Currently in the US, where there are many patients with chronic wounds such as pressure ulcers and diabetic lower limb ulcers, the treatment costs are said to reach 3 trillion Japanese Yen per year. It has been pointed out that with longer lifespans in the future, these figures are likely to increase.
Moreover, due to the risk of infections occurring with chronic wounds, antibiotic and antimicrobial creams are used for their prevention and treatment. However, in recent years, there has been an increase in bacteria ,and in MRSA(methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus) that cannot be eliminated using antibiotic and antimicrobial creams, and there is also a risk of development of new drug-resistant microbes by using antibiotics.
This device is equipped with an ultraviolet-sterilization system that selectively kills bacteria and viruses without damaging human cells and human tissues, based on “narrow-band spectrum ultraviolet technology.”