In February 2009, we got the news that blue light (405nm and 470nm) kills MRSA. Mom and I both published separate articles to help get the word out, and we both put ads up on Google to try to reach people looking for help. I had a prototype made using the exact wavelengths used in the research. I wondered how we would ever test the new light before selling it.
In January 2010, all hell broke loose in my family. Suddenly my mom was gone, and my little sister was in the hospital with five open wounds. Because we were actively working on blue light for MRSA at the time, the risk of MRSA infection was at the top of my mind. I had my prototypes overnight-ed to me in Florida. The doctors and nurses at Tampa General Hospital were very open to alternative treatments including light therapy, and they did not give me any problem using the lights on my sister. (I used both red and blue prototypes. Blue to kill MRSA, and red to speed wound closure and wound healing.) Her wounds were cleaned and packed twice daily. We made sure blue light shone on them whenever they were open. For the three weeks she was on the trauma floor, she did not contract MRSA in any of her wounds.
After three or four weeks, my sister gained strength and determination enough to graduate to the rehab center at TGH. Visiting hours were slashed, and so no one was there to shine the lights on her while her wounds were cleaned and dressed. Within three days of being in rehab, she acquired MRSA in her deepest wound. I called the nurse practitioner who cared for her the weeks before in the trauma unit. She came and cleaned the wound herself, and instructed the nurses in rehab that the blue light be shone on her wounds whenever they were open.
There was no evidence of recurrence of the MRSA infection.
Of course I can not say for sure the blue light kept the MRSA away while she was in the trauma unit. I can only say for sure she got MRSA after three days without it. I can not say for sure the antibiotics she was on did not kill the MRSA, or keep it from recurring. All I know is, while the light shone on her, for three weeks, she did not get it. Then, after three days without it, she was infected. Upon proper cleaning of the wound and the reintroduction of blue light treatments, the hospital-aquired MRSA did not reoccur in any wound. It has been 18 months since the original incident. My sister is almost 100%.
Since then, by way of the articles mom and I published at the start, I have sold a few lights, now called Genesis AB, specifically for MRSA treatment, by request. Although I have not yet followed up with those clients to see how their treatment went, none of them returned the light.
So after a year and a half interruption of plans, I’m continuing where we left off, and making this light available online today.
Actually, I hope you never need it.