by Brianna Crandall — April 9, 2021 — Xenex Disinfection Services, a provider of ultraviolet (UV) technology-based disinfection strategies and solutions used around the world, recently announced the launch of Deactivate, a high-powered handheld LED device designed to quickly disinfect surfaces in confined spaces such as medical exam rooms, school desks or office cubicles.
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 Covid-19 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.
Targeted disinfection for compact areas
Recognizing the need for targeted disinfection in small spaces and compact areas, Xenex launched Deactivate, which utilizes high-powered light-emitting diodes (LEDs) to create ultraviolet (UV) 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, says Xenex.
Irene Hahn, senior vice president of Sales and Marketing for Xenex, stated:
Our mission is to stop the pain and suffering caused by infections by destroying the pathogens that cause them. 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.
According to Xenex, 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 1 meter, 99% against vegetative bacteria (such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus [MRSA] and Escherichia coli [E.coli]) in 1 minute at 1 meter, and 99% against bacterial spores in 2 minutes at 1 meter.
For more information about the Deactivate handheld UV device, visit the Xenex website.