Xenex Announces LightStrike Disinfection Pod

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Xenex Disinfection Services’ LightStrike Robot with pulsed xenon ultraviolet-C (UV-C) light technology destroys deadly viruses, bacteria and spores before they pose a threat to patients and health care workers. LightStrike Robots help health care facilities reduce their HAI rates by destroying the microscopic germs that may be missed during the manual cleaning process. Xenex robots use pulsed xenon, a noble gas, to create full spectrum, high-intensity UV light that quickly destroys infectious germs in less than five minutes.

Now, for the first time, hospitals can utilize the power of LightStrike Germ-Zapping Robots to quickly disinfect mobile equipment. Pathogens like C.diff, Acinetobacter baumannii, MRSA and Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci (VRE) can travel throughout a health care facility on mobile equipment. To address this gap in the infection control process, Xenex recently partnered with Mintie Technologies Inc. to create the LightStrike Disinfection Pod.

Designed to quickly disinfect reusable mobile equipment such as isolettes, ventilators, pressure monitors, wheelchairs and workstations, the LightStrike Disinfection Pod enables the power of the LightStrike Robot’s, germicidal light to be used anywhere in a facility. The Pod is collapsible, mobile and can be positioned in a hospital hallway or other areas without disrupting or impeding daily workflow. Its proprietary design integrates reflective interior fabric ensuring 360 degrees of UV light coverage over difficult-to-clean equipment including anesthesia carts, ventilators and mobile imaging machines.

“Epidemiologically speaking, mobile equipment may play a significant role in room-to-room transmission of HAIs. Studies have found alarming levels of bacteria on mobile equipment like workstations, IV pumps, pulse oximeters, isolettes, and even patient charts. We want to help hospitals ensure that their mobile equipment is not carrying dangerous pathogens from room to room and that’s what the LightStrike Disinfection Pod can accomplish. We believe this is a major step forward for room disinfection and patient safety,” said Dr. Mark Stibich, co-founder and chief scientific officer of Xenex.