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Labs that research human DNA require extremely clean environments. Tiny molecular contamination can ruin weeks of hard work by lab techs. Traditionally, workers had to use caustic chemicals and cleaning materials to 'scrub down' the lab. This process has several disadvantages:
- Maintenance staff needed specialized training to complete the task
- Results were mixed
- Chemicals and cleaning materials used in the process are 'hazardous waste' and must be disposed of properly
- Costs associated with manual cleaning are high
The system's controls initiate the lights when the room is unoccupied and shuts-off the lights should anyone enter the room. This prevents any exposure to UV radiation.
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