Xenex Disinfection Services, a healthcare services provider, has recently announced the availability of its LightStrike disinfection robots for the public sector organizations in the UK. These organizations will gain access to the robots via the ESPO framework 263_20 for UVC (ultraviolet-C) Decontamination Systems.
The UV technology-based disinfection solutions and services provider has recently expanded its global presence to cater to the UK-based direct sales team. ESPO, a public sector-owned PBO (professional buying organization), delivers a broad range of services and goods to the public sector customers in Scotland, Wales, England, and Northern Ireland through its catalogue of above 25,000 products and 100 procurement frameworks.
Notably, LightStrike Germ-Zapping Robots™ have the capability to rapidly eliminate bacteria and viruses and extensively deactivate pathogens present on surfaces. The robots come along with varied benefits such as high speed, ease of use, and effectiveness, allowing trained operators to disinfect rooms such as multi-patient wards without disrupting the business operations.
In the peer-reviewed journals, more than 40 studies validating the LightStrike robot disinfection technology’s efficacy have been published. The robots have also been deployed in above 800 facilities worldwide, including convention centers, professional sports arenas, police stations, government buildings, schools, hotels, and hospitals.
As per a peer-reviewed study published in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, the LightStrike robots emit broad-spectrum UV light that can deactivate the SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the COVID-19 disease, in a matter of 2 minutes. Additionally, the robots can destroy pathogens such as C. diff (Clostridioides difficile), influenza, VRE (vancomycin-resistant enterococcus), and MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), among other multi-drug resistant organisms.
Various pathogens are sensitive to UV light at different wavelengths. The LightStrike robots, with the bursts of a broad spectrum UV light (200 to 315-nm) produced by a pulsed xenon lamp, can rapidly deactivate bacteria and viruses without damaging the materials and surfaces.