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PPE sterilization
Hospitals reporting shortages of personal protective equipment are looking for ways to disinfect what they’ve got. Here, researchers are testing the efficacy of new sterilization boxes created by engineers at USC. (USC Photo/Andrea Armani)

How hardware store parts transformed into virus-destroying devices

A partnership between USC Viterbi and the Keck School of Medicine has produced a system — built from off-the-shelf items — that uses UV light to disinfect face shields.