Saving lives with UV light from Heraeus
Heraeus supplies UV lamps for the synthesis of the malaria treatment drug artemisinin.
Heraeus Noblelight develops and optimizes specialized UV solutions dedicated to a wide range of industrial and medical applications. The latest example of using Heraeus UV lamps for medical engineering is the production of a synthetic antidote to malaria. Large volumes of the active substance, artemisinin, can be economically produced in a photochemical process.