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Xenex ‘robot’ combats healthcare associated infection

US hospitals are engaged in a ferocious battle against the deadly pathogens and multi drug-resistant organisms which cause healthcare associated infections. Hospitals throughout the US are, therefore, using a portable room disinfection system from Xenex Healthcare Services to make their patients safer.

Xenex ‘robot’ uses pulse xenon to deliver ultraviolet light throughout patient rooms, operating rooms, equipment rooms, emergency rooms, intensive care units and public areas to destroy viruses, bacteria and bacterial spores in just 5 to 10 minutes per room. Uniquely designed for ease of use and portability, the device can be operated by a hospital’s environmental services staff without disrupting hospital operations or requiring the use of expensive chemicals. It can disinfect more than 30 rooms per day, so hospitals use them continuously to reduce contamination levels throughout their facilities.

“The most important step in infection control begins with a clean environment and that’s what Xenex’s room disinfection system accomplishes,” explains Dr Mark Stibich, Chief Scientific Officer of Xenex.

Xenex systems have proven to be effective against a variety of the most dangerous superbugs and studies reportedly show the system is consistently 20 times more effective than standard chemical cleaning practices.

 

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