Ab medica spa, an Italian provider of medical technologies, and Xenex Disinfection Services, a market leader in ultraviolet (UV) light room disinfection technology, have announced that ab medica spa is the exclusive distributor of Xenex LightStrike Germ-Zapping Robots at hospitals and health care facilities in Italy.
Infections caused by superbugs like Clostridium difficile (C.diff), Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) and Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) are a global problem and Xenex’s pulsed xenon UV light robots are a proven solution to destroy these deadly microorganisms before they can harm patients and health care workers. Xenex robots take room disinfection to the next level by pulsing xenon, an environmentally friendly noble gas, to create full spectrum, high intensity UV light that quickly destroys infectious germs. Multiple hospitals utilizing Xenex robots have published peer-reviewed patient infection reduction outcome studies showing 50-100 percent decreases in C.diff, MRSA and surgical site infection rates in highly regarded scientific journals.
“We carefully evaluated the peer-reviewed research and were impressed with the number of hospitals that have reported dramatic infection rate reductions after using Xenex robots for room disinfection. Bringing this technology to Italy is a game changer for Italian health care facilities and the patients they treat because we finally have a weapon to help stop superbugs and dangerous bacteria before they pose a risk to our patients and employee safety,” said ab medica Business Director, Filippo Pacinotti. “We are pleased to join other international distributors of Xenex’s technology like Terumo in Japan. We chose Xenex because Xenex does not utilize mercury bulbs that contain toxic mercury and require special hazardous waste handling. Xenex is proven and published in peer-reviewed journals to work in the hospital environment and reduce the rates of patient infections.”
The Xenex robot is designed for speed, effectiveness and ease of use, which allows hospital cleaning staff to operate the robot without disrupting hospital operations. With a proven five-minute disinfection cycle for C.diff and less than 90 seconds for other pathogens like MRSA, VRE, and Acenitobacter, the robot can disinfect 30-62 hospital rooms per day (according to Xenex customers), including: patient rooms, operating rooms, equipment rooms, emergency rooms, intensive care units and public areas. LightStrike is ideal for use in hospitals worldwide because Xenex has patented protocols for use in multi-bed wards. The robot’s speed enables it to disinfect areas and rooms quickly so it can be used throughout the entire facility, including multi-bed wards, to enhance patient and health care worker safety.