December 15, 2020

LS6 in patient room 2 400x275Xenex Disinfection Services today announced the availability of its LightStrike6, the newest version of its “Germ-Zapping Robots” that provides quick, effective disinfection against SARS-COV-2, the coronavirus that causes the COVID-19 disease.

LightStrike6 (LS6) provides the same germ deactivating power of the company’s current LightStrike robot models, Xenex says, but is more intuitive, durable, faster, and smarter with enhanced wireless reporting capabilities. The robots emit high intensity bursts of broad spectrum ultraviolet (UV) light to deactivate the virus in two minutes, according to a peer-reviewed study published in “Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology.” Xenex said the robots can also quickly deactivate other pathogens, including C.diff, MRSA (or staph), VRE, influenza and other multi-drug resistant organisms. With a spectrum of UV light that ranges from 200 to 315 nm, LightStrike robots deactivate viruses and bacteria where they are most vulnerable without damaging surfaces or materials, Xenex says.

The new robot also includes many new features, including a rapid start disinfection cycle to enable more rooms disinfected per day, flexibility to customize room type and users, handles on both sides of the robot for improved transportation (pushing or pulling), and an updated safety cone with embedded timers.

“The world is looking for tools to help battle the coronavirus and we are humbled to be in a position to provide a technology that is proven to destroy SARS-CoV-2. Being able to help healthcare facilities and other and other organizations safely and effectively destroy viruses and bacteria that can lurk in their facilities is important and not something we take likely,” said Irene Hahn, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Xenex. “As our science and engineering teams worked together on the design of the LS6, we were focused on providing customers with a durable robot that would help them easily and quickly achieve their disinfection goals. The new LS6 robots are immediately available to ship to organizations battling the coronavirus, and will continue to provide outstanding germ-fighting value even after the pandemic is over.”

Xenex says its robots were primarily used in hundreds of healthcare facilities prior to the pandemic, but as a result of the robot’s speed and efficacy against SARS-CoV-2, they are now being deployed in office buildings, airports, schools, hotels, professional sports facilities, police stations and jails, convention centers, and other places where contamination and disease transmission is a concern.

More details on the company are available at the Xenex website