While vaccine makers and drug companies are rushing to bring medical interventions to the market that might address the Ebola pandemic, there’s already a technology available right now that can kill surface Ebola in just two minutes in hospitals, quarantine centers, commercial offices and even public schools. This would help control the spread of the virus.
It’s called the Xenex Germ-Zapping Robot, and it was invented by a team of Texas doctors whose company is based on San Antonio
The Xenex Germ-Zapping Robot uses pulsed xenon-generated UV light to achieve what the company calls “the advanced environmental cleaning of healthcare facilities.”
Because ultraviolet light destroys the integrity of the RNA that viruses are made of, it renders viruses “dead.
Ebola, just like most other viruses, are quickly destroyed by UV light. That’s why Ebola likes to spread in dark places where sunlight doesn’t reach.
The Xenex robot destroys Ebola on surfaces in just two minutes, zapping them with a specific wavelength of UV light at concentrations that are 25,000 times higher than natural sunlight.
The Xenex unit generates UV light using xenon — one of the noble gases — rather than toxic mercury. So there’s no toxic mercury to deal with, even when disposing of the equipment after its useful life.
Many of the approaches to disinfection in hospitals today are based on harsh, toxic chemicals that pose a secondary risk to the health of hospital patients and staff, but UV light emitted by the Xenex robot leaves no chemical residue whatsoever, and requires no chemical manufacturing plant to manufacture.
This is truly “light medicine” because it disinfects using specific frequencies of light.
Studies touted by the manufacturer appear to show extraordinary disinfection results spanning both bacterial superbugs and viral strains. The process is used by the following US hospitals that have achieved impressive results:
– 57% reduction in MRSA at Moses Cone
– 53% reduction in C.diff infections at Cooley Dickenson
– 50% reduction in bacterial contamination at Cambridge Health Alliance
– 30% reduction in C.diff at the MD Anderson Cancer Center
– 62% reduction in microbial load at the St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center
The Xenex UV robot is already being used in about 250 hospitals in the US. That number is likely to increase dramatically due to the current global Ebola outbreak.
The base price of the Xenex unit is around $100,000, and the unit pays for itself very quickly by preventing expensive infections. It can disinfect a typical hospital room in about 10 minutes, and it comes with organization and scheduling software that allows hospital staff to keep track of which rooms have been treated.
Learn more at www.Xenex.com