Fighting Flu with Lasers？
Recently, DARPA, the Defense Advanced Projects Research Agency is researching small, handheld UV laser devices to help soldiers detect dangerous chemicals and biological agents from a safe distance. The program is called Laser UV Sources for Tactical Efficient Raman, which is short for LUSTER.
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Military future-lasers help detect the flu
The Compact Mid-Ultraviolet Technology, or CMUVT, with wavelengths of 200-240 nanometers, has set the stage for subsequent study and application successfully. Originally, this military technology is designed for soldiers to detect bombs on the battlefield, but as researchers indicate that, the handheld devices are also capable of detecting flu virus, which may make the technology utile for citizen. “What we really want to do is to create breakthrough laser tech for a variety of applications,” said Daniel Green, a DARPA program manager. So now the technology is not only used on the battlefield, but also used for public medical staffs to detect and track infectious diseases.
The importance of the application
You may not realize the importance of the application. But consider that our city is becoming increasingly crowded due to the expanding population. An outbreak of infectious diseases, such as H5N1, may cause serious infections and death in crowded urban areas, where flu spreads fast. The sooner it can be detected, the better. Therefore, technology application is of great significance for people.
Wide use of laser in medical industry
The use of laser has rapidly expanded in many industries, and laser has made great contributions to human beings. Medical industry is a very good example. In diagnosis, various laser diagnostic instruments help doctors get the results quickly and objectively. In treatment, the laser treatment technology is widely applied in clinical departments. In addition, many domestic laser enterprises are committed to provide solutions for medical industry, such as marking on medicine box surface.
Medicine box surface marking of HGLASER