History Of Blood Irradiation (UVBI)

By: Dr. Danilo Fernández; President GlobalMed Technologies USA, Inc.

The history of UVBI is a long and extended one that goes back to the 1800’s.  Countless articles are published on the subject in medical journals from around the world and anyone interested in searching will find a holy grail of information.  It always amuses me when I see how surprised my colleagues when confronted with the magnitude of literature that exists on the subject. I am often asked “Why haven’t these articles been updated and more clinical trials performed to usher UVBI in as a viable treatment for infectious diseases”, “What keeps this out of the light of day”, “This should be on the front pages of every newspaper and all over the internet and TV, why is it not out there?”.  My answer is always the same, it’s complicated but many scientists are trying. In 1996 I researched everything I could get my hands on to make sense of a lost scientific technique or method of treating diseases known as UVBI.  For over three decades UVBI clinically demonstrated the capabilities of destroying virus, bacteria’s, fungus or parasites that could harm humans beings or animals in over one hundred thousand cases and treatments researched, documented and published. The possibilities and the applications of UVBI are remarkably earth friendly, clean and green; treatments actually help our immune system become stronger by making it more efficient and effective in the elimination of the infective invaders. In 1998 I constructed our first UVBI machine and called it “PCI” for Photonic Corpuscular Irradiation.  UVBI is a general term for the process of irradiating blood, while PCI is more a term that describes precisely what is being performed; “the irradiation of Corpuscles in the blood” .  Now naming which Corpuscles, particles, molecules, and or elements are excited by the irradiation is another question. In PCI we claim that it is the Corpuscles in the Blood whose molecules are excited by the irradiation (photons).  These corpuscles in an excited state are what destroy viruses, bacteria’s, fungi’s and parasites as the irradiated blood traverses the circulatory system.  This process and how it works is still under debate by the scientific community. Today doctors are confronted with the reality of just how little they know on the subject of UVBI and its therapeutic capabilities. Yet when one speaks with a Radiologist, a Nuclear Medicine specialist, or an Oncologist and Hematologist; we immediately grasp just how common this subject is to them. One of the issues with this type of therapy is precisely how long it’s been around.  Many a physician have asked themselves, “Why is so little known about such an efficient therapeutic process as UVBI”.  For many doctors and scientists it is precisely this ambiguity that attract us to the subject.

For me it was the HIV Virus; could UVBI be effective against the HIV/AIDS virus. What captured my interest in the subject was whether UVBI would be effective vs HIV’s ability for mutations which cause resistance to medications (Retrovirals).  It was this resistance of HIV that spiked a resurgent interest in the subject of UVBI.

After two decades I now have the honor of counting myself among the, American, Russian , German and South American scientists that have been ardently working to open the doors so that medicine and the general population can better understand and accept this process of curing diseases.

Today in day, a doctor, scientist, engineer, or veterinarian who wishes to know more about UVBI can simply search the internet for an unending list of information on the subject.  Sometime in the near future the process of Irradiodynamics will be as common as Pharmacodynamics is today.

The challenge is how to get the academic field to take an interest in the use of this process in real life and not just in the lab where it has been for the last fifty years.

Thanks to many scientists around the world, this level of interest is rising and in some countries UVBI is being implemented on a daily basis and as a mainstream therapy.

The proof of this information is found on the website of the National Institute of Health (NIH), which has registered several companies now conducting clinical trials in various medical conditions including HIV.

In the next ten years I believe we will serve as witnesses to a new era in medicine, an era where it will be possible to confront any possible pandemic that now threatens humanity daily. One such outbreak could be the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) H5, H7 infections such as; H5N8, H5N5, H7N9 and H5N1 are capable of causing the demise of millions of people in a matter of weeks.


We need scientist and doctors willing to conduct the necessary clinical trials in order for this process to be accepted as a mainstream treatment.  Because of the costs, length of time and professional knowledge involved in conducting clinical trials and the approval process with university and government sponsorship all of which are a tedious endeavor and one that intimidates many not to pursue this avenue.  Yet it is this avenue which must be traveled in order to gain acceptability by the scientific, medical and general communities.

As the author of this article, I intend to present the history of blood irradiation in a chronological manner that demonstrates its milestones, its development and the advances made throughout the years.

I humbly dare to include my notes and opinions with the many honorable colleagues which preceded me in this endeavor and who are my mentors in this field of medicine.

The least I could do as a doctor, scientist and professional is to give credence after learning what I have learned about the process of UVBI.  In fact, I would go so far as to say that it would be a crime before my profession, my oath as a doctor and my conscience, not to divulge my knowledge on the subject of UVBI.  Since 1996, I have dedicated myself to present what I have learned in writing and by performing clinical trials that demonstrate the efficacy of UVBI.

In 2004 we performed Government approved Phase 1 Controlled Clinical Trials in 36 people living with HIV/AIDS utilizing UVBI.  We are currently approved to conduct the following trials; a Government approved Phase 2 Controlled Clinical Trial in 200 people with HIV/AIDS, Phase 1 Laminitis Clinical Trials in Cattle & Equine, Phase 1 Clinical Trials in Leishmaniasis, Phase 1 Clinical Trials in ZIKA Virus, Phase 1 Clinical Trials in Blood Bank Sterilization process, Phase 1 Clinical Trials in Organ Transplant Sterilization Process and various other that at the time of this writing are being developed and plotted for future applications in various countries worldwide.

In this writing I attempt to present the history of UVBI in a chronological and bibliographic manner as to explain the studies performed and the advances throughout the last century.

All the bibliographies are real and can be confirmed by looking up the articles in medical and scientific journals, most of which are found in medical libraries.  It took me three years to look up and study all the articles you will see presented in this writing before I dared develop my first hemo-irradiator.

One manual I read (Ultraviolet Blood Irradiation: A History and Guide to Clinical Application 1933-1997)(1) is the most coveted manual on UVBI and a must read for anyone interested in this science.  Most of the articles where found in medical universities libraries and it cost a pretty penny to copy them all.

In the future I hope to be able to teach this knowledge and treatment of UVBI/PCI to all medical students, nurses, physician assistants and others in the medical field.

So I begin with this article on the History of UVBI and in doing so hope to garner an interest in you the reader; to researching more about this process and the importance it will play in the years to come.

May the Light Guide You

Dr. Danilo Fernandez