Cleanzine: your weekly cleaning and hygiene industry newsletter 8th June 2023 Issue no. 1068
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Deactivate handheld disinfection device; proven to destroy SARS-CoV-2 on surfaces in 30 seconds
Xenex Disinfection Services has announced the launch of Deactivate, a high-powered, handheld LED device designed to quickly disinfect surfaces in confined spaces.
Xenex is known for its LightStrike Germ-Zapping Robots, which have been deployed by hundreds of healthcare facilities worldwide for no-touch room disinfection.
As a result of the pandemic, LightStrike robots are now used in airports, schools, hotels, sports arenas, police stations and correctional facilities, convention centers, and more to quickly disinfect large rooms and areas.
Recognising the need for targeted disinfection in small spaces and compact areas, Xenex has launched Deactivate, which utilises high-powered LEDs to create ultraviolet light proven to deactivate pathogens, including severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2), the virus that causes Covid-19.
Deactivate does not require warm-up or cool-down time, and does not leave behind any chemical residue. Post-disinfection, the area is immediately available for use.
"Our mission is to stop the pain and suffering caused by infections by destroying the pathogens that cause them," reveals Irene Hahn, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Xenex.
"There are many businesses that need targeted, rapid disinfection, especially compact areas like dental exam rooms, ambulances, office cubicles, and cockpits. We wanted to offer an effective technology for disinfecting small spaces that are hard to clean and that's what Deactivate provides."
Testing performed at the Texas Biomedical Research Institute demonstrated that the Deactivate device achieves a 99% level of disinfection against SARS-CoV-2 in 30 seconds at one metre, 99% against vegetative bacteria (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus also known as MRSA, Escherichia coli also known as E.coli) in one minute at one metre, and 99% against bacterial spores in two minutes at one metre.
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