study between ultraviolet C and ultraviolet B
Author(s): Aikaterini Argyraki; Merete Markvart; Lars Bjørndal; Thomas Bjarnsholt; Paul Michael Petersen

Paper Abstract

The objective of this study was to test the inactivation efficiency of two different light-based treatments, namely ultraviolet B (UVB) and ultraviolet C (UVC) irradiation, on Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilms at different growth stages (24, 48, and 72 h grown). In our experiments, a type of AlGaN light-emitting diodes (LEDs) was used to deliver UV irradiation on the biofilms. The effectiveness of the UVB at 296 nm and UVC at 266 nm irradiations was quantified by counting colony-forming units. The survival of less mature biofilms (24 h grown) was studied as a function of UV-radiant exposure. All treatments were performed on three different biological replicates to test reproducibility. It was shown that UVB irradiation was significantly more effective than UVC irradiation in inactivating P. aeruginosa biofilms. UVC irradiation induced insignificant inactivation on mature biofilms. The fact that the UVB at 296 nm exists in daylight and has such disinfection ability on biofilms provides perspectives for the treatment of infectious diseases.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 June 2017
PDF: 6 pages
J. Biomed. Opt. 22(6) 065004 doi: 10.1117/1.JBO.22.6.065004
Published in: Journal of Biomedical Optics Volume 22, Issue 6
Show Author Affiliations
Aikaterini Argyraki, DTU Fotonik (Denmark)
Merete Markvart, Univ. of Copenhagen (Denmark)
Lars Bjørndal, Univ. of Copenhagen (Denmark)
Thomas Bjarnsholt, Univ. of Copenhagen (Denmark)
Rigshospitalet (Denmark)
Paul Michael Petersen, DTU Fotonik (Denmark)


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